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from New AmErykah, Pt. One: 4th World War

"MASTER TEACHER" is track #8 on the album New AmErykah, Pt. One: 4th World War. It was written by Ommas Keith / Shafiq Husayn / Taz Arnold / Curtis Mayfield.
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(DREAMS, DREAMS, DREAMS)

I AM KNOWN TO STAY AWAKE
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD IM TRYING TO FIND)
A BEAUTIFUL WORLD IM TRYING TO FIND
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, IM TRYING TO FIND)
IVE BEEN IN SEARCH OF MYSELF
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD) A BEAUTIFUL WORLD
ITS JUST TOO HARD FOR ME TO FIND
(DREAMS, DREAMS)
SAID ITS JUST TOO HARD FOR ME TO FIND
(DREAMS, DREAMS)
I AM IN THE SEARCH OF SOMETHING NEW
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD IM TRYING TO FIND)
SEARCHIN' ME,
SEARCHING INSIDE OF YOU
AND THATS FO' REAL

WHAT IF IT WERE NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHERS?
I STAY WOKE (DREAMS DREAMS)
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHERS?
I STAY WOKE (DREAMS DREAMS)
WHAT IF IT WAS NO NICCAS ONLY MASTER TEACHERS NOW?
I STAY WOKE (DREAMS DREAMS)
(WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS ONLY MASTER TEACHERS NOW?)
I STAY WOKE (DREAMS DREAMS)

EVEN IF YO BABY AINT GOT NO MONEY
TO SUPPORT YA BABY, YOU
(I STAY WOKE)
EVEN WHEN THE PREACHER TELL YOU SOME LIES
AND CHEATIN ON YA MAMA, YOU STAY WOKE
(I STAY WOKE)
EVEN THOUGH YOU GO THROUGH STRUGGLE AND STRIFE
TO KEEP A HEALTHY LIFE, I STAY WOKE
(I STAY WOKE)
EVERYBODY KNOWS A BLACK OR WHITE, THERE'S
CREATURES IN EVERY SHAPE AND SIZE
(I STAY WOKE)

EVERYBODY
(I STAY WOKE)
EVERYBODY, STAY
(I STAY WOKE)
GET EVERYBODY
(I STAY WOKE)
EVERYBODY BODY BABY
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD)(DREAMS, DREAMS)
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD)(DREAMS, DREAMS)
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD) IM TRYING TO FIND
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD) IM TRYING TO FIND
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD) IM TRYING TO FIND

I HAVE LONE TO STAY AWAKE
A BEAUTIFUL WORLD IM TRYING TO FIND
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD IM TRYING TO FIND)
SEE, I AM INSEARCH OF MYSELF
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, IM TRYING TO FIND)
OOH ITS JUST TOO HARD FOR ME TO FIND
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD, A BEAUTIFUL WORLD)
SAID IT JUST TOO HARD FOR ME TO FIND
(DREAMS, DREAMS, DREAMS)
CUZ I'M IN THE SEARCH OF SOMETHING NEW
(A BEAUTIFUL WORLD IM TRYING TO FIND)
SEARCH INSIDE ME
SEARCHING INSIDE YOU
AND THATS THE TRILL

WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHERS?
(I STAY WOKE)
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHER?
I STAY WOKE)
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHERS NOW?
(I STAY WOKE)
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHER?
(I STAY WOKE)
NOO, WHAT IF THERE WAS NO NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHERS?

WHAT IF THERE WAS NICCAS
ONLY MASTER TEACHERS NOW

TEACH US, TEACH US TEACH US (FADE)

WHAT IF THERE WAS NICCAS ONLY MASTER TEACHERS NOW (FADE)

I STAY WOKE (FADE)

I STAY WOKE
MMMM, HEY
I STAY WOKE

1,2
1,2,3,4

BABY SLEEPY TIME
TO PUT HER DOWN NOW
ILL BE STANDIN' ROUND
TILL DA SUN DOWN

I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE

CONGREGATION KNOD THEY HEAD
AND SAY AMEN
THE DEACON FELL ALSEEP AGAIN AND

I STAY WOKE
BUT I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE

LOVERS HOLDING HANDS
AND FALLING DEEP IN LOVE
AND SLEEPING AND
PASSING CONVERSATION

OOH, I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE

PRETTY RINGS AND PRETTY THIEVES
WITH SHINY LIGHTS AND LITTLE
PIECES OF TOMORROW

I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE
I STAY WOKE

OH AH, OH AH
I STAY WOKE
OH AH, OH AH
I STAY WOKE
OH AH, OH AH
I STAY
OH AH, OH AH
OHH I STAY
OH AH, OH AH
OH AH, OH AH

BABY SLEEPY TIME
TO PUT HER DOWN AND
I'LL BE STANDIN ROUND
UNTIL SUN DOWN, HEY

OH AH, OH AH
OH AH, OH AH
OOOOOH, OOOOH, OOOOH
(OH AH, OH AH)
I STAY WOKE
(OH AH, OH AH)
MMMM STAY WOKE
(OH AH, OH AH)
I STAY
(OH AH, OH AH)
I STAY WOKE, I
(OH AH, OH AH)
I STAY WOKE, YES I DO
(OH AH, OH AH)
I STAY WOKE
(OH AH, OH AH)
MMMMM, MMMMMMM YEA
(OH AH, OH AH)
STAY WOKE
(OH AH, OH AH)
I STAY WOKE

Songwriters
OMMAS KEITH / SHAFIQ HUSAYN / TAZ ARNOLD / CURTIS MAYFIELD

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