Rakaa Iriscience – Upstairs Lyrics

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[Verse 1: Rakaa]
I seemed to drive you crazy;
Memories are hazy
Physcians sling prescriptions
Cause they're greedy and they're lazy
Now our roles switched
Heart breaking as it is;
We both miss who we were
Frustrated how we live
I admit at times
I can't help but feel ashamed
For the fury and the tone
Of the truth I spit in flames
Venting in infernal fires
Hard to keep contained;
You brought lights into the world
Out the ash the phoenix came
Love that came from war
Change your language and your name
Then came the disrespect
Of your brain and your frame
A outsider
Living in a land so strange
But I know for a fact
You have the strength to beat the pain
Whispered you were sorry
I found you that way;
How far away
The siren sounded that day
Violence in my chest
Pulse banging in my ears
Percussion of the calvary
Running up the stairs
Confused you with every question
They looked at you with judgement
Like maybe she learned her lesson
Then the oxygen mask
Then the field testing;
All of us were on our knees
But I was praying for a blessing
They asked for your
Language and name
Then came the disrespect
Of your brain and your frame
Didn't even try to hide contempt
With no concern
They snatched you off the carpet
Then strapped you to the gurney
Scared, embarrassed, then mad;
Please be careful
Of Fairfax traffic
Block to Pico
I floated back upstairs
Feeling nauseous
Thinking back to the farm
Where demons can never follow:
O'ahu near Honolulu
Bawa manalo
Amai iki
But really
Aloha and mahalo
Nuiloa ukuloa
Inherit some of your sorrow
I can't sleep either
Dreams too extreme;
Eye lids, eyes closed
IMAX movie screen
If I did drift off
My body would do this thing
Where I'd get stuck with my mind away
But couldn't move a screen
Stream of consciousness
Running through the L.A. Zue;
I also understood
More about you then you knew
After decades, a party
You were still a child confused
That barely made it out
A makeshift home and so
Without her shoes
You saw a party
Turn into a riot for my crew
And smiled when the crowd
Went wild for Babu
Pride was in your eyes
But really
I was proud of you
When you made it upstairs
Center table, House of Blues
From the Far East
To South Central California
To the castle off of Crenshaw
By the palm trees on Victoria;
Darknes to the dawn
More chapters to the story
You're a blessing
Not a burden
I love you
Cause you're a warrior

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