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Excursions Lyrics

"Excursions" was written by Jones-muhammad, Ali Shaheed / Taylor, Malik Izaak / Fareed, Kamaal Ibn John.
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Back in the days when I was a teenager
Before I had status and before I had a pager
You could find the Abstract listening to hip hop
My pops used to say, it reminded him of be-bop

I said, "Well daddy, don't you know that things go in cycles
The way that Bobby Brown is just ampin' like Michael
It's all expected, things are for the lookin'
If you got the money, Quest is for the bookin'"

Come on everybody, let's get with the fly modes
Still got room on the truck, load the back boom
Listen to the rhyme, to get a mental picture
Of this black man, through black woman victim

Why do I say that, 'cuz I gotta speak the truth man
Doing what we feel for the music is the proof
And planted on the ground, the act is so together
Bonafied strong, you need leverage to sever

The unit, yes, the unit, yes, the unit called the jazz
Is deliberately cheered L.P. filled with street goods
You can find it on your rack in your record store
(Store)
If you get the record, then your thoughts are adored

And appreciated, 'cuz we're ever so glad we made it
We work hard, so we gotta thank God
Dishin' out the plastic, do the dance till you spastic
If you dis, it gets drastic

Listen to the rhyme, 'cuz it's time to make gravy
If it moves your booty, then shake, shake it baby
All the way to Africa A.K.A. 'The Motherland'
Stick out the left, then I'll ask for the other hand

That's the right hand, Black Man
(Man)
Only if you are noted as my man
(Man)
If I get the credit, then I'll think I deserve it
If you fake moves, don't fix your mouth to word it

Get in the zone of positivity, not negativity
'Cuz we gotta strive for longevity
If you botch up, what's in that
(What)
A pair of Nike, size ten-and-a-half

(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves
(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves

(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves
(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves

Time, time is a ship on a merciless sea
Drifting toward an average of nothingness
Until it can be retarded for its own destiny
Time is an inanimate object
Praying and praying and praying for [Inaudible]
Time is dancing, moving lingering all memories of past

We gotta be a winner all the time
Can't fall prey to a hip hop crime
With the dope raps and dope tracks for you for blocks
From the fly girlies to the hardest of the rocks

Musically the Quest, is on the rise
We on these excursions so you must realize
That continually, I pop my Zulu
If you don't like it, get off the Zulu tip

So what can you do in the times which exist
You can't fake moves on your brother or your sis
But if your sis is a bitch, brother is a jerk
Leave 'em both alone and continue with your work

Whatever it may be in today's society
Everything is fair, at least that's how it seems to me
You must be honest and true to the next
Don't be phony and expect one not to flex

Especially if you rhyme, you have to live by the pen
Your man is your man, then treat him like your friend
All it is, is the code of the streets
So listen to the knowledge bein' dropped over beats

Beats that are hard, beats that are funky
It could get you hooked like a crackhead junkie
What you gotta do to is know that the Tribe is in the sphere
The Abstract Poet, prominent like Shakespeare

(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves
(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves

(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves
(Come on, come on)
We gotta make moves
Never, ever, ever could we fake moves

Time is running out on black power Africans today
And whites, blacks and reporters at night
Every time you see them they're chasing some white woman
With their tongues hangin' out
Time is running and past and passing and running
Running and past and passing and running
(Excursions)

Songwriters
JONES-MUHAMMAD, ALI SHAHEED / TAYLOR, MALIK IZAAK / FAREED, KAMAAL IBN JOHN

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