If you are, you breath.
If you breath, you talk.
If you talk, you ask.
If you ask, you think.
If you think, you search.
If you search, you experience.
If you experience, you learn.
If you learn, you grow.
If you grow, you wish.
If you wish, you find.
If you find, you doubt.
If you doubt, you question.
If you question, you understand.
If you understand, you know.
If you know, you want to know more…
And if you want to know more, you are alive…
Eyes filled with fire
Wish I was a better liar
It hurts when it’s happening, and so I cry
The winter is even colder
I guess that I could have told ya
That I am safe and warm from the hell inside
The drum beat of my heart is tribal
Oh the sweet sound of survival
Shouts serenade this voice forever more
The sun would have to be frozen
For anything out there opposing
Not to be left in its own blood on the jungle floor
When I sing a song of peace
It soothes the savage beast
Even it understands that I understand at least
So you mortals just keep this in mind
This is the way I’m designed
And I am no power so I’ll only die one time
Don’t support the phoneys, support the real
You know what I mean?
How can these people be talkin
about how they so real
And they don’t care about
How can they be talkin
about how they’re all this you know
The hood and blah blah
they don’t care about the communities?
You know what I mean, listen to the words they have in their lyrics
And tell me is that some real shit
And if that’s real shit to you
You know what I mean,
Listen to what they’re saying to you
Don’t just bob your head to the beat peep the game
And listen to what I’m saying & hold us accountable for it
- Tupac Shakur"