The Roots - Take It There

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Stand up, stretch for the stars

Get somebody else involved right next to ya

Y`all elected me to keep it so fresh for ya

Just cause I make it possible for the rest of ya

To just take it there come on and

Get your head ringin` from the sting of the snare

Spine tingle elevating every singular hair

All the way from South Philly on a wing and prayer

And still bringin` it yeah


C`mon take it there

C`mon take it there

Let`s take it there

C`mon take it there

I`m from the side of town

Where shots get sprayed around

Where the expectancy rate be twenty-eight around

Downtown battleground where cops parade around

Have your whole view of life beyond jaded

How everybody sick of breaking down, tryin` a make it out

Hand over fist the only way to get the paper down

People tired of gettin` pushed around, gettin` gangsta now

Discipline the only way to bring some kinda change around

Chain cirgarette smokin` with bad nerves

And brothas with bad lungs from smokin` mad herb

Whoever in the dark is unseen and heard

Let`s submerge, I can feel something close we on the verge

Talkin` bout, to my street sweepers, hotel housekeepers

And my people spillin` this out through jail house speakers

Some people rather use than might than use heaters

Some people rather lose they life than lose freedom

For real


[poem interlude]

Society`s time bomb laying dormant

Our peopledisenfranchised for the free world

Oil for food but they still hungry

No democracy

They said one vote equals one voice

But he told you if he can`t work to make it

He`ll rob to take it

The villains

Abandoning the planet and the people

Another hot summer yo, they `bout to flood the prisons

This ain`t no do diddley, it`s a do somethin`

Flash light, red light, proceed ahead right

Straight into them headlights, you get your head right

Head right get a third strike, hit the turnpike

Life quicker than spliff that wouldn`t burn right

Make you wanna holla `bout it

It ain`t no doubt about it

Every now and then you gotta stand up and shout about it

And I`ll be shoutin` it to, as if a shout`ll count

Yo they got accountin` to do, reamount the ballot

The sh*t more puzzlin` than a jigsaw

Raw pitbulls hustlin` through the pitfalls

Some of y`all toys let the laughter rip roar

Heart felt truth in every lyric I spit forth

Raise up time to lift off

Written on a lega pad, poetry that sizzle the clip board

My og, my homey who taught me deal

Said in prayer that`s the only time you should ever kneel

And that`s real, I`m a take it there



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The The Roots song "Take It There" appears on the following albums:
Game Theory
29 August 2006

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