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"T.I.A." was written by West, Brian / Warsame, Keinan / Marley, Bob.
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I hope you got your passports, and vaccine shots

I'll take rappers on a field trip any day
They never been opposite real clip any way
I know where all the looters and the shooters stay
Welcome to the city we call Doomsday

Where niggas are just fried chicken like Tuesday
Oh, you from the hood, huh, who say?
My Nigerian niggas will call you pussy
My Somali niggas are quick to grab the Uzi

Around here we only bumpin' Fela Kuti
Tupac or Bob Marley, Lucky Dube
So we don't really give a fuck about your groupies
This is Africa, hooray

T.I.A.
(Hooray)
T.I.A.
(Hooray)

T.I.A.
(Hooray)
It means, this is Africa
(Hooray)

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

I walk rappers through the killa woods any day
They've never been opposite, real goons anyway
I know all the tricky, sticky, icky alley ways
Welcome to the continent of holidays
(Africa)

Where holidays quickly turn to hell days
Stars fall quicker than box of shell case
No Bill Gates, no PC's
Why you cats are debatin', actin' and fakin' these days?

I deliver what they need like milk crates
I learned from the deadly streets, no regrets
And I wasn't ever lookin' for a street cred
But these streets bred me to be street safe

It's no secret we know how to squeeze lead
But the pre-set is not to have to squeeze it
Used to be at peace now we use t-shirts
And it reads R.I.P. 'cause the peace dead

When I walk through the slums like nomane
Little children say, "K'naan bumaye"
The rap game just got itself a new day
This is Africa, hooray

T.I.A.
(Hooray)
T.I.A.
(Hooray)

T.I.A.
(Hooray)
It means, this is Africa
(Hooray)

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

You don't know how hard it is here
The streets is tricky in these parts here
You don't know how hard this is here
The streets need this shit here

Songwriters
WEST, BRIAN / WARSAME, KEINAN / MARLEY, BOB

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