family business lyrics – fugees

omega]
where i was born, nothing is promised
my life is filled with less hope than the
prophecies of nostradamus omega marks the ending
of predictability, birth of agility who will it
be to test me and expose their futility. iron
like a lion from zion stop tryin’ so hard, i
think i smell your brain cells fryin’. the
family’s behind you if you’re worthy philosophies
developed deep in the back streets of dirty
jersey troops with scully hats and timberland
boots no more break-dancing for loot.
n*gg*s hustle and shoot
in the garden state, it grows stink weeds and
criminals government funds are minimal
oppression’s subliminal

[clef]
these days its hard for we to find peace of mind
between insanity and sanity there lies a thin
line.
some dwell in hotels with jezebels
a stone age and fall a victim to the plague
unclean bad dreams of wyclef being a fiend,
one last kiss from my sweet serpentine
eliminate then break,
navigate to rejuvenate thoughts of suicide with
my nickel plate. reconcilation came from my
enemy-friend
who said family don’t bend
we stay silent till the end.
now who would think that your best friend
would be your worst enemy and your enemy your
best friend. stare into the air inspiration from
the atmosphere i think of old ghosts, that ain’t
even here. like alex haley take notes on this
biography
my family tree consists of street refugees.
a ghetto land, where we talk slang
stolen cars bang, like my chitty bang-bang
sh-bang
for the heads, we ain’t sellin’ cocaine today
so refrain and let my family reign okay
[omega]: chorus
just walkin’ the streets death can take you away
it’s never guaranteed that you’ll see the next
day
at night the evil armies of shaton don’t play
so defend the family that’s the code to obey

[clef]
but if i fall asleep and death takes me away
don’t be surprised son, i wasn’t put here to stay
at night the evil armies of shaton don’t play
so the family sticks together and we never betray
[clef]
nah f*ck that
fifty-two pick up, no cops around
fifty-two thousand in cash, i don’t want no
savings bonds have the money ready, i smell
something fishy
your wife’s in my custody
one false move and you’ll find her body in the
sea.
that’s the voice of the kid, that’s the kidnapper
i do my work and then i catch my ticket to
jamaica.
meet me in the alley, make sure you bring the
money
this ain’t the seventies i’m far from a jive
turkey

[lauryn]
my circle it can’t be broken
open, cut-throatin’, provokin’
record promotin, tokens chokin’ on they words
like smoke and. cause we soft spoken, doesn’t
mean that we’ve forgotten your bootie smells
rotten and one day you will be gotten see joker’s
is scatter-brained, their focus is unrestrained
my army is trained, you never find us beefin’ in
vain. cause i’ve seen fire and i’ve seen rain you
claim fame, while modest n*gg*s remain. i can
judge a character like ito judge a verdict and if
you bringin’ threats i give you s*x if i ain’t
heard it.
see poppin’ sh*t’s about your att*tude and how
you word it i’ve seen the biggest n*gg*s on the
block get murdered and they deserverd it
or so the beast said when they served it?
that sh*t is nervous
so what’s my purpose?
family, we must preserve it.
your number’s retired
i hope you like the h*ll fires
you’ll be screamin’ murder she wrote like chaka
demus and pliars.

[omega]: chorus
just walkin’ the streets death can take you away
it’s never guaranteed that you’ll see the next
day
at night the evil armies of shaton don’t play
so defend the family that’s the code to obey

[lauryn]
if i should fall asleep and death takes me away
don’t be surprised son, i wasn’t put here to stay
at night the evil armies of shaton don’t play
so the family stick together and we never betray.
[forte]
we used to jump rope,
but now we gun hope
bustin’ shots off of project roof tops
sending signals with the blunt smoke.
ock, don’t talk a lot if you can’t hold it in
lock
if you think lips sink ships,
imagine full glock clips.
i hold a gl*ss of remy martin
gettin’ milks by the carton
extortin’ the light weights for thinkin’ they
important the night pays and heavenly ways
ain’t nothin’ free ah
knowledge of your family and steppin’ to your
b.i.
you see i, stay on top of s*** like a fly
my n*gg*s reach when they got beef
then jet down to south beach
yo mouthpiece is yappin’
i hear it in your rap and
my family is thick so that bulls** could never
happen.

[clef]: chorus
just walkin’ the streets death can take you away
it’s never guaranteed that you’ll see the next
day
at night the evil armies of shaton don’t play
so defend the family that’s the code to obey

[lauryn]
if i should fall asleep and death takes me away
don’t be surprised son, i wasn’t put here to stay
at night the evil armies of satan don’t play
so the family stick together and we never betray

/ fugees lyrics