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The Grind Lyrics

from Worldwide Underground

"The Grind" is track #6 on the album Worldwide Underground. It was written by Clayton Gavin / Lavonne Alford / Erykah Badu.
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Every day is a struggle how to hustle some doe
If you was raised in the hood well, then you already know
It be days, it be good but mostly money be slow
Have you ever been hungry before?

Steady on the grind, steady on the grind
'Cause I got to make it happen for one last to make ya know me
Steady on the grind, steady on the grind
'Cause I got to make it happen, ain't nobody gone do it for me
Gotta get these dollars man

Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh

Steady on the grind, deadly on the grind
Money on mind, steady on the grind
Steady on the grind, deadly on the grind
Money on my mind, it's already on my mind, it's already on my mind

Steady on the grind, deadly on the grind
Money on mind, steady on the grind
Steady on the grind, deadly on the grind
Money on my mind, it's already on my mind, it's already on my mind

Every day is a struggle how to hustle some doe
If you was raised in the hood well then you already know
It be days it be good but only money be slow
Have you ever been hungry before?

Well, I'm a freedom fighter, it's killa keep it Marcus Garvey
People army guerrilla, economic development down for manual labor
Revolutionary hustler fund raiser, catch me doing outreach
See me running the streets politically educated but never graduated

Call me doc like my dude Shakure fight for the core
Have you ever been hungry before? Nigga fa sure

Mommy got a job makin 'bout six somethin' an hour
She became the breadwinner when daddy was unemployed
Working forty plus hours and kissing ass
Seeming like the only honest way she can get some cash

She struggglin she dont know I be hustlin pulling my own weight
I be hearing them fuss and fightin at night mad late
Over economics; its logic meaning they dont got it
Living in the projects, moneys the only object

She makes $280 a week, standing on her feet
The ends ain't even meeting the family aint eatin
'Cause if taxes is ten percent, and the rest if for the rent
Then crime is what u get and niggaz is innocent

See it really aint about if you eatin or not eatin
Its freedom or not freedom, breathin or not breathin
Nother day, nother way, nother dollar spent
Gotta make a revolution out of fifteen cent

Songwriters
CLAYTON GAVIN / LAVONNE ALFORD / ERYKAH BADU

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