Chronixx - Babylon lyrics

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Chronixx - Babylon lyrics

[Intro: Joey Bada$$] Yo yo Badmon representin' Yo yo [Chorus: Joey Bada$$] They say you never know what you got 'Til it's all up and away And it's so lonely at the top Sometimes you wanna throw it away But lately I've been talking to God He told me Heaven is a way better place So I'm taking everything that I've got And I'm running away, I'm running away I just can't cope with the pain You just won't understand Running away (away from here) I'm running away I just can't cope with the pain You just won't understand Running away (away from here) [Verse 1: Joey Bada$$] Gone like the wind, I can't seem to win I know the end is near, but I just don't know when Turn on to CNN, look at what I see again It's another black man, died at the white hand of justice To tell the truth, man, I'm f**in' disgusted I fear for the lives, for my sisters, my brothers Less fortunate than I, let's formulate a plan I'm sick of holdin' grudges, I'm loadin' in all my slugs and Aimin' it at the judges, f** the cops f** the system and the government, you f**ers not Protectin' and servin' You more like damagin' and hurtin' And letting off shots 'til you motherf**ers certain He ain't breathin', you made it clear "f** your breath, n***a," don't even deserve air Don't even deserve sh**, don't even deserve nothin' If black lives really mattered, you n***as would do somethin' Instead we mean nothin', in fact, we being hunted They don't want us in abundance They know it's strength in them numbers That's why they gave you one The time is comin', no discussion If you ain't got a gun, then you better start runnin' [Bridge: Chronixx] Run to the rock of my salvation (yeah, yeah, yeah) Run to the stone that the builder rejected (yeah, yeah, yeah) I run to aboriginal, Christ, Haile Sela**ie Hear them call some other name Them other guy nuh qualified A long long time mi see ah idiot a try Tell me America is the land of the free, that's a lie 'Cause nobody, nuh free 'bout yah Bet how we leave Babylon, and go ah Ethiopia And if you don't believe we can achieve that Then you is just another idiot or another [Verse 2: Joey Bada$$] Motherf**er, it's the J-O-Z-I-F B-A-D-M-O-N Come on, bring them M's on in I'm on the upside now, you can turn 'em M's upside down We 'bout to win, there's an L for the other side of him Most greats that you lost, I invite 'em in To my soul, don't you feel the vibes when I'm channelin'? The innermost of my spirit been engulfed with plenty gold 'Cause most of them labels throw pennies so Who you think investin' in penitentiaries though? Same owners as them labels, same owners of your cable Spoon feedin' you fables, tryna keep your mind stable Your eyes blind, and your skin's hazel The truth is under your nasal but even the air's all f**ed up How we supposed to see stars? Chemical trails above us Plus bunch of other sh** that's undiscovered Detached from the roots since we set sail, my brothers That's word to motherland, sold us on stolen land Visions from brother man, he seen us all holdin' hands Fifty years later, still see my brothers choked to d**h R.I.P. to Eric Garner, only right I show respect Nowaday they hangin' us by a different tree Branches of the government, I can name all three Judicial, legislative and executive Lock your pops away, your moms, then next the kids It's all consecutive, I'm just tryna break the cycle I wonder if I'll do it all before they take my life, yo Crucify my image, the Lord is my witness If them Heaven's gates closed I'ma break all them hinges for my n***as Yes, I'ma break all the hinges for my n***as Yes, I'ma break all the hinges for my n***as Yes, I'ma break all [Chorus: Joey Bada$$] They say you never know what you got 'Til it's all up and away And it's so lonely at the top Sometimes you wanna throw it away But lately I've been talking to God He told me Heaven is a way better place So I'm taking everything that I've got And I'm running away, I'm running away I just can't cope with the pain You just won't understand Running away (away from here) I'm running away I just can't cope with the pain You just won't understand Running away (away from here) [Bridge: Chronixx] As fast as I can to Mount Zion I'm running away (I'm running away) I'm running away (I'm running away) I'm running away (I'm running away) I'm running away (I'm running away) I'm running away (I'm running away) I'm running away (I'm running away) Running away (I'm running away) Away, running away [Outro: Joey Bada$$] You better start running, running Babylon boy them ah coming, coming yeah You better start running, running Babylon is coming Babylon get jealous of we, of we Just because I walk this way Babylon get jealous of we, of we