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Common – The Next Chapter lyrics

Com Sense…
J. Period…
I met this girl when I was ten years old…
I had a dream
Dreamed since I was a kid

I’m movin’ yes I’m movin’ on the motor turn it over
I met her when I was ten as I began to grow older
Exposed to the culture, culture that would change me
With the mic check I paint a picture like Banksy
Concrete rose growin’ through homes and floors
On a paper chase, I found out I was chose
A fetish for clothes, success and blessin’ the ‘hood
The struggles of an emcee progressin’ through the good
Music for the 90s, 2000s and beyond
It started with me wantin’ niggas to say “he can rhyme”
If now is my time then now is forever
Change-the-world raps and the style is gettin’ better
Revolutionizing, rising above the game again
My career is fading in, like a dj on a blimp
Women love the voice, brothers dig the lyrics
This is hip-hop, y’all – we drivin’ for the spirit

No I. D. Is in the house…
Twilight Tone, he’s in the house…
J. Period is in the house, yeah…
Kanye, he’s in the house, yeah…
G. O. O. D. Music, we in the house, yeah…
J. Dilla, he’s in the house, and…
Yo, The Roots, they in the house, and…
Kristin Mills is in the house, yeah…
Com Sense…
J. Period…
I had a dream
Dreamed since I was a kid
I represent the real hip-hop…
They said hip-hop is dead, I’m here to resurrect thee
I met this girl when I was ten years old
And what I loved most, she had so much soul

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