Common – Say Peace (ft. Black Thought & PJ) (Audio, Lyrics)

Common - Say Peace (ft. Black Thought & PJ) (prod. Karriem Riggins)

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Common is out with “Say Peace” featuring Black Thought & PJ. Listen, stream, buy, mp3 download and read the lyrics to the song produced by Karriem Riggins.

Common Say Peace
Common Say Peace

Common is coming through this Friday with a brand new album titled, A Beautiful Affirmation Pt. 1. Tapping Black Thought of The Roots and PJ, the Chicago MC dropped a single off of the project titled, “Say Peace.” Backed by a funky instrumental, the pair deliver flexing their lyrical prowess at the high standards one would expect from Common and Black Thought.

The song arrives just days after another one of Common’s songs titled, “A Place In This World” was featured in Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote Initiative.

Common – Say Peace (ft. Black Thought & PJ) (prod. Karriem Riggins)

 

Lyrics

[Intro]
Hey-hey, hey-hey-hey-hey

[Chorus: Songstress]
Say peace, we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me, is you down with the struggle?
All they really wanna do is cuff you
They don’t love you (No)
Say peace, we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me, is you down with the struggle?
All they really wanna do is cuff you
They don’t love you (No)

[Verse 1: Common]
Starin’ into the darkness like Marcus
Garvey, I’m an artist, respect to the goddess
Some say I’m too modest because I’m the hardest
On this path to progress, there’s been carnage
Regardless, this is a harvest for the world to harness
Elder’s dreams, creator’s promise
Bein’ free is like payin’ homage
I’ve been on that peace, black Dalai Lama
My college was between Stony and Cottage
The knowledge, I got it because niggas was ’bout it
Knew I had to pull it, the bullet or the ballot
It’s like the parable of the story of the talents
Want my people to get paper, with no margin
Turnin’ ghettos to gardens like Ron Finley
Through stages of life, the world’s my Wembley
I emcee, from the point of entry
Of peace, some find it all through their paper routin’
And some find their peace, their peace through praise and shoutin’
And some find their peace through pullin’ the shades like Malcolm
I found my peace, my peace makin’ these albums, peace

[Chorus: Songstress]
Say peace, we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me, is you down with the struggle?
All they really wanna do is cuff you
They don’t love you (No)
Say peace, we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me, is you down with the struggle?
All they really wanna do is cuff you
They don’t love you (No)

[Verse 2: Black Thought]
In dystopian ground zero from xenophobia
They love to [?] me and misquote me
They even wrote me out of all accounts
Other than shoulderin’ small amounts ’til I called them out
I’m what this story is all about
My arrival wasn’t willingly, nah
But that’s chillingly the truth
Now I fear for shots from cops killin’ me
They on the hunt for the blood, and we the auxiliary
The Black power and love, I’m all the above
We’ll find peace in the culture I’m responsible to save
And every piece of the puzzle, every article, the page
I’m at peace in the struggle, I’m awake and not afraid
While I’m channelin’ my energy from particle to wave
The peace, like Mandela seated on Robben Island
Wise like a prophet arrivin’ from the highlands
Look, I’m not here for any kind of problem
Keep me out of your gossip column
Thank you, I’m calm and tranquil
At the time and place too, I shine
Word to God, I’m divine, and graceful
The grind could break you, if you concentrate
You could find your faith, where the higher conscious takes you
That’s peace

[Chorus: Songstress]
Say peace, we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me, is you down with the struggle?
All they really wanna do is cuff you
They don’t love you (No)
Say peace, we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me, is you down with the struggle?
All they really wanna do is cuff you
They don’t love you (No)

[Outro]
Say we done lost
We say we dey pon the right path
Big life only
Liberty, freedom
You hear me?
Tell me what they fightin’ for?
Tell me what they fightin’ for?
Tell me what they fightin’ for?
Tell me what they fightin’ for?
Tell me what they fightin’ for?
Hey-hey, hey-hey-hey-hey

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