Dead Prez — Way Of Life lyrics

Guitar*plays and birds in the background [Verse*

]:What
you know about the running the, stretching The
katas the, weapons The
path the, journey The
jewels the, learning The
fear the, focus The
aches the, pains The
contact sparrin' the, breaks the, sprains The
trial and error the, ranks and, belts The
spiritual growth the, science of breath The
tests the, techniques The
forms the, stances The
flow the, rhythm the, internal answers The
herbs the, healing the, quiet meditation The
truths reveal through daily dedication The
love for the art the, sweat on your shirt The
mind the, body and, the spirit at work The
feelings of failure the, hope to succeed The
battles of questions like "Should I smoke weed "?[Verse

2 ]:The
water the, thirst The
cleansing the, blessings The
flash of insights the, teachings the, lessons The
grappling and locking trapping, and boxing The
training and slacking The
starting and stopping And
stayin' committed when, your homies ain't with it The
hours or practice after the class is finished The
cause of your ignorance flaws, in your discipline Broken
laws of nutrition and, poor conditionin The
vitamins and supplements Salves
and ointments The

kinships pull, joints in doctor appointments The
dues the, pads the, wraps the, gloves The
mouthpiece you left home the, taste of your own blood The
hunger the, blocks The
punches the, squats The
crunches the, example you set for the youngsters The
will the, skills to, kill or to heal The
separation between what's fake and what's real The
laws of physics The, class "comradery" The
vows of humility the, bow the, courtesy Ous.

Guitar

*plays (Sample)*

Self
defense doesn't mean you run and attack someone But
you do have the right to defend yourself by any means necessary If
you in that position to defend yourself (Ha )!
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Songwriters: LAVONNE ALFORD
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