K'naan – Coming to America Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
I came out of a killer, neighbourhood called 'River.'
Where life expectancy is shorter than a caterpillar
I was once a gorilla, Mogadishu was my cage
My trainer was the gauge, AK was my baby sitter
When we be out and looted, the whole city was shooting
I know it's fucked up, but somehow this song became soothing
Niggas heard African rapper and thought about Umfufu
You Superman 'till the real soldier boy come to shoot you
Sexual intercourse wit your ear nigga
Fuck what you heard, yeah nigga
Come walk in the dark no fear nigga
It's a dry in my eyes no tear nigga
Word to malaria, your hood can't really compare here
Got cheese? They really love dairy uh
Come near here, I'm daring ya
I shit you not, ain't afraid life gave me a rotten lemonade
Blew up my school in the 8th grade while playing catch with a hand grenade
Yup, that's a true story. This ain't Hollywood glory
I ain't the prince of Zamunda dog, my life is too gory

[Hook]
I'm tired of always going to burials
I just wanna live a good life
So I'm coming, coming to America

I hope we gonna have a good time
Baby thanks for letting me marry ya
The green card sure looks fine

So I'm coming, coming to America
I hope we gonna have a good time


[Verse 2]
Now my second home city, what can I say
It took my fucking heart from me
I played the judge, pardon it from larceny
Oh yeah, that mean it never got no bars from me

T-dot O to the motherfucking dot B
In the Rexdale project lobby
Puck Puck but it ain't no hockey
When the cops came, they knocked me, they got me
I had to flee. They said to bargain, I had to plea
So I crossed the border while they put a warrant out for me

Which means they never got no bars from me

[Hook]

[Verse 3]
Now I know, everywhere in the world, got its problems
Everybody got a dream of the green, it's the dollars
But some of us are dying in the streets, Can you figure out?
Even in America, the hoods need a ticket out


[Hook]

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