Rhymes And Ammo Lyrics

by The Roots

'Cause when I put rhymes in they minds yo
For all y'all folks who were hopin' and wishin'
and I can assault, tryin'a take my position
Stop wishin', and sit yourself back and listen to

A'yo, 'cause when I put rhymes in they minds yo
For all y'all folks who were hopin' and wishin'
and I can assault, tryin'a take my position
Stop wishin', and sit your ass back

A'yo when I say pump that, y'all say shit up
Pump that
(Shit up)
Pump that
(Shit up)

When I say stand up, y'all say get up
Stand up
(Get Up)
Stand up
(Get Up)

When I say rise up, y'all say now
Rise up
(Now)
Rise up
(Now)

When I say lick a shot, say blaow
Lick a shot
(Blaow)
Lick a shot
(Blaow)

A'yo everybody on they jawns, cartoons is hardcore porn
It ain't no afterschool paper routes and movin' lawns
Kids got backpacks full of yayo and heron
Coming to school shootin' up the auditorium

Yo its anthrax maniacs on the TV
The least of y'all worries should be thought's CD
The chairman of the board coppin' twice weekly
They done caught the minister with a pork BLT

If my shit ain't hot, it probly try to drive me
Psyhce, its somethin' I can never let myself see
Can't see, I'm thorough-bread, nothin' fancy
The maker, no matter what the circumstance be

Its the principle, pillowcase full of nickel
Smacked like I'm [unverified], leave him crippled
Keep talkin' greasey, I'm a big lip you
A'yo your man'll can get slid with you

You and the squad takin' to galoshes
I hold the engineer for hostage and spit from a dirty cartridge
Its L for whoever try to front on Thought's shit
I'm sendin' them goons to your mom's apartment

A'yo when I say pump that, y'all say shit up
Pump that
(Shit up)
Pump that
(Shit up)

When I say stand up, y'all say get up
Stand up
(Get Up)
Stand up
(Get Up)

When I say rise up, y'all say now
Rise up
(Now)
Rise up
(Now)

When I say lick a shot, say blaow
Lick a shot
(Blaow)
Lick a shot
(Blaow)

A'yo I'm dancin' on the edge of insanity
And rhymin' like its the end of humanity
Still people from the old neighborhood can't stand to see me
Turn around and tell girls we like family

What up with all that, jokin', and collamity
Behind the laughter they thinkin about jammin' me
But they don't know, I got somethin' for them
But I ain't with that negative vibe, so fuck all that

I've earned alot from this game, and sacrificed more
Stand here a new man, but I'm still the old boy
They claimin' they sell but I'm still the old boss
Sometimes wings get clipped, we all hit the floor

But today though, its Black Thought, Kweli and Raw
You can be sure that we got our eyes on y'all
Watchin' different artists rise and fall
Mother fuckers jumpin' ship like we came to rob at y'all

A'yo when I say pump that, y'all say shit up
Pump that
(Shit up)
Pump that
(Shit up)

When I say stand up, y'all say get up
Stand up
(Get Up)
Stand up
(Get Up)

When I say rise up, y'all say now
Rise up
(Now)
Rise up
(Now)

When I say lick a shot, say blaow
Lick a shot
(Blaow)
Lick a shot
(Blaow)

Kweli, sittin' back in the cut like Reese
In a constant peace, call me fantastic like I cut the grease
Baracudas movin' and canoein sippin' amaretto
I'm a ruler of my temple, what I do to instrumentals

Instrumentals is the development of these niggas mentals
Tears in your eyes like this moment is sentimental
Your fundamentally floored, philosophically bored
Disturbed like the eighth floor of your hospital ward

You've got to appoint niggas to raise the bar
Muslims praise Allah, Christians praise the God, Rastas, they say Jah
They find a way to rhyme with the pallet like fine wine
And make you say ah, guess who's back?

The game needed improvement
Can't fit the bullshit no more, you sound stupid
I'm a shark in the water with constant movement
Influenced by music since a truant yo, this is how we do it yo

A'yo when I say pump that, y'all say shit up
Pump that
(Shit up)
Pump that
(Shit up)

When I say stand up, y'all say get up
Stand up
(Get Up)
Stand up
(Get Up)

When I say rise up, y'all say now
Rise up
(Now)
Rise up
(Now)

When I say lick a shot, say blaow
Lick a shot
(Blaow)
Lick a shot
(Blaow)

A'yo when I say pump that, y'all say shit up
Pump that
(Shit up)
Pump that
(Shit up)

When I say stand up, y'all say get up
Stand up
(Get Up)
Stand up
(Get Up)

When I say rise up, y'all say now
Rise up
(Now)
Rise up
(Now)

When I say lick a shot, say blaow
Lick a shot
(Blaow)
Lick a shot
(Blaow)