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Harder Than You Think (Live)

Yo, Chuck, whats the move, man?
I was on my way up here to the studio, you know what Im sayin?
And this brother stopped me and asked me
Yo, whats up with that brother, Chuckie D, he swear he nice
I said, Yo, the brother dont swear he nice
He knows hes nice, you know what Im sayin?

So, Chuck, I got a feeling youre turning into a Public Enemy, man
Now remember that night you was kickin to me
On the way out to L.A. Lounge in Queens
While we was in the car on our way to the shot
Well, yo, right now, kick the bass for em brothers
And let em know what goes on

Rolling Stones of the rap game, not braggin
Lips bigger than Jagger, not saggin
Spell it backwards, Ima leave it at that
That aint got nothin to do with rap

Check the facts, expose those cats
Who pose as heroes, take advantage of blacks
Your governments gangster so cut the crap
A war goin on so where yall at?

By the power comes great responsibility
F the police but whos stoppin you from killin me?
Disasters, fiascoes over a loop by PE
If its I instead of we, believe in TV

Spittin riches, bitches, this new thing about snitches
Watch them asses move those em masses switches
System dissed them but barely missed her
My sole intentions to save my brothers and sisters

Hard, get up, just like that
Hard, get up, just like that
Hard, get up, just like that
Hard, get up, just like that

Yeah, thats right, Chuck, man, thats what you gotta do
You gotta tell them just like that, you know what Im sayin?
Cause, yo, man, let me tell you a little something, man
These brothers runnin around hard hatin

They get a little jealous, you know what Im sayin?
Just like that, you know they try to bring you down with em
But, yo, Chuck, you gotta tell em just like that

Screamin gangsta, 20 years later
Of course endorsed while consciousness faded
New generations believin them fables
Gangsta boogie on two turntables

Show no love so its easy to hate it
Desecrated while the coroner waited
Any given Sunday, so where yall rate it?
With slavery, lynching and them drugs infiltrated

Im like that doll Chuckie, baby
Keep comin back to live, love life like I'm crazy
Keep it movin, risin to the top
Doug Fresh, clean livin, you dont stop

Revolution means change, dont look at me strange
So I cant repeat what other rappers be sayin
If you dont stand for something you fall for anything
Harder than you think, its a beautiful thing

Hard, get up, just like that
Hard, get up, just like that
Hard, get up, just like that
Hard, get up, just like that

Yeah, thats right, Chuck, man, thats what you gotta do
You gotta tell them just like that, you know what Im sayin?
Cause, yo, man, let me tell you a little something, man
These brothers runnin around hard hatin

They get a little jealous, you know what Im sayin?
Just like that, you know they try to bring you down with em
But, yo, Chuck, you gotta tell em just like that

So its time to leave you a preview
So you too can review what we do
20 years in this business, how you sell soul, gee wiz
People bear witness

Thank you for lettin us be ourself
So dont mind me if I repeat myself
These simple lines be good for your health
To keep them crime rhymes on the shelf

Live, love life like you just dont care
5000 leaders never scared
Bring the noise, its the moment they fear
Get up, still a beautiful idea

Get up, throw your hands in the air
Get up and show no fear
Get up if yall really care
PE, 20 years, now get up

Yeah, thats right
Were Public Enemy, number one in New York
Public Enemy, number one in Philly
Public Enemy, number one in D.C.
Public Enemy, number one in Cleveland, Ohio
All sold with Public Enemy, number one in St. Louis

Public Enemy, number one in New Jersey, hey, Fuzzy
We are the Public Enemy, number one in Cincinnati
In a manner we been Public Enemy, number one in Chicago
Public Enemy, number one in Detroit
Public Enemy, number one in Oakland
Public Enemy, number one in Baltimore

Public Enemy, number one in Miami
Public Enemy, number one in Indiana
Public Enemy, number one in L.A.
All sold with Public Enemy, number one in Alabama, yall
Public Enemy, number one in Tennessee
Public Enemy, number one in Mississippi

Just like that
Just like that
Just like that

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