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Talib Kweli

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Yeah...my Lord...yeah
We sell, crack to our own out the back of our homes
We smell the musk at the dusk in the crack of the dawn
We go through "Epidodes II," like "Attack of the Clones"
Work 'til we break our back and you hear the crack of the bone
To get by...just to get by
Just to get by, just to get by
We commute to computers
Spirits stay mute while you eagles spread rumors
We survivalists, turned to consumers
To get by...just to get by
Just to get by, just to get by
Ask Him why some people got to live in a trailer, cuss like asailor
I paint a picture with the pen like Norman Mailer
Me and Willa raised three daughters all by herself, with no help

Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Keynote Speaker
  • 2 Rush
  • 3 Get By
  • 4 Shock Body
  • 5 Gun Music
  • 6 Waitin' for the DJ
  • 7 Joy
  • 8 Talk to You (Lil Darlin')
  • 9 Guerrilla Monsoon Rap
  • 10 Put It in the Air
  • 11 The Proud
  • 12 Where Do We Go (dedicated to Weldon Irvine)
  • 13 Stand to the Side
  • 14 Good to You
  • 15 Won't You Stay


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
    writers: Nina Simone, Talib Kweli, Kanye West
    album: Track 3 in album Quality
    release date: 2002-11-18
    popularity : 55 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop
    styles: Conscious
    length: 3:47
    producer: Kanye West
    trumpet: Duane Eubanks
    guest: Kendra Ross and Abby Dobson

    Album Information

    label: Rawkus Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 008811304829
    script: Latin