Ego Trip by Nikki Giovanni Lyrics

Blackalicious


album: Track in album NIA
release date: 1999-8-30
popularity : 4 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Conscious
length: 1:45
producer: Chief Xcel
guest performer: Nikki Giovanni
vocal: Erinn Anova
performer: Erinn Anova
arranger: Chief Xcel
guest: Erinn Anova
lyricist: Nikki Giovanni
composer: Nikki Giovanni, Xavier Mosley

Cover Art

Blackalicious NIA cover art
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I was born in the congo
I walked to the fertile crescent and built
the sphinx
I designed a pyramid so tough that a star
that only glows every one hundred years falls
into the center giving divine perfect light
I am bad

I sat on the throne
drinking nectar with allah
I got hot and sent an ice age to europe
to cool my thirst
My oldest daughter is nefertiti
the tears from my birth pains
created the nile
I am a beautiful woman

I gazed on the forest and burned
out the sahara desert
with a packet of goat's meat
and a change of clothes
I crossed it in two hours
I am a gazelle so swift
so swift you can't catch me

For a birthday present when he was three
I gave my son hannibal an elephant
He gave me rome for mother's day
My strength flows ever on

My son noah built new/ark and
I stood proudly at the helm
as we sailed on a soft summer day
I turned myself into myself and was
jesus
men intone my loving name
All praises All praises
I am the one who would save

I sowed diamonds in my back yard
My bowels deliver uranium
the filings from my fingernails are
semi-precious jewels
On a trip north
I caught a cold and blew
My nose giving oil to the arab world
I am so hip even my errors are correct
I sailed west to reach east and had to round off
the earth as I went
The hair from my head thinned and gold was laid
across three continents

I am so perfect so divine so ethereal so surreal
I cannot be comprehended except by my permission

I mean...I...can fly
like a bird in the sky...


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Searching
  • 2 The Fabulous Ones
  • 3 Do This My Way
  • 4 Deception
  • 5 Put It on the Plate
  • 6 A to G
  • 7 Cliff Hanger
  • 8 Nation Time
  • 9 Shallow Days
  • 10 Ego Trip by Nikki Giovanni
  • 11 You Didn't Know That Though
  • 12 If I May
  • 13 Dream Seasons
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 We Build
  • 2 Trouble (Eve of Destruction)
  • 3 Smithzonian Institute of Rhyme
  • 4 Beyonder
  • 5 Our (interlude)
  • 6 Making Progress
  • 7 As the World Turns
  • 8 Sleep
  • 9 Finding