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Africa Dream Lyrics

from Reflection Eternal

"Africa Dream" is track #5 on the album Reflection Eternal. It was written by Tony Cottrell, T K Greene, W Irvine.
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If you can talk you can sing
If you can walk you can dance
That's an old proverb from Zimbabwe
You know what I mean?

If you can talk you can sing
If you can walk you can dance
Yeah, and the trumpet is blown
Yeah, alright, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon, c'mon
Alright

Yeah, yeah, yeah, uh, one more time
Yo, anybody can tell you how it is
What we putting down right here is
How it is and how it could be
Reflection Eternal for real
And with that

These cats is no match
Plus they lack a certain knack for rapping
Chasing but they never catch the wagon
Like rerunning what's hap'ning

Since back when
They had potty issues and snotty tissues, we been rockin'
Think you poppin' next year nobody will miss you
My thoughts is too advanced for the artists on these labels

They come sweeter than sabal and softer than mashed potatoes
I tried to told you the rhymes run over emcees like Land Rovers
Took 'em back in time like Sankofa, Sankofa

We stand over the Atlantic, looking broad like a man's shoulders
The fire is trapped in a belly, ready to pop like canned soda
We outlasting, from middle passage, touched down in New York
Cincinnatay, Big Ohio status what you thought

Money it's classic these bastards try to treat us like cattle
So life has been a constant battle, battle
Rising above the crabs in the barrel
Way too used to living in death's shadow
We stay on point like the best arrow, arrow

We hit the target accurate star, shit, back it up
When we hit town, y'all niggas pack it up
That's how we get down, straight smash it up
Like a whip, hydro planning, hydro on the brain and maintaining

Game changing into subtle shit, we remain blatant
Yo, got to tell you to your face
You get replaced in this game, by Kweli
Place the face with the name

These cats drink champagne and toast to death and pain
Like slaves on a ship talking about who got the fliest chain

Yo, we the reflection of our ancestors
We'd like to thank you for the building blocks you left us
'Cause your spirit possessed us
Yo, you blessed us

Thank you very much
Thank you very much
Thank you very much
Thank you very much

Thank you very much
Thank you very much
Thank you very much

Yo, we the reflection of our ancestors
We'd like to thank you for the building blocks you left us
'Cause your spirit possessed us
Yo, you blessed us

Thank you very much
God bless you
God bless you
God bless you

God bless you
God bless you
God bless you
God bless you

Songwriters
TONY COTTRELL, T K GREENE, W IRVINE

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