Inspectah Deck


[chorus: sample (inspectah deck)]
the power of god's in you (show and prove)
the power of god's in you (show and prove)
the power of god's in you (show and prove)
true the time has come through
chose the few must show and prove
[intro: inspectah deck *in the the background of the chorus*]
yea this is the power true power
showin and provin
[inspectah deck]
i once asked god to forgive for my sins
bent on my knees pleadin to be heavenly cleansed
said the holy ghost changed the ways and actions of men
when i stood, i felt the same as if i just walked in
i was twelve at the time, held nines, held mines
a frail mind, criminal thoughts well-designed
then the older gods put me on, on how to rock this
maintain, 360, lord and live prosperous
his jewel was priceless, keep the cypher righteous
bare in mind, god, some of your own won't like this
i'm mentally scarred, recooperatin from abrasure
fooled by interpretations made from a traitor
it's in my nature, i was taught, that's the first law
obtain the food, clothin and the shelter that i search for
the fire in my eyes is hot as earth's core
what hurts more, the fact that we still dirt poor
in hard times force crimes out of honest man
and most fiend to see the so-called promised land
sun of man, knowledge, wisdom and understand
that it's time to take matters in our own hands
[inspectah deck]
the wicked ways of the world can't escape sin
i'm facin masses gun on the plantation
seen source from home yet i'm still caved in
cuz 9000 miles is such a long way to swim
and many die tryin to survive the next mile
famillies was raised as slaves and exiled
i learned it as a child, knowledge be the key
to unlock your brain and set your mindstate free
it's true, the times come through, chose the few
show and prove, the power of god's in you
or remain a savage in pursuit of happiness
who lacks jewels, love and peace completes the package
the fact is five out a hundred know the truth
the wisdom might blow the roof when shown and proved
[inspectah deck]
through the course of time, we was dumb, deaf and blind
now we on the incline, build with one mind
came a long way, but, yo, we still far behind
so, uplift the mind, god, rise and shine
i speak to the black-bellied yellow seeds
my fellow breed all races, colors and creeds
search for the knowledge, use science and math
and be queens and kings like the centuries past
the devil tried to fool my people, said we was equal
but i believe him when my culture sees freedom
you beat 'em with the positive thoughts, you don't need em
leave him in the dirt, let the blood suckers see him
[chorus to fade]