But You Ain't Got No Legs, Lieutenant Dan (prod. by Memorecks)

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[Verse 1]
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It was very necessary
Atonement was substitionary
And now we spittin' the truth in every
Monestary
The Eagle came to the aviary
Praying over these rats like Tom and Jerry

Preaching to the Pharisees
Speaking to 'em verily
Died like Heavy D
Rise like "Where is He?"

Eyes on the prize
In the hills like Beverly
Disguise the lies with these pills
Call it therapy

He said, "Will you marry Me?"
I said, "You scaring me,
plus, I give to charity,
I am the pedigree.
I am a felony?
Sin is repellin' we?
What is you telling me?"
It's real (Israel) like Tel-Aviv

All of the parts of our hearts
was in ebony
Chasing that kelly green
That was the hell in me
It's gonna bury me
Enemy to Elohim
Cursed to a hearse
Pallbearers better carry me


[Hook]
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(Gone)
What if love was up to us?
(Phone)
Isn't loving up to us?
(Home)
But if love was up to us...
(Gone)
Then our loving would by up
(I'm Gone)
What if love was up to us...
(Phone, phone home)
Then our loving would be up
(Gone)

[Verse 2]
Can a dead body hear?
Not apparently
Definitely after multiple days
It's guaranteed

Did Lazarus choose the air
When He let it breathe,
When Christ said come forth
Like the letter D?

Doctrinal differences
Is stopping these Christians
From dropping religion
It's blocking their vision
They're locked in a prison

And I ain't talking 'bout essentials
Stop in and listen
Talking 'bout these issues
Secondary to fishing

Like tattoos
and black suits
and rap dudes
hats, shoes
Women wearing pants
Can'ts and fast food

They transformed the Gospel to bad news
Egotistical legalist mystical ritual
Mixed with some bad views

Love God with all your heart
Love you neighbor
where it starts
It don't really matter whether it's ministry
Or it's art

Life is a ministry!
Whether you write down a simile
Or you like the clown industry

The problem is sin
and following men
not havin' a Benz
Unless you can't give it away
Then it is

Is anybody listenin' to the kids?
We claim to seek the Kingdom
Well I think they know where it
IS

[Hook]
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(Gone)
What if love was up to us?
(Phone)
Isn't loving up to us?
(Home)
But if love was up to us...
(Gone)
Then our loving would by up
(I'm Gone)
What if love was up to us...
(Phone, phone home)
Then our loving would be up
(Gone)

[Vamp]


[Verse 3]
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That works-based chase
Camouflaged as faith
is only out of sheer fear
A mirage of hate
An homage to Sat-
ans facade of great
But that don't mean either
that you take advantage of Grace

Get back to the first Love folks
And if Christ ain't the head
Then your sanity is a joke

Get back to the first Love folks
And if Christ ain't the head
Your Christianity is a CULT

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from #occupyMondays [mixtape], track released July 30, 2012

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JGivens Los Angeles, California

I use my mechanical engineering degree to make hip hop music for a homeless zombie man who makes dope from dust.

Gavin Yates, Warren Henderson, Randall Raby, Ashton Ajayi, & Christian Padron made me do it.

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