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SHOOTER JENNINGS lyrics - Family Man

The Black Dog

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I am a trader, I sell goods from my caravan I sell to mining towns in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama Once on a moonless night, I was looking for a place to rest When I saw a black figure walking slow in the road ahead So I kinda hung behind, for a while I could see it was a black dog The black dog stopped and turned and his eyes glowed like inken gold And I followed him slowly until I came to a clearing on the side of the road And I stopped, and he stopped too, I cooked my meal I even made him a plate But that black dog just sat on the hill, still, and watched me as I ate Then he ran off North, towards the mountains over the ridge I arrived at the next town spooked and after my business day I saw that black dog again standing stoic near the southern gate He ran North again and my blood ran cold but still I willed to carry on Well I finished my last few stops and got my scared ass right back home By the next town I was down and sore and sick from a lack of sleep This dog was haunting my mind, my stomach so twisted I couldn't eat Some ol' miners were missin, their familes were out on their porches in the fog And it caught my eye in a picture next to one of them miners was that ol' black dog The old lady with the picture told me there had been a rockslide Said 12 miners were missing, maybe dead, and her husband and his dog was inside So I told 'em 'bout seeing the dog and how he ran off on that road to the South And they said that the way he was running was towards a mine they call the "Devils mouth" We headed out that way and about three hours later we got to the site And they opened that Devil's mouth with about 50 pounds of dynamite The rising purple smoke basked in the burning red of the dying sunlight There inside, barely alive, was that old miner trapped under the rocks Said he'd been wasting there for over a week with no food or water, help or sleep Since the rockslide trapped him underneath Killing his old black dog

The Day

JAY ELECTRONICA "The Jay Electronica Project"
[Intro:] Whack niggas sleep rappin' and woke up in trouble Whack niggas with that sleep rap and then woke up in trouble You were cool ten years ago, you fucking lex bubble [Verse 1: Curren$y] Brand new tires, Rollin down the same old strip New party same old chicks I'm so sorry If I don't look happy to be here In your label office but they said I can't smoke weed here Man fuck it I'm out black on And I'm bout it fool I got a studio in my house Along with some the perks That come with my work Pretty twenty something sleeping in my Diamond Supply shirt There is not a adjective to describe how I work Hard is not enough brother I'm tougher Whack niggas with that sleep rappin' and woke up in trouble You was cool ten years ago you fucking lex bubbles, bubble You gotta know when to hold em', know when to fold em' Learn how to roll with the punches Take em' to school give these niggas brown bag lunches If it ain't the jets then it ain't nothing [Hook: Yasiin Bey] Yo the king closed his cloak the set was overfull Such a excellent moment, so emotional He rushed out on the field, so devoted for Final victory clutch they went postal cold Glory overload, hold up hold my coat Please remember this day This changes everything we can do anything Until you show anyway [Verse 2: Jay Electronica] My momma told me, "Son, always call a spade a spade" Be like Chuck D never be like Flavor Flav But that clock around his neck is so fly And the way he complimenting Chuckie with that bow tie flow Make me feel high so I'm gon' spit it my way Excuse me as I do me cruisin' rudely down the high way I'm young, black, intelligent, elegant, blasé Back to the thesis Back to to shooting kraps and talking smack to the polices Back to black and gold ballys Dickes with the creases Pulling youngins by the coattails Schoolin' em' who the beast is I pray this flow is dumb enough ugh I pray my heart is DMC and Reverend Run enough Cause I'm a throw my number up I'm a throw some chicken bones and feathers on a hundred bucks And summon up the thunder what? The voodoo man is coming bruh Can't see the forest for the trees It's okay, I got my jigsaw and my lumber truck Tell them boys their run is up [Hook]

Trapped

2PAC "2Pacalypse Now"
You know they got me trapped in this prison of seclusion Happiness, living on tha streets is a delusion Even a smooth criminal one day must get caught Shot up or shot down with tha bullet that he bought Nine millimeter kickin' thinking about what tha streets do to me Cause they never talk peace in tha black community All we know is violence, do tha job in silence Walk tha city streets like a rat pack of tyrants Too many brothers daily heading for tha big penn Niggas commin' out worse offthan when they went in Over tha years I done alot of growin' up Getten drunk thrown' up Cuffed up Then I said I had enough There must be another route, way out To money and fame, I changed my name And played a different game Tired of being trapped in this vicious cycle If one more cop harrasses me I just might go psycho And when I gettem I'll hittem with tha bum rush Only a lunatic would like to see his skull crushed Yo, if your smart you'll really let me go 'G' But keep me cooped up in this ghetto and catch tha uzi They got me trapped.... [Chorus] (Uh uh, they can't keep tha black man down) They got me trapped (Naw, they can't keep tha black man down) Trapped (Uh uh, they can't keep tha black man down) Trapped (Naw, they can't keep tha black man down) They got me trapped Can barely walk tha city streets Without a cop harrassing me, searching me Then asking my identity Hands up, throw me up against tha wall Didn't do a thing at all I'm tellen you one day these suckers gotta fall Cuffed up throw me on tha concrete Coppers try to kill me But they didn't know this was tha wrong street Bang bang, down another casualty But it's a cop who's shot there's brutality Who do you blame? It's a shame because tha mans slain He got caught in tha chains of his own game How can I feel guilty after all tha things they did to me Sweated me, hunted me Trapped in my own community One day i'm gonna bust Blow up on this society Why did ya lie to me ? I couldn't find a trace of equality Work me like a slave while they laid back Homie don't play that It's time I lett'em suffer tha payback I'm tryin to avoid physical contact I can't hold back, it's time to attack jack They got me trapped [Chorus] (Uh uh, they can't keep tha black man down) You know they got me trapped (Naw, they can't keep tha black man down) Trapped (uh uh, they can't keep tha black man down) You know they got me trapped (Naw, they can't keep tha black man down) Now i'm trapped and want to find a getaway All I need is a 'G' and somewhere safe to stay Can't use tha phone Cause i'm sure someone is tappin in Did it before Ain't scared to use my gat again I look back at hindsite the fight was irrelevant But now he's tha devils friend Too late to be tellin' him He shot first and i'll be damned if I run away Homie is done away I should of put my gun away I wasn't thinkin' all I heard was tha ridicule Girlies was laughin', Tup sayin 'Damn homies is dissin you' I fired my weapon Started steppin' in tha hurricane I got shot so I dropped Feelin' a burst of pain Got to my feet Couldn't see nothin' but bloody blood Now i'm a fugitive to be hunted like a murderer Ran through an alley Still lookin' for my getaway Coppers said Freeze, or you'll be dead today Trapped in a corner Dark and I couldn't see tha light Thoughts in my mind was tha nine and a better life What do I do ? Live my life in a prison cell I'd rather die than be trapped in a living hell They got me trapped [Chorus] (Uh uh, they can't keep tha black man down) They got me trapped (Naw, they can't keep tha black man down) Trapped (uh uh, they can't keep tha black man down) You know they got me trapped (Naw, they can't keep tha black man down) Trapped

Run This Town

JAY-Z "The Blueprint 3"
[Intro - Rihanna] Feel it comin' in the air Hear the screams from everywhere I'm addicted to the thrill It's a dangerous love affair Can't be scared when it goes down Got a problem, tell me now Only thing that's on my mind Is who's gonna run this town tonight... Is who's gonna run this town tonight... We gonna run this town [Verse 1 - Jay-Z] We are Yeah I said it We are This is Roc Nation Pledge your allegiance Get y'all black tees on All black everything Black cards, black cars All black everything And our girls are blackbirds Ridin' with they dillingers I'd get more in depth If you boys really real enough This is la familia I'll explain later But for now let me get back to this paper I'm a couple bands down and I'm tryin' to get back I gave Doug a grip, I lost a flip for five stacks Yeah I'm talkin' five comma six zeros dot zero Here it go... Back to runnin' circles 'round niggas Now we squared up Hold up [Chorus - Rihanna] Life's a game but it's not fair I break the rules so I don't care So I keep doin' my own thing Walkin' tall against the rain Victory's within the mile Almost there, don't give up now Only thing that's on my mind Is who's gonna run this town tonight Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey (Is who's gonna run this town tonight) Hey-hey-hey-hey [Verse 2 - Jay-Z] We are Yeah I said it We are You can call me Cesar In a dark Czar Please follow the leader So Eric B. we are Microphone fiend It's the return of the god Peace god... (Auh! Auh!) And ain't nobody fresher I'm in Mason (Ah!) Martin Margiela On the tape we're screamin' Fuck the other side, they jealous We got a banquette full the broads They got a table full of fellas... (?) And they ain't spending no cake They should throw they hand in 'Cause they ain't got no spades... My whole team got dough So my banquette is lookin' like Millionaire's Row [Chorus - Rihanna] Life's a game but it's not fair I break the rules so I don't care So I keep doin' my own thing Walkin' tall against the rain Victory's within the mile Almost there, don't give up now Only thing that's on my mind Is who's gonna run this town tonight Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey Hey-hey-hey-hey-hey-hey (Is who's gonna run this town tonight) Hey-hey-hey-hey [Verse 3 - Kanye West] It's crazy how you can go from being Joe Blow To everybody on your dick, no homo I bought my whole family whips, no Volvos Next time I'm in church, please no photos Police escorts Everybody passports This the life that everybody ask for This a fast life We are on a crash course What you think I rap for To push a fucking Rav 4? But I know that if I stay stun-ting All these girls only gonna want one thing I could spend my whole life good will hunting Only good gon' come is as good when I'm cumming She got a ass that'll swallow up a g-string And up top, unh... Two bee stings And I'm beasting Off the riesling And my nigga just made it out the precinct We give a damn about the drama that you do bring I'm just tryin' to change the color on your mood ring Reebok Baby You need to drop some new things Have you ever had shoes without shoe strings? What's that 'Ye? Baby, these heels Is that a may? What?! Baby, these wheels You trippin' when you ain't sippin' Have a refill You feelin' like you runnin', huh? Now you know how we feel [Outro - Rihanna] We gonna run this town tonight! [Outro - Jay-Z] Wassup!

The Gray Race

BAD RELIGION "The Gray Race"
the framework of the world is black and white the infrastructure builders flex their might turning true emotion into digital expression one by one we all fall down the gray race shrivels trapped inside the world it creates it's black and white the perputual destructive motion machine began to chart a course never before seen turning raw compassion into fields of plus and minus one by one we all give in the gray race shrivels trapped inside the world it creates it's black and white I'd swear there were times when I was someone else a person with determination and knowledge of the self but you flattened me to rubble and now I can see that I'm just faded negative of the image I used to be and that's our dilemma

Broken Butterflies

LUCINDA WILLIAMS "Essence"
Wear your anger well inside for all the world to see A heave cloak a one glove tan And no humility You stand inside the garden And feast on black cherries And swallow the mana from heaven and spit out the seeds You spread your anger and sharp edge knife Cut my skin and make it bleed Black pollen in its self-righteousness You are a traitor and a thief Choking on your unplanned words Coughing up your lies Tumbling from your mouth A flurry of broken butterflies Broken butterflies they rest their wings snapped in two On their way to certain death Their colors gold and blue With the blood that flows I can not hide The blood covers me ?? The butterflies they are healed and are set free I wish you had but roof possessed That I donÂ't expect of you Praise and honor of faithfulness And a rock that you refused If you ever learned to just forgive Will you open your beautiful hearts And lead the way Christ did It is the broken butterflies

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