Common – Maintaining Lyrics

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[Intro]
Gotta watch out for them critters...

I get the party live, Common Sense'll get the party live, huh (x4)

[Verse One]
I was born in Chicago, raised on Planet Rock, talking zuh zuh zuh zuh
Cats knock my tape like boots, I'm fresh as fruits
You pussy MC, it's you I rebuke
Repent! You burn up, you got me bent, I'm current as an event, got on big hoes at Freaknik
Frequently you're telling me remove your rockets
So? He ain't put no scratch in my pocket
Yo herb, with my hand I cock it, and rock it like that brother in Colors
Cause I want y'all to live, my crew is too live, we sneakin' to the rear

But I can't get us all in free (What?) It's just another case of that 2-dollar emcee
I rock the same clothes 3 days straight, to you they wrinkled but to me they
Straight

Now I'm straight are you straight? I'm straight as long as I got beer
I thought about it, Jack, and now I'm outta here

[Hook]
I get the party live, Common Sense get the party live
I get the party live, Common Sense get the party live
We get the party live, ayo Chicago get the party live
I get the party live, Common Sense get the party live

[Verse Two]
I need me some new socks (uhh), I need me some new drawers
I draws attention, like a letter to a sergeant
There's a few good emcees, the wack I'm giving code red
Slim say I ain't nobody but when they see me at the party they be like
"Go 'head, go 'head"
Cause I got's the cuts like Bobby, rappers are dickheads

Choppin' they demo, I do 'em like Big Red
My office hours are from 9 to 5
While you avoid the party I make it live
The fellas nod and the chicks dance
While I'm coolin' in my jumpers and my big pants
I'm as dope as PCP, MC's see me and they start having flashbacks
I don't flash scratch, I gotta watch my back
Nowadays blacks don't know how to act
Besides Larry Fishburne, Charles Dutton and Wesley Snipes
Marks wanna test me because I test the mics

But I check 'em like sound, and like Goose, I'm down
Plus I done got better since "Soul By the Pound", I maintain

[Hook]
We get the party live, ayo Chicago get the party live
We get the party live, 87 get the party live
I get the party live, Common Sense get the party live
We get the party live, UAC'll get the party live

[Verse 3]
I fall fresh upon the spirit, with the lyric that's overwhelmin'
And house more hoes than Spelman
Words I'm weldin' like James Johnson
My brains sponsorin' speech on the mic, I'm like a Jackson
Rappers I'm fondlin', they try to settle out of court

But I could never be bought
What type of rebel eats pork?
I'll take the cat and never get caught
U-AC together we fought
Cause I can't see my melons boxin' if we not boxin' with 'em
I don't care who started it, I'mma be a part of it
Regardless of the odds of how hard
It's been many times we was outnumbered and we still got with them

I got rhythm from some boogers and some foxes
But a 5 becomes a 10 other brothers off some gin
I got juice, and this nigga scared

I'll F your head up, like the LA Four
When I flow like cash I go for broke like Melba Moore
Why should a male with a B.A. get more then me?
When Rashid got an MC degree

And a doctorate in rockin' shit, I go to Dock's to get
A fishwich with cheese,
I don't mix with MCs
Cause I just don't like them mother...
But I'm still maintaining

[Hook]
We get the party live, ayo Chicago get the party live
We get the party live, 87 get the party live
I get the party live, Common Sense get the party live
We get the party live, UAC'll get the party live

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