AL STEWART lyrics - Past, Present & Future

Soho (Needless To Say)

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Rainstorm, brainstorm, faces in the maelstrom Huddle by the puddles in the shadows where the drains run Hot dogs, wet clogs clicking up the sidewalk Disappearing into the booze shop Rainbow queues stand down by the news stand, waiting for the late show Pin ball, sin hall, minds in free fall Chocolate-coloured ladies making eyes through the smoke-pall Soho (needless to say) I'm alone on your streets on a Friday evening I've been here all of the day I'm going nowhere with nowhere to go Football supporters taking the waters They're looking round for the twilight daughters Non-stop strip club pornographic bookshop Come into the back and take your time and have a good look Old man laughs with flowers in his hair Newspaper headline "Middle East Deadline" Jazz musicians are down on the breadline Soho (needless to say) I'm alone on your streets on a Friday evening I've been here all of the day I'm going nowhere with nowhere to go Soho feeds the needs and hides the deeds, the mind that bleeds Disenchanted, downstream in the night Soho hears the lies, the twisted cries, the lonely sighs Till she seems lost in dreams The sun goes down on a neon eon Though you'd have a job explaining it to Richard Coeur de Lion Animation, bar conversation, anticipation, disinclination Poor old wino turns with dust in his eyes Begs for the dregs from the bottom of the kegs, man You've never seen a lady lay down and spread her legs like Soho (needless to say) I'm alone on your sheets on a Friday evening I've been here all of the day I'm going nowhere with nowhere to go Soho (needless to say) I'm alone on your streets, or am I dreaming I've been here all of the day I'm going nowhere with nowhere to go

I Took It Home

Ceaser "No Rest For The Alonely"
When the lightning struck in the family Kinda moved them to the cemetery now I looked out for some information And I can't sleep with the agitation going down Yeah going down There's an angel down in 2nd street He's got a whole lot of damage, but it doesn't bleed It beamed down for some integration But it can't leave for the gravitation keeps it down Into the streets and out Back on its feet and down Lookin at me alone I took it home I'm a nightmare boy of the 1st degree Used to fall down from the highest tree I dream a lot about the constellation Where I came from, till the great damnation brought me down Yeah brought me down There's an angel down in 2nd street Who's got a whole lot of damage, but it doesn't bleed, no It beamed down for some integration Now it can't leave for the gravitation keeps it down Into the streets and out Back on its feet and down Lookin' at me alone I took it home Long for the constellation Long for the constellation Doodoodoodoodoodoodoodoo Doodoodoodoodoodoodoodoo Yeah, going down Into the streets and out Back on its feet and down down down down down Flyin at me alonedown down down down Into the streets and outdown down down down Back on its feet and downdown down down down Into the streets and outdown down down down Looking at me alonedown down down down I took it home

Bad, Bad Man

JOHN CENA "You Can't See Me"
[John Cena] Aww, you done did it now Chaos you shoulda put this one in the vault man! They not ready - they don't know what's comin man! Oh we gonna drop this on 'em right here Y'all ain't ready for this, Y'ALL AIN'T READY FOR NONE OF THIS! Your boy's a bad man, and we invadin the streets Make unclever rappers scurred, they be droppin the heat Shocked the world, now I'm standin alone I flip fools like them clamshell cellular phones You can't help but nod your head to the track Fuck the watered down rap, we be takin it back Give it to me straight - ain't no chasin it Check yourself in the mirror - ain't no facin it Cause you, playin the role and you plannin to fold This the masterplan, we got the planet on hold We all over the streets like your favorite sneaker Breakin up your sound like a drive-through speaker Everything that I be spittin is strong After I rock, fast forward through the rest of the song We the monkeywrench, that's gonna ruin your plan And don't fuck with John Cena - I'm a BAD, BAD MAN [Chorus 2X: Bumpy Knuckles] With the mic in my hands I'm a bad man Even in a fight with the hands I'm a bad man Livin in the streets all my life I'm a bad man I'm a bad man, I'm a bad man [Tha Trademarc] We devils - rockin ambient levels We set loose among hot tunes to instrumentals And cats got one-liners, I drop several And I think it's funny you choose, losin progress or runnin in place; we makin moves, and y'all settle I rip rappers and take responsibility for makin future hall-of-famers look third rate Y'all are lost for words like conversation on your worst first date and ride beats, creep through side streets Looseleaf notepads that's where rhymes leak Punchlines - man, don't even beg I got knee-slappin tracks, y'all brusin your leg You a rhyme writer - funny man, that's a joke You ain't worthy of bein my secretary man that's a quote I flood tracks like cracks in boats And pussy rappers choked up with they own lines in they throat [Chorus] [Bumpy Knuckles a.k.a. Freddie Foxxx] TURN UP THE MICROPHONE and feed me I'm a beast MC's and they beats is what I eat, 16 I'll leave you in the street My rhymes are sicker than gangrene in both feet It's spreadin up the leg, and headed for the head Your rhymes are whack your style is proof that the brain corrosion is fuckin with your chosen flows, I'm nice with mics My hands'll break your nose like Mikey Tyson Fightin in his prime, one rhyme And I shake up the room one time, BOOM! To the jaw Your face is a coat type raw And the blood and snot they mix, jelly on the floor My love is cop them bricks, belly on the floor I rob you, you soft and you really ain't a problem I solve you, 357 long nose revolve you Acid in your face, bad look, dissolve you I'm a bad, bad man Yeah, check it out It's Bumpy Knuckles baby And I want you to say hello to the BAD, BAD, MAN - C'MON! [Chorus]

Skip Town

AESOP ROCK "Float"
On the train Watchin' the rainbows (thank you windows) I mean, it's all the same to some But that cityscape makes me numb Walkin' the wire between firewater and water - I'll take the tap Still managed to end up thirsty the day the nursery collapsed In my hand I hold the plumage of a buzzard Somethin' for circlin' nutrition (seems barbaric) I may have just saved your children There's an inborn tendancy tellin' me to grip that sickle The pirate tyrant breathes, feed on your precious little pixels I interviewed the sun, he said the future's lookin' bright I interviewed the rain, he claimed the sun's truly an asshole I'was suposed to interview the snow today but of course he flaked So I let my frigid demeanor teeter and take his vacant place Wheat and beat sprout from the same litter Yet amazingly crafted by seperate scissors I stalk the morbid beaten past splashin' in the cretin blizzard (?) Half my time is herded toward little lost causes Half my time is spent pluggin' these leaky faucets An' I'm here to pose inquiries I'm here to draw a fork in the road and call it the diary of common sheep aspiring Little Billy star lit up the block got the right premise But can't thread the needle without consultin'apprentice present. I don't really know you (I don't) And I dont' really care (I don't) Can't judge a man's dignity by the wattage in his stare Maybe that team's be that vagabond you love to kill (?) But I really ain't got time for the motherfucken guilt. Chorus: I'm gone and I best believe I'm leavin' Pack up my belongings then it's off into the evening Now I haven't exactly been embraced by the populace Set sail upon the seven deadly seas of the annonamous I'm gone, and I best believe I'm leavin' Pack up my belongings then it's off into the evening An' I'm diggin' a tunnel to where the sun'l never shine I've got my book I got my dream I've got myself an' I'll be fine (My time) is the day before the day the earth stood still (My time) is the day before the soldiers fired at will (My time) is the day before the hunter made his kill My time to find a mile before the valley meets the hill I'm an archer Partnered with a farmer's board of appetites (?) Sweetalkin' a rasping down to a mere flashing of badges Prototypic landscape staged every step of my well-oiled collective workhorse with prose and attention festive. Wait. What about the captivator? I am the product of skeleton dancers voice crooked scattered amidst blue fields of firey bliss tricks (?) Where disease applicant activist rattlers, fascinate brave child Where expentant slave smiles at the stick in the painted living God, if I could offer maintenance to fantasies I would I'd place the button in the city square for everyone to push You see my mission's responsibilties range across the board Until I'd rather be a pen than a sword I swim a cold lake, make no mistake, I was not ready Your legendly outta shape, made the company look messy (?) (Sorry, well sorry) Honestly take it or leave it Just let me know so I ain't beggin' forgiveness thoughout the evening. Basic locomotive with a whistle and caboose Tryin'a pull my cargo 'cross the map without a boost Brasher than more ways in ten years sturdy bird construction (?) Help the smokestacks puff until the morn, dream torn Chorus: I'm gone, and I best believe I'm leavin' Packed up my belongings then it's off into the evening I've knocked upon every little door that comes about I'll sweep ya porch if you can spare a couple of breadcrumbs and a couch. I'm gone, and I best believe I'm leavin' Pack up my belongings then it's off into the evening This turning in my sleep is getting old and older still I think I can, I think I can, I think I can, I think I will.

Boys In Blue

Exploited "Massacre"
Police sirens break the air They´re on their way Riots break out on the streets Someone´s got to pay Why has it got to this They wonder why Why can´t they realise Someone´s going to die They´re after you Boys in blue Boys in blue Running after you Police vans screech to a halt Out jump the law Chasing youths down the street Beat them with a stick You resist, they hit you more What can you do Dragged away into their van So they can bully you No-one´s left on the streets Its quietened down The problem still exist Solutions must be found Tension in the cities It´s running high It´s going to explode soon You´re all about to die The government´s not interested They don´t care at all They think that jailing you It´s the problem solved My time in prison I resent them more Why can´t they face the facts That their policies are wrong

Where I've Been

MARY J BLIGE "No More Drama"
(feat. Eve) [Spoken] (To all the youth in the world that thinks nobody understands... Well I understand that) It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at I grew up as a 70's baby Brought up in poverty and sin Makin' jokes at the crazy lady Never acred how she was dealin' within I knew all the words to Micheal Jackson's album as a kid And when it came to the biggest crusher No he wasn't my man At the age of seven years old A strange thing happened to me Before I even saw My life had flashed before me And I've got the mark to show And it became a thang of beauty So I gotta let you know That my life, that my life It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at Now mama's workin' hard all day And she said this before she left home Take care of your little brother Have the place cleaned when I get home All these priorities Me and Tanya had to learn to be grown But at the time for me Being grown had seemed so lone Woke up and I'm seventeen With nothing going for me Except the fact that I sing You know it hurts so much From all the sights that I've seen From abusin' the hole in trust You probably couldn't take some of things That I've lived in my life It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's hard and the street's a jungle (I'm telling you, I'm telling you) Especially with your pretty colors (I'm telling you, I'm telling you) So stay low and keep it humble (I'm telling you, I'm telling you) Black women hold it down, keep your feet on the ground Black men keep searching and you'll be found It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at [Rap by Eve] In this world of continuous bullshit and full clips Seems all we have to pass down is being useless Broken homes, babies all alone, parent's never there No food, no clothes to wear, anger everywhere Ain't no values being taught, no productive thoughts Jealousy rules the world, take shit at any cost Gotta change our state of life, keep it worth livin' God gave us voices to speak and that's our way of givin' It's so much bigger than the furs and the jewels What about encouragin' the youth to do well What about givin' back- what about unifying Shit we all black- get it together Everybody's got their trials and tribulations Learn to change the negative to positive situations Don't hold the lessons that you learn Pass it on and except the blessings that could earn It's been hard for me Trying strugglin' in the streets But where I've been- Is no longer where I'm at And where I'm going- Is not where I'm stoppin' at

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