Motherland

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[ Intro ]

[ Verse1 ]
Ayo I wanna be a legend
Be one till I die
Wanna be here for ever
Not just for a while
Unlike Jaleel White, Macaulay Cul'
Some of the greatest ever to fall
You get the chance you raise the bar
Hands together, praise Allah
The gates of hell I jump the fences
And then face the consequences
Nigga just use you common senses
Will I blow?
That's not a question
Fuck the fame, I fucked the game
I ain't got time for the Romance
We're not the same
I am insane
I'll blow your brains
And count your blessing
Make up your mind you're kinda skeptic
Giving up now is not accepted
Life's a game
I read the play, you throw that pass
I'll intercept it
Lotta gains, lotta pains
Lotta wrong, but I'll correct it
It's all part of where I'm going, all part of where I'm from
Victory forever young, Africa we already won
Now they asking where I'm from, or where do I lie
With not a lot to say the only question is why?
Maybe I'm so raw, maybe I'm so pure
Maybe I speak the truth and nothing else after all
Maybe I'm so sweet, or maybe I'm so deep
We all got secrets, but mine is not to keep

[ Hook ]
I'm from the Motherland
Land of the great pharaohs where the sun never leaves
Tourist Attraction, home to niggas like me
I'm from the Motherland
It's where Tarzan and his people belong to
When you say "Africa", a lotta people think jungle
That's not the Motherland
Nah, that's not the Motherland
That's not the Motherland
Nah, that's not the Motherland

[ Verse 2 ]
These words were never said, so I take it upon myself
It is more than just rhymes, considering how I felt
Africa's the dark continent
It really needs your help
People fighting, people dying
Leaders greedy for its wealth
Everyone is scared to talk
But I can't keep it to myself
The more I grow
The more I know
The more I learn to resent
When it's all said and done
More is said, less is done
Innocent people dying
While the rich give' em guns
With all our good leaders so long dead and gone
It is only the corrupt "want it alls" who live on
No paper planes
Bullets fly everyday
The truth is a lie
The real facts M.I.A
Africa just need a savior, someone to save the day
So if I make it up there man I'll try and pave the way
They asking where I'm from, or where do I lie
With not a lot to say the only question is why?
Maybe I'm so raw, maybe I'm so pure
Maybe I speak the truth and nothing else after all
Maybe I'm so sweet, or maybe I'm so deep
We all got secrets, but mine is not to keep

[ Hook ]

[ Speech ]
A great man once said:
I dream of the realization of the unity of Africa, whereby it's leaders combine in their efforts to solve the problems of this continent.
I dream of our vast deserts, of our forests, of all our great wildernesses. I dream of an Africa which is in peace within itself
And to you my brothers & sisters, I give you the MOTHERLAND.

[ Verse 3 ]
They took away our hearts
They took away our soul
They took away the stones
They took away the gold
They took away our freedom
They took away our homes
Put us in slave ships, it was nowhere to go
But we the young have a whole lotta stories to tell
How they try to put us down, while we try to prevail
Brainwashing everybody to the gates of hell
With A.R.S.E.N.A.L
Like the team that I root for
The skies that I shoot for
The pain that leads towards the fear in these words
I can hear her crying every time that I speak more
"Mama Africa"
The only place I do it for
They asking where I'm from, or where do I lie
With not a lot to say the only question is why?
Maybe I'm so raw, maybe I'm so pure
Maybe I speak the truth and nothing else after all
Maybe I'm so sweet, or maybe I'm so deep
We all got secrets, but mine is not to keep

[ Hook ]

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from The Other Side, released November 23, 2012

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