I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Binary Star


album: Track 11 in album Masters of the Universe
release date: 2000-11-21
popularity : 13 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Conscious
length: 3:04

Album Information

label: Subterraneous Records
country(area): United States
format: CD
barcode: 093141100227
script: Latin

Cover Art

Binary Star Masters of the Universe cover art


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In jail, without the bail, in jail
[Chorus over Intro Speaking]
know what I'm saying, they do three days in the county, you know what
what I'm saying, shankin', shankin' people, doin' time, they don't know

Yo its handcuffed, in the back of the bus, forty of us
Headed upstate, no chance for escape
My uncle's fate, was life without parole
I can't wait, but I got to
I got a crew still on the street, they don't write me letters
Never did I sweat it, I know they got a life to live
And these are the consequences, my actions committed
Along with swillas, killas, drug dealas, some rich brothas
All types of individuals
The system is designed to stock the plentiful
Told me, "Out of every bad situation comes some good"
Prison ain't good for my health
I studied my thoughts, my ways, the routes I took
Its all about the lessons you learn, through your experience
All praise due to Allah, I used to Skeme
Now I'm on the V-I, telling Moms about Islam
The world wasn't ready for the changes I made
Everyday, the same old thing, I walked the yard
Cats waitin' in infirmary lines, for they medicines
And older heads playin' horseshoes, sometimes chess
In the shower with a cap, gettin' hit from the back
Broad games, card games--face it
Anything to make the time fly, soon as possible
Heads getting cracked over unpaid debts
Correction officers, devil's advocate
Life was hell every day, the devil's tryin' me
And after twenty-seven months, of my life, I'll tell you one thing

In jail, without the bail (repeat)
You know what I'm sayin', this goes out to all the caged birds
I know why the caged bird sings {*2X*
I sang the same song


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Reality Check
  • 2 Conquistadors
  • 3 Solar Powered
  • 4 Slang Blade
  • 5 The Binary Shuffle
  • 6 Fellowship
  • 7 New Hip Hop
  • 8 Masters of the Universe
  • 9 Indy 500
  • 10 The Evolution of Man
  • 11 I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • 12 Honest Expression
  • 13 Glen Close
  • 14 Wolf Man Jack
  • 15 One Man Army
  • 16 K.G.B.