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Tryin To Stay Alive Lyrics

from The Carnival

"Tryin To Stay Alive" is track #3 on the album The Carnival.
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Intro

[Wyclef Jean]
We got the ReFugees All Stars rub-a-dubbin in the club
Wyclef Jean... John Forte... Prazwell
Knahmean the streets are gettin a little crazy
Verse 1

Looka looka looka looka looka looka looka
Looka here look at shorty got back, should I ask her
for a dance, hold on, there's too many in the wolf pack
And besides, Dirty Cash talkin to her
Buyin her fake furs and takin her to the Fever
Quiet as it's kept, that ain't even his Benz
She spends his Franklins at the malls with her friends
Material girl, livin in a material world
But it's alright, cause it's Saturday night
So mista funkmaster pump the BeeGees
And all you college students playin ouijas
check the spellin, R-E, F-U-G-E
E get the CD from Sam Goody he he
You ain't even close wit the rhymes that you wrote
Don't be mad cause you broke
Let me clear my throat, ah huh ah huh, John Forte
Grab the mic and won't you sway it this way
Verse 2

[John Forte]
I more than just a rhymer you still a small timer
Hopin that the game treat that ass a little kinder
Every step tangoed, your beef don't concern me
I'm eatin mangos in Trinadad wit attorneys (oh yeah)
My crew slang flow worldwide like a current
Went to every spot, where nobody got insurance
Brother do the math, you ain't half near exotic
My man's claim true, you, forget about it
Po-Po just a nuisance, like my influence
Well recognized you a lie tryin to do it
Got juice told your lady, oops, we nuts baby
Smooth and charismatic automatic you gon save me (Forte)
God bless the dead as my son survive
We strive to teach the youth baby, and stay alive
Verse 3

[Wyclef Jean]
ReFugee camp, nuts baby
John Forte, yo watch your lady
(Watch your lady, hahh)
Aiiight
(Especially around Dirty Cash)
Yo, if you got more than a dollar in your pocket right now
Put your hands up
Verse 4

[Prazwell/Dirty Cash]
Yo yo
Well you can tell by the way I roll shorty
that I'm a ladies man, a business man
Condos down the shore, multimillion pension plan (uh-huh)
But it ain't in my plan, to make move without the fam (no way)
I keep it intact, yo Clef, do the track
John, play the mack while I, pay the tax
Business as Usual, watchin Suspects
Steal my assets, get cut with Gi-lettes
We built this concept, connect like Nynex
Drinks at the bar, my American Express
Verse 5

[Wyclef Jean]
You a cook up, cook up, the copper pull up, pull up
Dem a cuff up, cuff up, you, who's callin bluff?
Now you shook up, shook up, cause you lock up, lock up
Man I love up, love up, you, who's callin bluff?
Hey yo Jean is chillin, Dirty Cash dealin
What more can I say? We livin
That's what we got, we got it good
And since you understood, we be...
Outro

[Prazwell (Dirty Cash)]
Yeah, live at the Carnival
Nine-seven, til infinity, hah
ReFugee All Stars
Can't stop the shining, cant stop the shining (2X)
You wanna stop the shining, you wanna stop the shining (2X)
Can't stop the shining, cant stop the shining...

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