Artist: Guru
Song Title: Looking Through Darkness
[Guru]
You know sometimes I be lookin' through the darkness
Tryin' to find the light
Tryin' to do what's right with all my might

[Mica Paris] (Guru)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Yeah, I'm lookin', lookin' at you)
Lookin' through the darkness
(I see you lookin' at me; whatcha want to do?)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Here we go; take a walk with me)
(Lookin' through the darkness
Check it out now, now, now, now, now, now)

[Guru]
Now, as I peer through the window of gloom, and everyday living
And all the hardships one faces to make you give in
I dig more intensely, finding greater strength
A lot of heads is empty
I've got a greater rank
Than emcees not aware of situations
That'll force one to understand true stipulations
Thou shalt not bite
Thou shalt not front
Fake it if you want, but for the battles I've come, 'cause I'm...

[Mica Paris] (Guru)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Yeah, I'm lookin' out, lookin' at you)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Lookin' at me; my style is free; do you want to be?)

[Guru]
For me this rap life is real life
I don't have to create some false image to make the crowd get hyped
Too many children get the wrong message from clowns that walk around
Hopelessly lost, thinkin' that they're the boss
They're in a daze, while dope emcees don't get the front page
Me - I try to channel my rage
As I travel through the city regularly
Turning the anger and frustration straight into energy
Yes, you will remember me as the brother who cared
To dare to step up, with his soul bared
But never fearing 'cause I've got instructions
From Him, to go and fight the corruption, so I'm...

[Mica Paris] (Guru)
Lookin' through the darkness
(I've got to look through it, try to, try to find the light)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Uh, maintainin')

[Guru]
My granddaddy always told me to keep the light shining
So as my mic illuminates, you can feel the state that I'm in
Thoroughly immersed in a verse; way more than hardcore
I endure 'cause in myself I'm secure
Delivering syllables and selections with profound perfection
Comin' back like the resurrection
In this session, I'm professin', that those who don't
Hear and understand, never loved me, and so I planned
To take a stand, as one who is firmly focused
Plus I'm mad worthy with words
I rock from East New York all the way to the suburbs
The lightkeeper, knowledge seeker
I switch the stress that's on my mind
Into the voice that rocks your speaker
And I get deeper than the ocean when I'm...

[Mica Paris] (Guru)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Yeah, I'm lookin' through it)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Ain't nothing to it but to do it
Gotta freak it, now let me freak it; check it out)
Lookin' through the darkness
(All my life)
(Lookin' through the darkness
Yeah, ohh yeah)

[Guru]
Yo, I'm so ill, I go ill, when beats with jazz
Fill my need to express myself; like the blues, I can't lose
Weak emcees - they're seekin' refuge
From my barrage; there's no rescue
Then I look through the madness, finding sanity
I'm crazy alert; I never swim in vanity
I do this rap stuff every year
Aiyyo, peace to my fam, especially my man, Premier, as I'm...

[Mica Paris] (Guru)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Yeah, lookin' out to the wilderness)
Lookin' through the darkness
(The jungle, uhh; everybody's got to rumble)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Lookin' through the darkness)

[Mica Paris] (Guru)
Lookin' through the darkness
Lookin' through the darkness
(Got to find my way; doin' my own thing)
Lookin' through the darkness
(Walkin' through the darkness)
Got to find a way
Got to get, got to get it on
(Can you see the light?)
Got to get, got to get, got to get it on
(Peace aight)
Lookin' through the darkness
Lookin' through the darkness
Got to get, got to get, I've got to get it on
Lookin' through the darkness
Got to get, got to get, I've got to get it on
Got to get, got to get, I've got to get it on

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