Block Party (2005): Get By with Talib Kweli

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Uploaded on October 23, 2011 by AnyClip

The clip Get By with Talib Kweli from Block Party (2005)

Work till we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone
To get by, just to get by Just to get by, just to get by
We asking why some people got to live in a trailer
'Cause like a sailor I paint a picture with the pen like Norman
Mi abuela raised three daughters all by herself, with no help
I think about her struggle and I find the strength in myself
These words melt in my mouth They hot like the jail cell in the South
Before my nigga Core Bailed me out
To get by, just to get by Just to get by, just to get by
We do or die like Bed-Stuy through the red sky
Out the window of the red eye
Let the lead fly on some G Rap shit
This morning I woke up
Feeling brand new and I jumped up
Feeling my highs, and my lows
In my soul, and my goals
And tried to stop smoking and stop drinking
And I've been thinking I've got my reasons
Just to get by, just to get by Just to get by, just to get by
Just to get by, just to get by
Tell them, Kweli
We keep it gangster, say "for shizzle, " "for sheezy" and "staying crunk"
It's easy to pull a breezy, smoke trees, and we stay drunk
Yo, our activism attacking the system,
the blacks and Latins in prison
Numbers have risen They reach us like inner vision
Shit and all they got is rapping to listen to
Let them know we missing you Love is unconditional
Even when the condition is critical When the living is miserable
Your position is pivotal, I ain't bullshitting you
Now, why would I lie?
Try to get by, just to get by
We can't fly See, the TV got us reaching for stars
Not the ones between Venus and Mars,
the ones that be reading for parts
People get breast enhancements and penis enlargements
Saturday sinners Sunday morning at the feet of the Father
They need something to rely on We get high on all types of drug
All you really need is love to get by
Just to get by, just to get by Just to get by, just to get by
Like John Lennon "Imagine all the people"
Watch me rock like Paul McCartney
from now until the last Beatle drop

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