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from Wu-Tang Forever

"A Better Tomorrow" is track #1 on the album Wu-Tang Forever. It was written by Diggs, Robert F. / Hawkins, Lamont / Hunter, Jason / Smith, Clifford / Bougard, Selwyn Dajuan / Turner, Elgin Evander.
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"A Better Tomorrow" is track #1 on the album Wu-Tang Forever. It was written by Diggs, Robert F. / Hawkins, Lamont / Hunter, Jason / Smith, Clifford / Bougard, Selwyn Dajuan / Turner, Elgin Evander.
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Yo, this goes for all my brothers and sisters locked down
For all my peoples incarcerated, for those who ain't make it

Yo, in the housing, thousands seen early graves
Victims of wordily ways, memories stays engraved
All my live brothers, is locked down with high numbers
The young hunger, blind to these lies, they die younger

In this New World the Order slaughter men, women and children
Ten feet gates surround the building keep us sealed in
The projects, lifeless like a Vietnam vet
Constant war, sever threats of enemy conquest

Crooked cops comb my building complex that's in the rumble
Streets are like a jungle, can't let my cypher crumble
Vivid thoughts, Devils resort to trick knowledge
They kick garbage, lust for chicks and quick dollars

I know the pain the game bring, I did the same thing
Spaced out in the staircase, performing a sting
It's hard to keep control, I bless those who seek a scroll
Trying to reach a whole nation and break the sleeper hold

Not a role model, I walk a hard role to follow
I sold bottles of sorrow then chose poems and novels
The gospel was told, some souls it swallowed whole
Mentally they fold and they eventually sold

Their life and times, deadly like the virus design
But too, minute to dilute, the science is mine

You can't party your life away
Drink your life away
Smoke your life away
Fuck your life away

Dream your life away
Scheme your life away
'Cause your seeds
Grow up the same way

A voice cries from the wilderness of the North
A representation of the families that lost one
All victims of incarceration
Or other divisions of the family structure

Youths are injected with serums that leads
To skin irritations, babies being born with
Disfigurations, experimentations
On their faces there bear world relations

Of mothers that carry the pain
Of blood stained streets where sisters mourn and wail
Big brothers been slain from hails of gun fire
It lightly begins to rain screams of terror
Are hidden by the passing trains

This can't be little Shane, his uncle cried
As he drops to his nephew's side, holding his cane
Just give me a name, of who has inflicted this
Bitter sickness and left us to witness

Yeah, yo
Curses from war, innocent blood spills for days
Soothe in Godly ways, hands, solemn in praise
Tree of life, more precious than Wu is golden game
The wise self flourish inherit, Halls of Fame

Crime visions in my blood got me, locked in prison
While we die hard living people whine about religion, vision
Blow, spin and sin and killing what's revealing
It's a never ending battle with no ending or beginning, listen

Zero process, progress, become the hunted
America's most wanted, good life flaunted, want it
Some love the speed, some satisfy a need
Some want to be down, young gun seed, jungle breed

The stronger speed, someone die, someone bleed
One flew astray and then caught my little seed
Can it be, the ice have us trife life, made me grab the knife
The righteous man would be within these stripes pipes

Take in my energy, breath and know the rest
'Cause the good die young and the hard die best

You can't party your life away
Drink your life away
Smoke your life away
Fuck your life away

Dream your life away, scheme your life away
'Cause your seeds grow up the same way
'Cause your seeds grow up the same way
'Cause your seeds grow up the same way

Y'all bitches love dances and pulling down your pants
While your man's on tour, your spending up his advances
Your friends ain't shit, all they do is drink, smoke and suck dick
The whole projects is trapped in stench

You either high school drop-outs, one to three cop-outs
Fifteen years old, shorty ass and top out
Ninety-nine cent beer drinking pussy stinking
Fucking so much your ass and titties start shrinking

New World Order slave trade, minimum wage, better cage
Can a devil fool a Muslim nowadays
Inside my lab, I'm going mad
Took two drags off the blunts and started breaking down the flag

The blue is for the Creeps, the red is for the Bloods
The whites for the cops and the stars come from the clubs
Or the slugs that ignites through the night by the dawn
Early light, why is sons fighting for the stripe

As we dwell through this concrete hell, calling it home
Mama say, take your time young man and build your own
Don't wind up like your old dad
Still searching for them glory days he never had

So many bad want to scheme for American dream, no more kings
The cash rule everything now, we going down
These babies looking up to us, it's up to us
The Million Man March MC's, get on the bus

But envy, greed, lust and hate, separate
Though the devil mind state blood kin cannot relate
No longer, brothers, we unstable
Like Kane when he slew Abel, killing each other

You can't party your life away
Drink your life away
Smoke your life away
Fuck your life away

Dream your life away, scheme your life away
'Cause your seeds grow up the same way
'Cause your seeds grow up the same way
'Cause your seeds grow up the same way

Songwriters
DIGGS, ROBERT F. / HAWKINS, LAMONT / HUNTER, JASON / SMITH, CLIFFORD / BOUGARD, SELWYN DAJUAN / TURNER, ELGIN EVANDER

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