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​One Monkey Don't Stop The Show

This song is by Pras and appears on the album Win, Lose Or Draw (2005).

Original video
He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Another day, some would say, one monkey don't stop a show
He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Or he'll fight one more day, one monkey don't stop a show

Aiyo, the ghetto's red hot, hotter than the summer day
Goin' on a quest to the thick Milky Way
Walk many miles like my man Isaac Hayes
Wheel up, wheel up, don't start the gunplay

Easy with the feezy, let the boy down easy
Keep the hands clean, so I won't get the greasy
Believe me moms said there'd be days like this
Where they'll spit in your face and take a piss

Betray the son of man with a double kiss
But you a shootin' star and you'll never miss
'Cause life's one big road with lots of signs
So when you ridin' through them rocks, don't complicate your mind

And I have learned every rose has a thorn
And every cowboy sings a sad, sad song
And the playback's long and you may lay back long
But if you don't watch your back till November, you'll be gone

He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Another day, some would say, one monkey don't stop a show
He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Or he'll fight one more day, one monkey don't stop a show

Aiyo, ambush in the night, guns pointed at me
Square me off, dey open fire on me
But Lord knows one monkey won't stop the show
Six feet under, baby kissed me from head to toe

Can't keep a good man down, y'all know how the story goes
I suppose there's no difference between friend or foe
My nigga Frank Sneed said what's known need not be said
I'm a man on the run and they all want me dead

Monkeys on my back with a bounty on my head
But I got nothin' but love homey, let's break some bread
You see I been accused, of many a-things
Like the real hip-hop and the fame it brings

Respected, I'm connected
From the bottom to the top of the food chain
I'm real bank money, mentally you're loose change
I do things, while y'all get tied up like shoestrings

He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Another day, some would say, one monkey don't stop a show
He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Or he'll fight one more day, one monkey don't stop a show

Sometimes I feel like my vision's been distorted
And my cry for help has been prerecorded
Lord don't abandon me to the will of my foes
When the time comes, only you know my highs and lows

So help me surf over all my daily troubles
'Cause yesterday seems so far away in bubbles
I pray to you Lord and ask for forgiveness
Even when my heart is hard and the soul is restless

See I love few and I can't trust none
So this time around I'mma load up the guns
Hope my enemies don't become, prisoners of war
Cause my gangster is mean and I'm back for an encore

I'mma take what's mine and give nothin back
When I move with my niggaz I'm the leader of the pack
Feet, please don't fail me now
I'm on a journey and I gotta cover these grounds

He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Another day, some would say, one monkey don't stop a show
He who fights, runs away, lives to fight, oh
Or he'll fight one more day, one monkey don't stop a show

He who fights one more day, oh
One monkey don't stop a show
Everything is a struggle, yeah yeah

Music by:

Carlos Hassan Wikipedia16 / Sandy Lal Wikipedia16

Lyrics by:

Pras Michel

annotations:

Milky Way Wikipedia16 / Isaac Hayes / "moms said" / double kiss Wikipedia16 / "every rose has a thorn" / "watch your back till November" / Frank Sneed Wikipedia16