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A Tribe Called Quest – Word Play lyrics

One, two, whatcha wanna do
Three, four, cuz were gonna give you more
Five, six, and we aint the tricks
Seven, eight, and we got it straight
Nine, ten, cuz we make it blend
Eleven, twelve, never ever goin for self
Tribe called quest situation
Check it out

Power. people really get caught with this on different levels
Power controls your life
Money. the companion of the first. some people tend to worship
And we know this aint right.

Attitude(attitude) is how I get my point across.
You cant call yourself an mc if you know that youre soft. how the stage is approached. I burn mcs like toast
Cuz Im the host with the most.

Illin(illin) is what you do when youre assin.
Whether it be you or all up in your past and...
Cashin...done turned your people corrupt
Its six oclock, girl, you gotta get your weight up

Sex(sex). either a man or a woman.
This agenda, but when lovers get down
Froggin. when niggaz try to play roles
But when they really need to put that shit background

Miserable(miserable) is what your whole crew will be
If youre not original and you show no strategy how the track tends to flow
And if you dont know, tell em diggy said so

We livin this cuz its deep in our bones
A tribe called quest with this hip hop jones
So sit and analyze the lyrical spray
Cuz all it really is is word play(word play)(word)

Willie. thats what I kick to get this millie on a lilly
Now, Im packin dimes like chilli
Stress(stress). thats what I always go through
Cuz its survival of the fittest on the 192

Knowledge. when the mind accept facts
On this plane of livin, knowledge be the key, black
Understanding. gettin a grip on whats revealed
When shit be real, cant give understanding back

Analyze. thats what I do to mcs
That be talkin bout they this and that, money please
Ego. Im on my own jock skill
Cuz if I dont say Im the best, tell me who the hell will

Cheeba smoke yall. thats what I use to get high
When Im in a rut and I dont know why
Try. yo try again my friend
Cuz you cant see this mc representin linden

Freestyle(freestyle). a true mc trait
And when you do it ill, niggaz respect it as great
Yo, I gotta...(laughing)

We livin this cuz its deep in our bones
A tribe called quest with the hip hop jones
So sit and analyze the lyrical spray
Cuz all it really is is word play(word play)

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