Discussion in 'Off-topic Zone' started by Cowboy Brian, May 23, 2010.
What is your favorite song?
Not sure if I have a favorite but this one makes me instantly turn the volume up and not answer the phone.
hmmm, not what i would have guessed from you i thought it would be more like
i cant pick a fav and most likely couldnt post it, it really depends on what im in the mode for.
I have two. And they are both based on change.
Continuous change and always doing things better is the way I try to live.
Two men who didnt get to live long enough taught me this.
They both give me chills every time i hear them.
on that theme i love this song and it makes my hair on my neck stand up when i hear it as well
I don't know about a certain favorite song, but here's a couple that I can play and not get bored with them. (Without cussing of course )
Something I found out about a verse from Changes. "2 shots and he drops down, Huey's dead"
Tupac is talking about Huey P. Newton. Co-founder of the Black Panthers who was shot down in the late 80's.
yeah he def talkin bout Huey P.
The actual line is "Its time to fight back thats what Huey said, two shots in the dark now Huey's dead."
Really the lyrics say so much throughout. Even the next line.
"I got love for my brother, but we can never go nowhere unless we share with each other. We gotta start making changes, learn to see me as a brother instead of two distant strangers. And thats how its supposed to be. How can the devil take a brother if he close to me? I'd love to go back to when be played as kids, but things change, that's the way it is."
For those who cant stand to listen to rap, at least read the lyrics.
I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
is life worth living should I blast myself?
I'm tired of bein' poor & even worse I'm black
my stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a negro
pull the trigger kill a ***** he's a hero
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
one less hungry mouth on the welfare
First ship 'em dope & let 'em deal the brothers
give 'em guns step back watch 'em kill each other
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
2 shots in the dark now Huey's dead
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
unless we share with each other
We gotta start makin' changes
learn to see me as a brother instead of 2 distant strangers
and that's how it's supposed to be
How can the Devil take a brother if he's close to me?
I'd love to go back to when we played as kids
but things changed, and that's the way it is
I see no changes all I see is racist faces
misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under I wonder what it takes to make this
one better place, let's erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they'll be acting right
'cause mo' black and white is smokin' crack tonight
and only time we chill is when we kill each other
it takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
And although it seems heaven sent
We ain't ready, to see a black President, uhh
It ain't a secret don't conceal the fact
the penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks
But some things will never change
try to show another way but you stayin' in the dope game
Now tell me what's a mother to do
bein' real don't appeal to the brother in you
You gotta operate the easy way
"I made a G today" But you made it in a sleazy way
sellin' crack to the kid. " I gotta get paid,"
Well hey, well that's the way it is
And still I see no changes can't a bother get a little peace
There's war in the streets and war in the middle east
Instead of war on poverty they got a war on drugs
so the police can bother me
And I ain't never did a crime I ain't have to do
But now I'm back with the facts givin' em back to you
Don't let 'em jack you up, back you up,
crack you up and pimps Smack you up
You gotta learn to hold ya own
they get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
But tell the cops they can't touch this
I don't trust this when they try to rush I bust this
That's the sound of my tool you say it ain't cool
my mama didn't raise no fool
And as long as I stay black I gotta stay strapped
I never get to lay back
'Cause I always got to worry 'bout the pay backs
some buck that I roughed up way back
comin' back after all these years
rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is uhh
yeah, it's been awhile since I heard that song. I used to rock that all the time along with Bone Thugs' The Crossroads.
Another classic. Ah, Those were the glory days - sad state of affairs for rap these days.
I miss the 90's hiphop
Hard to say, but I often come back to this classic from Radiohead:
The Crossroads was a great one.
I was a techno kid bad in the day, so one of my favorites.
I was to pick another, Hostile already has it up. Used to have everything by Pink Floyd going back to Umma Gumma on cassette. Strange how much they sounded like The Beatles back when Sid was still the lead singer.
Favorite? I couldn't name just one. The list would be huge. We can just start with Dio Rainbow in the Dark or even Dio Last in Line.
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