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K’naan Coming To America Lyrics

[Verse 1]
I came out of a killer, neighborhood called river
Where life expectancy is shorter than a caterpillar
I was once a gorilla, and this show was my cage
My trina was the gauge, AK was my baby sitter
When we be out and looted, the whole city was shooting
I know it’s f-cked up but somehow, this army came shooting
Niggas heard African rappers and thought about them voodoo
It’s superman, tell the real soldier boy come to shoot you
Same food and of course what you eat nigga
F-ck what you heard, yeah nigga
Come walk in the dark no fear nigga
It’s dried in my eyes no tears nigga
Working malaria, your hood can’t even compare here
Got keys, they really love barrier here
Commin’ here, I’m daring you
I’ll shoot your neck ain’t afraid like give me a rock lemonade
You up my school at eight degree while playing catch with a hand grenade
Yeap, that’s a true story, this ain’t Hollywood glory
I ain’t the prince of the moon of the dark, my life is too glory

[Chorus]
I’m tired of always going through barriers
I just wanna live a good life
So I’m comin’, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
You bring car sure looks fine
So I’m comin’, coming to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time

[Verse 2]
Now my second home city, what can I say
It took my f-cking heart from me
I played the judge part and need from a large Sydney
Oh yeah, that mean it never got no bars for me
See that okay to the motherfucker that be
F-ck puck but it ain’t no hockey
When the cops came, they knocked me
I had to flee, they said to bargain, I had to pee
So I crossed the border while they put a warrant out for me

[Chorus]
I’m tired of always going through barriers
I just wanna live a good life
So I’m comin’, comin’ to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
You bring car sure looks fine
So I’m comin’, comin’ to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time

[Verse 3]
I know, everywhere in the world, got this problems
Everybody got the dreams, of the greens, of the dollars
But some of us are dying in the streets, can you figure out?
Even in America, they here need a ticket out
I know, everywhere in the world, got his problems
Everybody got the dreams, of the greens, of the dollars
But some of us are dying in the streets can you figure out
Even in America, they here need a ticket out

[Chorus]
I’m tired of always going through barriers
I just wanna live a good life
So I’m comin’, comin’ to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
You bring car sure looks fine
So I’m comin’, comin’ to America,
I hope we gonna have a good time
I hope we gonna have a good time
I hope we gonna have a good time

K’naan Coming To America Lyrics

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K’naan More Beautiful Than Silence Lyrics

Knaan More Beautiful Than Silence Lyrics

[Chorus:]
Turn the light off
It’s a light on in your heart
So let it be your guidance, guidance
Open your mouth if you would say
Could be more beautiful than silence, silence

[Verse 1]
Ok, ain’t it funny how the talk is always talking
Never firing, but always shining cocking
When they’re cocky until they end in parking lots
Suddenly they got parkinson, they can hardly talk
No karate buddy, no Pilates buddy
It’s a new game, no atomic buddy!
Body talk, well I’m used to buddies talk
I’ve seen shit to give new meaning to the buddy shop
Look, I know you think I’m so right,
But mother fucker, I’m also ??
They try to tell these niggers I’m a baby in these dippers
I’m on my own shit, like this
I don’t disseminate, I got my name in services
I don’t discriminate, I got friends who are snipers
But some of them ended up being lifeless
Cause they kept silent, survivors

[Chorus:]
Turn the light off
It’s a light on in your heart
So let it be your guidance, guidance
Open your mouth if you would say
Could be more beautiful than silence, silence

[Verse 2]
I’m the quiet type, breathe and steady
Never small talk speak when necessary
In the streets, I see niggers shop with..
My Jamaican girl say ‘talk to me baby!’
What’s on your mind, can say ??
Death do its part, memories, I marry
Got a library with no lies baby
And all the books look like they’re made of strawberries.
It ain’t easy being me
Cause my own fans can’t relate to my streets
And my streets can’t relate to those in the east
But I’m beats, so I make bread on release
I’m releasing my dinners, get the beat a life life I gave a fetus ??
Free to kick in the in your belly, that’s free to breathing
Don’t say nothing, cause now we’re dreaming

[Chorus:]
Turn the light off
It’s a light on in your heart
So let it be your guidance, guidance
Open your mouth if you would say
Could be more beautiful than silence, silence
Oh, oh, oh, silence, silence
Oh, oh, oh, silence, silence
Oh, oh, oh, silence, silence
Oh, oh, oh, silence, silence

Knaan More Beautiful Than Silence Lyrics

K’naan Nothing To Lose Lyrics


(Ft. Nas)

[Verse 1 : K’naan]
Someone called the cops on him
Someone told his pops on him
He was talkin’ crooked
And he had some rocks on him
Tucked, tucked in his socks’s corner
Chucks, chucks and the Charlotte Hornet
Cap when he ‘flow
Then they all surprised on him
Yes he’s a fugee
But he go all Nas on ’em
Well can’t go pras on ’em
And he got that crossover
But he from the streets
You don’t cross over
Hut, hut to the block soldiers
Buck, buck to the cop vultures
Nope, No I don’t know pilots
Uh, nigga I know pirates
Violence the islands
Shout out to the idrens
Put your hands up
Like it’s a motherf-ckin’ siren

[Hook]
Well I paid all my dues
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Shone a million shoes
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
‘Cause when you got nothing left
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
You got nothing to lose
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah

[Verse 2 : Nas]
I used to stand on vernon and 10
Burnin’ a spliff burner on hip
Wishing to flip a bird
Yac burning my chest
Black certainly I’m dressed
Strictly that army shit
Finish my shift
Pack gone before the dawn hit
Anything I could earn on the strip
Turn it and flip
Watching my back
Cooking that pot
Making it stretch
Discussing with my cliq
Should we duck tape the connect
It’s rough and K’naan knows
He had the same woes
I’m voicing my opinions
I forgot ya’ll was there
I ain’t know y’all was still listenin
Be honest I ain’t care
Y’all don’t get my innuendos my interests
Y’all on some simple shit
Thinking I’m preachy
Yeah, my church is the world
Christians sip a cup of this holy water
Stuck at this phony border
It’s custom to enter the main stream
You must front and record
A poorer oratory
Your life story corny
Yo, my Somali niggas know what war be

[Hook]
Well I paid all my dues (paid my dues)
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Shone a million shoes
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
‘Cause when you got nothing left
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
You got nothing to lose
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah

[Verse 3 : K’naan]
Remember when niggas said Nas was Somalian
Baseball cap had the tags
Like a yardie and it was written just came out
I was gnarly then
Niggas dreaded seeing me like a Rastafarian
We didn’t know the dresscode though
We was bargainers
The knock off filas with the pumps and cheap cardigans
Niggas looked corny I admit
We was foreigners but this corny kid
Quick send you to the coroners
Ya’ll know my war story
I won’t repeat it
It’s just injury
My victory’s undefeated
Thought you knew me well
Go back and delete it
I’m in every joint this year
Orthopedic and yes the AK’s are instruments
We do drum ’em
I’m somewhere between killa and king solomon
And the shades take half the face
We over stun em and treat obstacles like ass
We overcome ’em
Man, they really made me do this
I was peaceful like a Buddhist
But then niggas came
And screwed it up like Judas
Now I’m suited up with lugers ruggers suddenly intruders
Turn around like hoola hoopers
F-cking losers

[Hook]
Well I paid all my dues
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Shone a million shoes
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
‘Cause when you got nothing left
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah
You got nothing to lose
Yeah, yeah yeah yeah

[Outro]
This one’s for the world
This one’s for your girl
This one’s for your Mama
This one’s for your Nana

K’naan Nothing To Lose Lyrics

K’naan The African Way Lyrics

K'naan The African Way Lyrics

(Ft. Mwafrika)

[Verse 1: K’naan]
I take it home
I take from the jewels and foam
Don’t think about it
Just take it from my roofless dome
I am sick about it
I feel like I am surviving alone
I got a record and I am not afraid of cops at all
I am like a Ja-Rule poster, cuz I am off the wall
Yo, basically the revolution is here
K’Naan and Mwafrika, there’s no solution in fear
Yup, I’m taking it back like clothes that don’t fit
That you purchased in a hurry, when home and oh shit
I’m so sick my rhyme book throws a fit
I need a vaccination just so I can spit my own shit
Pardon me, while I release these rhymes out of me
I am so ridiculous, I got a compulsive disorder
I am sorta a reporter strapped to a little recorder
The warder having a order not to let me in, in order
For me not to cause a slaughter
Lyrically, I flow on water
I oughta take it easy on these suckers
Harass more niggas then a sleazy undercover
But seriously, I remember when I was 7
When rap came mysteriously and made me feel 11
It understood me, and made my ghetto heaven
I understood it as the new poor people’s weapon
But now it’s half-assed like a chick with one butt cheek
Dusty foot philosopher came to change things, trust me
From Ethiopia, Tanzania, Somalia
Heathrow airport and customs at Laguardia
Uganda, Kenya, my people up in Ghana
Kingston, Jamaica, big up, because you know it’s time for, the African way

[Hook:]
It’s the African way [5x]
What more can I say
It’s the African way [5x]
What more can I say

Live from Revolution radio, welcome East Africa’s illest Mwafrika

[Verse 2: Mwafrika]
Na watu wameng’ara ma mini na nini
Kushinda wakizifuruta chini na chini
Utashindwa maana yao kuzivaa ni nini
Vumbi wakati wa jua matope wakati wa mvua
Potholes huwa ni lazima kawaida kwa njia
Nairobi city mji wa Mathree fiti fiti
Boardi zimejazwa graffiti
Ndani speaker biggi biggie za kulipua hiyo muziki
Na AK47 ndio utacheki kwa mikono ya polisi
Wala kutafoutisha na wezi si kitu rahisi
Wote wanataka pesa yako
Na ukikataa wataichukua toka kwa mfuko wako
Bling bling nazo huwanga kwa mashing za ma MC
Na hata nazo kushine kwa MIC bado hawawezi
Na ikiwa sauti yangu yangu ikiwa unlimited kwa vichwa zao empty
Nikiwaambia hata waking’ara NiKE kwa usahihishi wa lyriksi hawataona hiyo tiki
Mwafrika na K’naan
Canada to Kenya
Hatubabaiki

Cause we doin’ it like

[Hook:]
It’s the African way [5x]
What more can I say
It’s the African way [5x]
What more can I say

Mwafrika na K’Naan
Canada to Kenya

[Verse 3: K’naan]
I got a plan to reclaim all of my fam
I got brothers in Japan now that order my damn
I got rocket-propelleds spit mortars and damn
I heard hip hop started with slaughter they scared
A lot of people is ignorant and don’t understand
They separated and they celebrate it part of the plan
I got my people considerly that in just cerebral, I’m evil
I break a needle in pieces and eat them like reeses
Y’all are just cheesing
Y’all are hate
Y’all are just teasing
Y’all don’t believe in the African y’all just sleeping
I am sick and tired
I am on a riot
I’m all the bile, graphic
But like a lion, I let bygones, grasps it
I am so ridiculous, can you believe how vivid this shit is
Got theories like conspiracists, this shit is sick
A lyricist before I even spoke a word of English
I’m serious
I got it locked and y’all are just some visitors
Just get busy
And snap your neck back and forth till you get dizzy
And tell your mother, tell your brother and tell your Aunt Lizzy
And you know you got to know some things before you get with me
Just break it down
Before I was born, I knew I was the shit
I used to kick so much, I was born with a broken hip
I had a twin brother, I used to battle day in
But I was so sick, the little nigga stayed in
I knew the doctor was shocked when I was first dropped
Cause I had a gold chain, a fade and a high top
Be buoyant, rocking around, ego destroying
I won’t chill, till I hear the people enjoying

[Hook:]
It’s the African way [5x]
What more can I say
It’s the African way [5x]
What more can I say

K’naan The African Way Lyrics

K’naan Wavin Flag Lyrics

When I get older, they’ll call me freedom
Just like a Waving Flag.

[Chorus]
When I get older, I will be stronger,
They’ll call me freedom, just like a Waving Flag,
And then it goes back, and then it goes back,
And then it goes back

Born to a throne, stronger than Rome
but Violent prone, poor people zone,
But it’s my home, all I have known,
Where I got grown, streets we would roam.
But out of the darkness, I came the farthest,
Among the hardest survival.
Learn from these streets, it can be bleak,
Except no defeat, surrender retreat,

So we struggling, fighting to eat and
We wondering when we’ll be free,
So we patiently wait, for that fateful day,
It’s not far away, so for now we say

[Chorus]

So many wars, settling scores,
Bringing us promises, leaving us poor,
I heard them say, love is the way,
Love is the answer, that’s what they say,
But look how they treat us, Make us believers,
We fight their battles, then they deceive us,
Try to control us, they couldn’t hold us,
Cause we just move forward like Buffalo Soldiers.

But we struggling, fighting to eat,
And we wondering, when we’ll be free
So we patiently wait, for that faithful day,
It’s not far away, but for now we say,

[Chorus 2x]

(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And everybody will be singing it
(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And you and I will be singing it
(Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh Ohhhh)
And we all will be singing it
(Ohhh Ohh Ohh Ohh)

[Chorus 2x]

When I get older, when I get older
I will be stronger, just like a Waving Flag,
Just like a Waving Flag, just like a Waving flag
Flag, flag, Just like a Waving Flag

K’naan Wavin Flag Lyrics