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Soo Tall

This song is by Zion I and appears on the album True & Livin' (2005).

Gotta get up, gotta go to work
Work so hard that your back all hurt
Hurt so bad cause you work so hard
Pick that cotton, work that yard
Yard is hard cause the sun beat down
Down beatin' sun makes shoulders brown
Shoulders brown and they might get burnt
Masses whip if your back all hurt
Hurts my family to live like dirt
Like dirt live in the streets for show
Winch your mast, I need that dough
That dough needs so my kids can grow
Grown kids can don't stand like me
Be real tall for the world to see
See my world is world be free but my free world is conspiracy

Young and black and proud like me
Black and proud, stop crowding me
Crowding got clouds over me
One day you'll be so tall
Move back, move back that morning sun
Shine this light for everyone
That light gon' shine, them clouds is done
One day you'll be so tall

Gotta fight back and I'm pressed all up
Against that wall and my life is stuck
Stuck like this, I'mma stay fucked up
Fucked up state when the beat don't bump
Don't beat bump when you feel that thump
In your chest 'cause you're blessed with funk
Funk with blessings ain't it pumped
Momma raised y'all for days
For days y'all wanna hold me down
Fit to clown up out to town
Town about the world to struggle
Struggle made me, stronger bubble
Bubble's stronger, lasted longer
Pray to God, gotta make me calmer
Calmer make me, take me higher
Babies need they pacifier
Father made me better rhymer
Rhymin better, living kinder
Kinder living for the city
Sinning with them tig ole bitties
How's it diddy, lookin' pretty
Pretty lookin' got me shookin
Make some lovin', keep it cookin
Cookin keep it, come on peep it
Love's the reason, we all need it
Needed are we, Robert Marley
Said one love now it's time to party
Get on down like Gras de Mardi
Love to each and everybody
Everybody love to each
Try to hear you with that speech
Cause life is harder than a peach

When you're young and black and proud like me
Black and proud, stop crowding me
Crowding got clouds over me
One day you'll be so tall
Move back, move back that morning sun
Shine this light for everyone
That light gon' shine, them clouds is done
One day you'll be so tall

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