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This Is War

Beat the Street
Artist(s): G-Stack
Label: Black Toast Records

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Writer(s):
Bob Mair (BMI) 45% / Don Reynolds (ASCAP) 10% / Joel Wachbrit (BMI) 45%


Publisher(s):
Black Toast Music (BMI) 45% / Calamari Music (BMI) 45% / Guerilla Funk Family Musicworx (ASCAP) 10%


Category:
Urban


Subcategories:
Hip Hop, Instrumental, Male Vocal, Rap


Keywords:
Aggressive, Alley, Barrio, City, Dark, Drive By, Drugs, Energy, Gang, Gangsta, Ghetto, Guns, Mean, Ominous, Prison, Scary, Street, Urban


Instruments:
Bass, Drums, Strings, Synthesizer


Year Recorded:
2003


BPM:
87


Key:
Dm


Tempo:
Medium/Midtempo


Time Signature:
4/4


Lyrics:
Beat the Street

BEAT THE STREET

This is a message to all those soldiers
To all those grindin' in the streets
As you live life as a roller- your time is over
Quicker than a camera's flash- as it floats past
I wonder what kind of questions are asked
Did you take your life for granted?
I hope he wasn't too hard on judgment
Cause I understand it
It's just the way it was
Anybody from my hood- I don't care who you might meet
At some time or another, they was probably sparkin' heat
Hard to survive but I refuse to fold
Me and Manny was jumped when we was 8 yrs old
And now he's leavin'- But I hope to God he rest-in-peace
I wonder when will this nonsense cease
I realize that my life's on lease
The World's rotated and my game's grown thicker
I'm ten years older and I'm tired of holding triggers
I don't know how I'm gonna do it – But I'm a find a way!!
Cause life as a thug is a waste ( I know now I gotta....)

Chorus:
BEAT THE STREET
KICK IT HARD IN THE FACE
CUZ IT'S UP TO ME
TO TURN THIS LIFE AROUND
FOR THE DEAD I GRIEVE
BUT I'M STILL ALIVE
I BEAT THE STREET
I CAN TAKE THE HEAT
BEAT THE STREET
KICK IT HARD IN THE HEAD
IT'S HOW IT HAS TO BE
TO TURN THIS LIFE AROUND
I DON'T NEED TO BLEED
TO BE A GANGSTA G
I BEAT THE STREET
I BEAT THE STREET

To all the past thug hustlas, bless the dead
It's time to re-arrange what's inside my head
I'm only 18 better late than never
Instead of searchin' for umbrellas
It's time to change the weather – I'm tired of rainin'
I'm gonna use my brain
I've never been a stupid brotha
This may be last chance to save my mother
So if I gotta hold a steady job
Anything to keep from robbin'
Duckin' 9mm bullets and crime plottin'
I ain't takin' no more Pen(itentiary) chances
It's gonna be hard to look past the gangsta glances
But I ain't leavin' the hood
Today, I pledge to apply myself
Stop duckin the law because it's all good
I'm a chase them legal stacks
You hear the rumors I left the street
Tell 'em it's a fact (I don't care what they think)
I'm a take control of my life
'tho' I proudly wear my stripes
I've turned the corner and I ain't looking back

Chorus 2X

I'M LOOKIN' INSIDE
I'M LOOKIN OUTSIDE
THIS LIFE IS ALL MINE
IT'S ALL MINE

Chorus



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