(Intro)
Yeah, this for the people

(Verse 1)
This is street ra-di-o
For unsung hero
Ridin in the regal
Tryin to stay legal
My daughter found nemo
I found the new creamo
Yeah you know how we do
We do it for the people
And the struggle, a lot of brothas and their folks
The lovers of the dope
Experiment to discover hope
Scuffle for notes
The ruffle I wrote
Times was harder
If [?] to the voice of a [?]
Why white folk focus on dogs and yoga
People on the low end try to ball and get ova
Lyrics are like liquor for the fallen soldier
From the bounce to the ounce, it's all our culture
Everyday we hustlin
Tryin to get them customers
Law, we ain't trustin them
Thick bras, we lustin them
Sick and tired of punchin it
I look on the busted them
When I see them strugglin
I think I'm touchin them

(Chorus)
The days... have come
Now we... are gone
Just take... your time
And then... you'll find

(Verse 2)
This is street ra-di-o
For unsung hero
Ridin in the regal
Tryin to stay legal
My daughter found nemo
I found the new creamo
Yeah you know how we do
We do it for the people
The people, said that I'm sharp on tv
At the grammy's, though they tryin to India Arie me
Got back stage and I bumped into stevie
He said no matter what, the people gon' see me
Can't leave rap alone, the streets need me
Hunger in they eyes, is what seemed to feed me
Inside peace mixed with beef, seemed to breed me
Nobody believe, until I believe me
Now I'm on the wise
Doing business with my guys
Visions realized
Music affectin lives
A gift from the skies
To be recognized
I keep my eyes on the people, that's the prize

(Chorus)

(Verse 3)
This is street ra-di-o
For unsung hero
Ridin in the regal
Tryin to stay legal
My daughter found nemo
I found the new creamo
Yeah you know how we do
We do it for the people
From inglewood
To a single hood
In Botswana
I see the eye and we might [?]
My drama
Standin in front of the judge with no honor
My rhymes take mike to people like obama
The karma of the street
Says needs and takes
Sometimes we find peace
In beats and breaks
Put the bang in the back so the seats can shake
Rebel cadillac music for the peoples sake
The people...

(Chorus)
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The People Lyrics

Common – The People Lyrics

Songwriters: LYNN, LONNIE RASHID / SCOTT HERON, GIL / WEST, KANYE OMARI
The People lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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