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Da, Da, Da
Recorded March 1996 (ft. Scrap D. on lead rap) and released as the 8th track (disc 3) on album Emancipation (November 19, 1996). Written by Prince.

 
Da, da, da, da
Da, da, da, da, da
Yeah, it's like rollin' n a Bronco
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Pumpin' them pumps, U know what I'm sayin'?
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
On Broadway or somethin', U know what I'm sayin'?
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Yeah yeah, straight up
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Hey yo, call the paddywagon, I've seen a black boy cash stackin'
Smirk on my face screamin', "Fuck the Grand Dragon"
4 the fast cash, we b thinkin' 2 slow
Clownin' each others on the damn talk shows
I don't wanna house but I gotta stick and rob
I got a disease, it's called "Can't find a job"
Smokin' on the herbs help me see a little better
Lookin' 4 a job n this cold ass weather

Watch out, I'm tryin' 2 get my shit 2gether
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Yeah, da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
It's been kinda lonely
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

Hey yo, as soon as I come home, I'm stressed by my mama
Questionin' my whereabouts like I'm the Unabomber
Question mark, comma, freeze all the drama
Intensive care flows 4 all U hos smacked with trauma
As I sit back with my blunt and gin
Grab a pen, write a song about a million black men
Tryin' 2 blame all this violence on gangs
What about those fools who kill 4 nothin' and hijack planes?

Get ur shit 2gether (Let me hear ya)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
Da, da, da, da (Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

Yo, I'm goin' 4 the gold like a olympic sprinter
Fuck the bullshit, steaks 4 dinner this winter
Yo, I've seen a murder scene that left a fool scarred
Plus I saw a prisonyard way b4 a schoolyard
Time's rough plus time's runnin' out
My mom said if I trip 1 more time, I'm gettin' kicked out
And I ain't tryin' 2 make excuses
But lookin' 4 a job n the ghetto is fuckin' useless

Get ur shit 2gether, straight up (Let me hear U sing)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
Yeah, uh (Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
Da, da, da, da (Let me hear U sing)
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
(Da, da, da, da, da, da, da) (Gotta keep it goin'...)
Da, da, da, da (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

Ask urself ur destination, what the source of ur inspiration b
And U will find a spirit tryin' 2 get back 2 the mind
How U was n ur mama's belly
Live and let live was the order of the day, what U say?
Lovin' 1 another is the only way

(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
Da, da, da, da, da, da, da, yeah
If U believe in 1 thing
If U believe in 2 things (Da, da, da, da, da, da, da)
If U believe in anything then let me hear U sing
(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life)
"Da, da, da, da, da, da, da"
Keep on believin', huh, Lord (Da, da, da, da, da, da)

(Yeah, c'mon, b like that, y'all, b like bet ur life) {sampled}


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