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"World" is track #10 on the album Plain Rap. It was written by Leven, Jackie.
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What the world needs is true expression
From the soul and the heart?
What the world needs is you and me?
What the world needs is the universe and love?
Please remain seated

People walk with the eyes of a child
And a smile so innocent and a heart so militant
Brain's got an ill intent, so be intense
Some friends at the margin
Making summer streams harden

All these bulls shitting
Trying to milk me by the carton
But, uh, excuse me, sir, I beg your pardon
Can't you see how low the hole has gotten?

Apple's completely rotten with the worm in it
Dying still we're relying on who?
In this case I face the grace
Of my unseen God
Even the taste of what's seemingly odd

Relieving what stress I manifested
From the weight of the world on my chest
Feeling restless, ready to hurt someone

But a hurt that size never eased the eyes
To no one, it's no fun, selfless shades of living
Got to feel each day that's given

Now what the world needs is a love
That's sweeter than the melodies
That makes you go around and round and round

Now what the world needs is a love
That's sweeter than the melodies
That makes you go around and round and round

In too many situations I'm finding more complications
Than childirth but this my earth
And I'm a conscious creature of creation
Hear with my imagination
Living for my son, dying for my son

Walking into the sun, each one, teach one
And it's love that completes the mission
And adds to everything that you thought was missing

Listen, you got to keep your mind, body and soul in check
In this land of no respect, where it's all about the cheque
I'm looking for a better day
Thinking that there's got to be a better way

Ask Tre, when I'm challenged
I use my talents to balance and to rise like helium
Using love to find that happy medium
Forget that hostility
'Cause with love there's always a possibility

Now what the world needs is a love
That's sweeter than the melodies
That makes you go around and round and round

Attempts at convincing me
To downplay another man's form of expression
That's not what I'm here to do
I fear it too but the future is now

And how can I make a song
That makes the world sing songs of love and peace?
When everyday's a fight with hate and the beast
On what seems like unfair grounds
Everybody I know is loading up rounds

For protection, well being and safety
Which is capitalised
Watching out for niggas fantasizing that they're Tupac
With only two cents, way too tense
Looking to prove and convince

That they're big balling
But their neighbours was calling
Now they're hauling that ass out to Chino
Got a girl with the bambino on the way

Due like a library textbook
Writing letters, praying to God
That my son is not the next crook

Sent out to join Poppa
Wish life was like a soap opera
With the happy ending
But you know love is always recommending

Now what the world needs is a love
That's sweeter than the melodies
That makes you go around and round and round

Do we believe that we're civilized, sophisticated or advanced
So quick to draw blood if given a chance
We dance with the devil and romance with his rage
With a curse on our mind our prayers seem vague

The plague that sweeps across the garden is fear
Scared of our questions for the days that come near
So we stand guard over our bag of fool's gold
Never bowing our heads for the souls that we sold

And it's cold for the heart that stays towards itself
And only feels love for the abundance of wealth
But you can't pay your way through the gates of paradise
And you can't camouflage your grief from God's eyes

But lucky for us the Creator sees clear
With visions of times when we shed few tears
When our smiles have stretched from ear to ear
All the steps that we've travelled from year to year

And He loves who we are deep down inside
Forgives all the hatred, the greed and the pride
It's the same kind of love that could keep us afloat
When we all realise we need the same boat

With our hands interlocked we could carry the sun
And bring forth the light where the damage was done
So let's do the raindance and water the seeds
And pray that the harvest brings what we all need

Songwriters
Leven, Jackie

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Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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