Common – The People Lyrics

Produced By: Kanye West
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[Vocal Sample]
Louder, louder, louder, louder, louder, louder
Louder, louder, Yeah
[Repeat]


Yeah, it's for the People

[Bridge: Common]
This is street ra-dio, for unsung heroes
Ridin in they regal, tryin to stay legal
My daughter found Nemo, I found the new primo
Ye' you know how we do, we do it for the people

[Verse 1: Common]
And the struggles of the brothas and the folks
With lovers under dope, experiment to discover hopes
Scuffle for notes, the rougher I wrote, times were harder
Went from rocky starter to a voice of a martyr
Why white folks focus on dogs and yoga
While people on the low end tryin to ball and get over

Lyrics are like liquor for the fallen soldiers
From the bounce to the ounce, it's all our culture
Everyday we hustlin, tryna get them custom rims
Law we ain't trustin them, thick broads we lust in them
Sick and tired of punchin it, I look on the bus at them
When I see them struggling, I think how I'm touchin them
The People


[Hook: Dwele]
The days, have come
Now we, are one
Just take, your time
And then, you'll find

[Bridge]

[Verse 2: Common]
The people said that I was sharp on TV
At the Grammy's,
though they tried to India.Arie me
Got back stage, and I bumped into Stevie
He said no matter what, the people gone see me
Can't leave rap alone the streets need me
Hunger in they eyes, is what seems to feed me
Inside peace mixed with beast seem to breed me
Nobody believe, until I believe me
Now I'm on the rise doin business with my guys
Visions realize, music affected lives
A gift from the skies, to be recognize
I'm keeping my eyes on the people, that's the prize


[Hook & Bridge]

[Verse 3: Common]
From Englewood to a single hood in Botswana
I see the I in We my nigga, yours is my drama
Standin in front of the judge with no honor
My raps ignite the people like Obama
The karma of the streets is 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 people sake
The People

[Hook]

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