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​City To City

This song is by Common and appears on the album Nobody's Smiling (2014).

The city it blow deep
I know them cold streets
Motif is no peace
Can't trust the police
My mama stay out East
Hope that she good though
She from Inglewood so she know the hood though
Corners we stood on
That's what I stand for
Justice for hustlers I rap and I chant for
[?] Just got off that thang on his ankle
He seeing that corner from a new angle
Same old to same old
Some days are painful
They say be careful
Grandma be stay prayerful
My [?] move words with their eyes on [?]
You in the ghetto where we never settle

The breath of the city
No rest for the weary
No stress it can't hear me
A fist full of fury
No dollars no jewellery
A Chicago story
Place that can kill me is one that can cure me
Hard to ignore me 'cause we livin' loud now
Fire inside me and things that go "Bow Bow"
Label me wild child, my old man on trial now
Yeah I'm the future but live for the now now
Make my mama proud now
We come from that dirt
I put in that work
Until my back hurt
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