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from Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black

"By The Time I Get to Arizona" is track #3 on the album Apocalypse 91...The Enemy Strikes Black. It was written by Ridenhour, Carlton / Santiago, Neftali / Boxley Iii, James Henry / Rinaldo, Gary J..
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I'm countin' down to the day deservin' fittin' for a king
I'm waitin' for the time when I can get to Arizona
'Cause my money's spent on the goddamn rent
Neither party is mine not the jackass or the elephant

20 thousand nig niggy nigas in the corner
Of the cell block but they come from California
Population none in the desert and sun
Wit' a gun cracker runnin' things under his thumb

Starin' hard at the postcards isn't it odd and unique?
Seein' people smile wild in the heat 120 degree
'Cause I wanna be free
What's a smilin' fact when the whole state's racist

Why want a holiday dame it 'cause I wanna
So what if I celebrate it standin' on a corner
I ain't drinkin' no 40, thinkin' time wit' a nine
Until we get some land call me the trigger man

Lookin' for the governor, huh he ain't lovin' ya
But here to trouble ya, he's rubbin' ya wrong
Get the point come along he can get to the joint
I urinated on the state while I was kickin' this song

Yeah, he appear to be fair, the cracker over there
He try to keep it yesteryear
The good ol' days, the same ol' ways
That kept us dyin', yes, you me myself and I indeed

What he need is a nosebleed read between the lines
Then you see the lie politically planned
But understand that's all she wrote
When we see the real side that hide behind the vote

They can't understand why he the man, I'm singin' 'bout a king
They don't like it when I decide to mike it
Wait I'm waitin' for the date
For the man who demands respect 'cause he was great c'mon

I'm on the one mission
To get a politician
To honor or he's a gonner
By the time I get to Arizona

Well, I got 25 days to do it
If a wall in the sky just watch me go thru it
'Cause I gotta do what I gotta do
PE number one, gets the job done

When it's done and over was because I drove'er
Thru all the static not stick but automatic
That's the way it is he gotta get his, talkin' MLK
Gonna find a way make the state pay

Lookin' for the day
Hard as it seems this ain't no damn dream
Gotta know what I mean
It's team against team catch the light beam

So I pray, I pray everyday, I do and praise Jah, The Maker
Lookin' for culture I got but not here from Jah maker
Pushin' and shakin' the structure bringin' down the Babylon
Hearin' the sucker that make it hard for the brown

The hard Boulova, I need now more than ever now
Who's sittin' on my freedah' opressor people beater
Piece of the pick, we picked a piece of land that we deservin' now
Reparation a piece of the nation and damn he got the nerve

Another niga they say and classify, we want too much
My peep plus the whole nine is mine don't think I even double dutch
Here's a brother my attitude hit 'em, hang 'em high
I'm blowin' up the 90s started tickin' 86

When the blind get a mind
Better start and earn while we sing it now
There will be the day we know those down and who will go
Go go go go

By the time I get to Arizona
By the time I get to Arizona
By the time I get to Arizona

Songwriters
RIDENHOUR, CARLTON / SANTIAGO, NEFTALI / BOXLEY III, JAMES HENRY / RINALDO, GARY J.

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