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Word Play Lyrics

"Word Play" was written by Yancey, James Dewitt / Fareed, Kamaal Ibn John / Taylor, Malik Izaak / Mills, Dexter Raymond Jr..
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One, two, what'cha wanna do?
Three, four, 'cuz we're gonna give you more
Five, six and we ain't the tricks
Seven, eight and we got it straight
Nine, ten, 'cuz we make it blend
Eleven, twelve, never ever goin' for self
Tribe called Quest situation
Check it out

Power, people really get caught up with this on different levels
Power controls your life
Money, the companion of the first
Some people tend to worship and we know this ain't right

Attitude, is how I get my point across
You can't call yourself an MC if you know that you're soft
Aggressive, is how the stage is approached
I burn MC's like toast 'cuz I'm the host with the most

Illin' that's what you do when you're assin'
Whether it be you or all up in your past and
Cashin', you turned your people corrupt
It's six o'clock, girl, you gotta get your weight up

Sex, either a man or a woman
Is the agenda, but when lovers get down
Froggin', when niggaz try to play roles
But when they really need to put that shit background

Miserable, is what your whole crew will be
If you're not original and you show no strategy
Heavenly, is how the track tends to flow
And if you don't know, tell 'em Diggy said so

We livin' this 'cuz it's deep in our bones
A tribe called Quest with this hip hop Jones
So sit and analyze the lyrical spray
'Cuz all it really is, is word play

Willie, that's what I kick to get this Millie on a lily
Now, I'm packin' dimes like chilli
Stress, that's what I always go through
'Cuz it's survival of the fittest on the 192

Knowledge, when the mind accept facts
On this plane of livin', knowledge be the key, black
Understanding, gettin' a grip on what's revealed
When shit be real, can't give understanding back

Analyze, that's what I do to MC's
That be talkin' 'bout they this and that, money please
Ego, I'm on my own jock skill
'Cuz if I don't say I'm the best, tell me who the hell will

Cheeba smoke y'all, that's what I use to get high
When I'm in a rut and I don't know why
Try, yo try again my friend
'Cuz you can't see this MC representin' Linden

Freestyle, a true MC trait
And when you do it ill
Niggaz respect it as great
Yo, I gotta

We livin' this 'cuz it's deep in our bones
A Tribe called Quest with the hip hop Jones
So sit and analyze the lyrical spray
'Cuz all it really is, is word play

Songwriters
YANCEY, JAMES DEWITT / FAREED, KAMAAL IBN JOHN / TAYLOR, MALIK IZAAK / MILLS, DEXTER RAYMOND JR.

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Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Ultra Tunes

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