Public Enemy - By the Time I Get to Arizona (The Moleman Mixx) Lyrics

release date: 2002-7-23
genres: Hip Hop
styles: Hardcore Hip-Hop/Conscious
length: 3:58
remixer: The Moleman
I'm countin' down to the day deservin'
Fittin' for a king
I'm waitin' for the time when I can
Get to Arizona
'Cause my money's spent on
The goddamn rent
Neither party is mine not the
Jackass or the elephant
twenty thousand nig niggy nigas in the corner
Of the cell block but they come
From California
Population none in the desert and sun
Wit' a gun cracker
Runnin' things under his thumb
Starin' hard at the postcards
Isn't it odd and unique?
Seein' people smile wild in the heat
120 degree
'Cause I want to be free
What's a smilin' fact
When the whole state's racist
Why want a holiday F--k it 'cause I want to
So what if I celebrate it standin' on a corner
I ain't drinkin' no 40
I B thinkin' time wit' a nine
Until we get some land
Call me the trigger man
Looki lookin' for the governor
Huh he ain't lovin' ya
But here to trouble ya
He's rubbin' ya wrong
Get the point come along

An he can get to the joint
I urinated on the state
While I was kickin' this song
Yeah, he appear to be fair
The cracker over there
He try to keep it yesteryear
The good ol' days
The same ol' ways
That kept us dyin'
Yes, you me myself and I'ndeed
What he need is a nosebleed
Read between the lines
Then you see the lie
Politically planned
But understand that's all she wrote
When we see the real side
That hide behind the vote
They can't understand why he the man
I'm singin' 'bout a king
They don't like it
When I decide to mike it
Wait I'm waitin' for the date
For the man who demands respect
'Cause he was great c'mon
I'm on the one mission
To get a politician
To honor or he's a gonner
By the time I get to Arizona

I got twenty five days to do it
If a wall in the sky
Just watch me go through it
'Cause I gotta do what I gotta do
PE number one
Gets the job done
When it's done and over
Was because I drove'er
through all the static
Not stick but automatic
That's the way it is
He gotta get his
Talin' MLK
Gonna find a way
Make the state pay
Lookin' for the day
Hard as it seems
This ain't no damn dream
Gotta know what I mean
It's team against team
Catch the light beam
So I pray
I pray everyday
I do and praise jah the maker
Lookin' for culture
I got but not here
From jah maker
Pushin' and shakin' the structure
Bringin' down the babylon
Hearin' the sucker
That make it hard for the brown
The hard Boulova
I need now
More than ever now
Who's sittin' on my freedah'
Opressor people beater
Piece of the pick
We picked a piece
Of land that we deservin' now
Reparation a piece of the nation
And damn he got the nerve
Another ***** they say and classify
We want too much
My peep plus the whole nine is mine
Don't think I even double dutch
Here's a brother my attitude hit 'em
Hang 'em high
Blowin' up the 90s started tickin' eighty six
When the blind get a mind
Better start and earn while we sing it
There will be the day we know those down and who will go

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need
  • 2 Revolverlution
  • 3 Miuzi Weighs a Ton (live San Francisco 1999-10-21)
  • 4 Put It Up
  • 5 Can a Woman Make a Man Lose His Mind?
  • 6 PESA #1
  • 7 Fight the Power (live Winterthur Switzerland 1992)
  • 8 By the Time I Get to Arizona (The Moleman Mixx)
  • 9 Post‐Concert Arizona Interview (U2 Zoo Tour)
  • 10 Son of a Bush
  • 11 54321… Boom
  • 12 Welcome to the Terrordome (live Winterthur Switzerland 1992)
  • 13 B Side Wins Again (Scattershot remix)
  • 14 Get Your Shit Together
  • 15 PESA #2
  • 16 Shut Em Down (The Functionist version)
  • 17 Now A'daze
  • 18 Public Enemy No. 1 (Jeronimo Punx Redu)
  • 19 The Making of Burn Hollywood Burn
  • 20 Gotta Give the Peeps What They Need (DJ Johnny Juice - Paris Revolverlutionary mix)
  • 21 What Good Is a Bomb