lighters up lyrics – lil’ kim

[verse 1]
i come from bed-stuy, n*gg*s either do or they gon’ die
gotta keep the ratchet close by
someone murdered, n*body seen, n*body heard it
just another funeral service
n*gg*s will get at you, come through shinin’ they yap you
in broad day light kidnap you
feds get clapped too, police stay on us like tattoos
n*gg*s only grind cause we have to
money is power, sling crack, weed and powder
fiends come through every hour
s’all about that dollar and we nuh deal with cowards
weak lambs get devoured by the lion
in the concrete jungle, the strong stand and rumble
the weak fold and crumble, it’s the land of trouble
brooklyn, home of the greatest rappers
big comes first, then the queen comes after

[chorus]
now put ya lighters up
bed stuy put ya lighters up
new york put ya lighters up
dc keep puttin’ ya lighters up
philadelphia put ya lighters up
detroit put ya lighters up
chi-town keep puttin’ dem lighters up
no matter where you from put ya lighters up

[verse 2]
now lemme give you a walk through
show ya what to do and ya don’t do
where it’s not safe to go to
dem boys approach you
better say quick who you close to
don’t come through if n*gg*s don’t know you
cuz people is talkin’, the streets is watchin’
the thieves is lurkin’ stash da nine in the garbage
the life of a hustla, the life of a gambler
dice games kill’ mo’ n*gg*s than cancer
ya know who ya f*ck with
brooklyn don’t run we run sh*t
roll up and just b*m rush sh*t
we don’t play that out in bk not at all
4 pound leave ya face on the wall
rip in memory of
never show thy enemies love
we get it on where we live
better have a p*ss when you cross that bridge

[chorus]
welcome to brooklyn put ya lighters up
la put ya lighters up
va put ya lighters up
texas keep puttin’ ya lighters up
new orleans put ya lighters up
st louis put ya lighters up
atl keep puttin’ dem lighters up
no matter where you from put ya lighters up

[bridge]
d*mn homie i’m so to’
i don’t think i’m ever gon’ smoke no mo’
and i don’t think i’m ever gon’ drink no mo’
but f*ck it, bartender you can gimmie one mo’
(we in the club like) d*mn homie i’m so to’
(lightin’ the dutch like) i don’t think i’m ever gon’ smoke no mo’
(p*ssin’ the cup like) and i don’t think i’m ever gon’ drink no mo’
(back at the bar like) but f*ck it baretender, you can gimmie one mo’

[verse 3]
see big done told you
i’m the hottest b*tch on the planet
biggest s*x symbol since janet
the zanotti bandit
layin’ in the cut like a bandage
come through fulton st. in a vanquish
doin’ dem damage
and if you don’t understand it
then lemme give it to you in spanish
soy la senorita mas linda del barrio
y lo hago afuera del esp*cio
still over in brazil sippin’ mascoto
you must have forgot though
so, i’ma take it back to the block yo
put u on to how we rock yo
some are boostin 12 year olds prost*tutin’
hitmen hired for execution there’s no solution
n*gg*s still p*ss in the hallways
fiends get high in ’em all day
the yute, dem bang at the cops off the roof
you don’t know my town is the truth

[chorus]
welcome to brooklyn now put ya lighters up
new jersey put ya lighters up boston put ya lighters up
b’more keep puttin’ ya lighters up
miami put ya lighters up
puerto rico put ya lighters up
kingston, jamaica keep putting them lighters up
no matter where you from put ya lighters up

[bridge]
d*mn homie i’m so to’
i don’t think i’m ever gon’ smoke no mo’
and i don’t think i’m ever gon’ drink no mo’
but f*ck it, bartender you can gimmie one mo’
(we in the club like) d*mn homie i’m so to’
(lightin’ the dutch like) i don’t think i’m ever gon’ smoke no mo’
(p*ssin’ the cup like) and i don’t think i’m ever gon’ drink no mo’
(back at the bar like) but f*ck it baretender, you can gimmie one mo’

/ lil kim lyrics