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[Nelly Talking]
Free City
This is a shout out to every young brother ya know
Thats doin his thing right now
Keep ya head up...
He’s walkin the yard wishin he had wings
Ya know so he could fly up out that joint
Man
[Intro]
If I could fly away
Ooo and I wouldn’t come back no more
I, I’d turn around,
Just to see it for the last time,
See, now I know
Hey, that it won’t be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I done made it this far
I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard
[Verse 1]
Man, it’s the longest yard I ever had to get in my life
And see my life ain’t right, if my wife don’t write
My niggas cant eat if the fish don’t bite
My raise the gross sales, like Mike at night
Like big brother almighty
I keep a gamma ray, I’ma G-Phi-G
Take a G-Phi jeep, G-Phi deep
To some of their bare feet
And that jeep don’t speak
Listen man they lock it down round herre
See body bag and gag and you're found round herre
This as serious as it sound round herre
The guards guard the ground, 4 pounds round herre
And they ain’t playin, they’re just lettin you know
That anything they want to happen, it can happen real slow
Get the word from upstairs, put you in that hole
I can't take it, I’m just ready to go
[Chorus]
If I could fly away
Ooo and I wouldn’t come back no more
I, I’d turn around,
Just to see it for the last time,
See, now I know
Hey, that it won’t be easy
I done fought in a battle, and I done made it this far
I gotta few more feet, but its still the longest yard
Yeah yeah, its still the longest yard
Uh uh, its still the longest yard
Um um, its still the longest yard
I done fought in a battle and I done made it this far
[Verse 2]
I’m in my cell 20 hours a day
And doin push-ups ever hour a day
Cause I'm tryin to keep the cowards away
Thats why I'm markin off the calendar days
Tryin to get it out of the way
And I'm just tryin to keep a peace of mind
And I'm gon shank a motherfucker with a piece of mine
Cause he tryin to take a piece of mine
So I'm gon slice his ass a piece at a time
But now that they close the door
Lock me in and cell 30 deep but its built for 10
Tell me what kind of world they got you in
With the barbed wire fences, box you in
From now, til they turn off the lights
I’ma read anything in sight
It's kinda hard tryin to read at night
But I’ma change my life
And hope another brother take this flight
[Chorus]
[Verse 3]
(Oohh no) I gotta make it out this place some how
(Oohh no) Man I really believe that I can turn it around
(Oohh no) You see, all I need is that second chance to show,
since incarceration, my obligation to rehabilitation
(Oohh no) Punch me high, and kick me low,
(Oohh no) Spit on me its gonna take more than that for them to break my soul
(I said Oohh no) Man its hard for people to understand what its like to be,
gated, incarcerated , Most cant take it, but I’ma make it man to see better days
[Chorus]
[Hook]
If I could fly away,
If I could I turn around,
If I could fly away



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    UnregisteredDec 16, 2011 at 10:10 pm
    It means to me to get over a hard fought struggle and to look back on it from when you finialy recover. Its not one of those songs that you can listen to without thinking about it, it makes you stop what your doing and look at what you have accomplished and see what it took you to get there. Life aint easy when it comes down to it, its a struggle to the end. When you reach that end, it just starts something new that you can work to over come.

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