Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead lyrics

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Immortal Technique - Toast To The Dead lyrics

Here's a toast to the dead If you don't drink, smoke to the head For the freedom fighters k**ed by the Feds For those who died hard in the streets, soaking in red And died slow asleep in a dream, choking in bed Here's a toast to the dead For my enemies that have gone I'm not a coward, so celebrating that would be wrong I pray to God that your soul will come back again So I can see you in the next life and finish it then A toast to the dead For criminals burning in hell I wonder how many presidents are burning as well Emperors, popes, senators, generals Amputees feelin' lucky until they see the vegetables A toast to the dead For those who are forgotten Written out of the history by the corrupted and rotten Black saints whitewashed during La Reconquista Thousands of Indio-Spaniards used to conquer the Incas f** a moment of silence! I need a moment of violence! Like the nineteenth-century Caribbean Islands Long love those who came before that paved the way for me The warriors and scientists that came before slavery And if that last lyric was predictable Take that clairvoyance and apply it to life in the physical Presumptuous, half-hearted homunculus Self-destruction is the power without knowing what the function is Here's a toast to the dead For all of my fam I will never let an idea die with a man My rhymes are like Nazca lines, designed to give a view of this J Dilla's still alive as long as his music is A toast to the dead For rap legends and pioneers Your legacy won't be forsaken as long as I am here Knowledge of the past and wisdom of the present I'll teach and leave in the hands of a worthy lieutenant A toast to the dead For children with cancer and AIDS A cure exists and you probably could've been saved Sad to see medicine divorce morality Corporate home-wreckers pimpin' up the salary A toast to the dead For those that'll die today For victims and those exonerated by DNA The only thing worse than giving freedom to the guilty Is k**ing the innocent and leaving your soul filthy Immortal Technique Remember me when I'm gone I encrypted my lyrics to stay alive in the song So you'll always keep a piece of my spirit inside When you struggle to complete what I started before I died But some of you won't survive the changes the Earth makes Swallowed by tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes And that's just the first stage if you cannot reverse ways And realize that we are one, regardless of our birthplace My last toast to the dead is for the listener Human being or extraterrestrial visitor Remember us for more than our primitive ways When you study us long after the end of our days