At the Helm

Hieroglyphics

credits


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Damian Siguenza, Teren Delvon Jones
album: Track 8 in album 3rd Eye Vision
release date: 1998-3-24
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Conscious
length: 4:21
producer: Domino

Album Information

label: Hieroglyphics Imperium
country(area): United States
format: CD
script: Latin

Cover Art

Hieroglyphics 3rd Eye Vision cover art

Lyrics

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Here we go
Life is a blast when you know what you're doin'
Life is a thrill when your skill is developed

Crackin it open hopin to make a dent; I'm hell-bent on
Lesson #1: rekindle the essence
It's about fluency with rhymin ingenuity
with scrutiny, under a microscope I walk a tightrope
mixed with a little vanity, boostin the morality
like calories, salaries, ahh sounds like a plan
Might even kick a little impromptu, to stomp you
that, you will fear now, whether you like it or not
and on the stipulations... the **** you wastin
But we can fight back, like David Horowitz
and put it in a cyrogenic status
Hip-Hop policies that demolish ya follies
You can't see this, your defeatist attitude'll

Best to know what you're doin' 'fore your life get ruined
If you ain't got a skill or trade, then shut the hell up
Life is a blast when you know what you're doin'
Life is a thrill when your skill is developed

your situation, you still have no patience
All the way up to your moms -- you can't stand to be
to come back in then the same old skit happens
Just hoe slap and bustin caps is your message
If that's your way of teachin me a lesson I don't feel it
cause the way you're soundin, you must think that it's a game
from the Meadow -- you really need to let that go
Biding your time and I find it a crime
Cause we all African, you want to be a rapper
Spend most of your time ****in hoes, getting in fights
And you're missing your life, and you'll be missing out on life
cause if you're still alive, I'll be there to see you fold

Best to know what you're doin' 'fore your life get ruined
If you ain't got a skill or trade, then shut the hell up
Life is a blast when you know what you're doin'
Life is a thrill when your skill is developed

A comedian providing laughter as a bachelor
A fireman, a hired hand, whether boy or girl
Whatever you do, early on, is how you mold it
Mr. Del wouldn't tell you nothin that ain't true, because
Life is a blast when you know what you're doin'
Life is a thrill when your skill is developed

You still haven't found a comparable variable
You still haven't found a comparable variable

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Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Intro
  • 2 You Never Knew
  • 3 All Things
  • 4 Casual
  • 5 The Who
  • 6 Dune Methane
  • 7 Phesto D
  • 8 At the Helm
  • 9 The Last One
  • 10 Tajai
  • 11 Oakland Blackouts
  • 12 Mics of the Roundtable
  • 13 See Delight
  • 14 Pep Love
  • 15 Off the Record
  • 16 A-Plus
  • 17 After Dark
  • 18 Opio
  • 19 No Nuts
  • 20 Del
  • 21 One Life One Love
  • 22 Miles to the Sun