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i wanted to make a song about where im from
you know
big ups my hometown
my territory
my state but,
i couldnt figure out much to brag about
well, prince lives here
we got ten thousand lakes
but wait
the women are beautiful
to me they are
and were not infested
with pretentious movie stars
and it hit me man
minnesota is dope
if only simply for not what we have
but what we dont
its all fair
it aint out there
its in there
its in the mirror
behind the breast
under the hair
follow the dream
doesn't mean leave the love
roam if you must
but come home when you've seen enough
i love new york and cali
but i aint movin
too over populated
saturated with humans
and im not big on rappers, actors, or models
if i had to dip
id prolly skip to Chicago
None of this
next to this
no one
no where
like damn im from minnesota
land of the cold air
too many mesquitoes and a fair share of egos
but like my man Sabe says
thats where my mommy stays

so if the people laugh and giggle when you tell em where you live
say shh...say shh..
and if you know this is where you wanna raise your kids
say shh...say shh..
if your from the midwest and it doesnt matter where
say shh...say shh
if you can drink tap water and breathe the air
say shh...say shh...

Got trees and vegetation in the City i stay
the rents in the mail
and i can always find a parking space
the women out number the men two to one
got parks and zoo's and things to do with my son
the night life aint all that
but thats ok
i dont need to be distracted by the devil everyday
and the jobs aint really hard to find
infact, you could have mine if you knew how to rhyme

This is for everyone around the planet
that wishes they were from somewhere other than where they're standin
dont take it for granted
instead take a look around
quit complaing and build somthing on that ground
plant somthing on that ground
dance and sleep on that ground
get on your hands and knees and watch the ants walk around the ground
make a family
make magic
make a mess
take the stress
fill your motovation
and build your nest
it sucks that you think where im from is whack
but as long as thats enough to keep your ass from comin back
and with a smile and a hint of sarcasim he says
I beg your pardon, but this is my secret garden

In the land of ice and snow
In the land of ice and snow
In the land of ice and snow

so if the people laugh and giggle when you tell em where you live
say shh...say shh..
and if you know this is where you wanna raise your kids
say shh...say shh..
if your from the midwest and it doesnt matter where
say shh...say shh
if you can drink tap water and breathe the air
say shh...say shh...
if the playground is clear of stems and syringes
say shh...say shh...
and if theres only one store in your town that sells twelve inches
say shh...say shh...
if no one in your crew walks around with a gun
say shh...say shh...
and if you aint gonna leave cause this is where your from
say shh... say shh...



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