t.i.a. lyrics – k’naan

[spoken:]
i hope you got your p*ssports, and vaccine shots.

[verse 1:]
i take rappers on a field trip any day
they never been opposite real clip anyway
i know where all the looters and the shooters say
welcome to the city we call doomsday.

when n*gg*z is just fried chicken like tuesday
oh you from the hood huh, who say?
my nigerian n*gg*z would call you p*ssy
my somali n*gg*z are quick to grab the uzi

around here we only b*mping fela kuti
tupac, or bob marley, lucky dube.
so we don’t really give a f*ck about your groupies
this is africa, hooray.

t.i.a.
(hooray)
t.i.a.
(hooray)
t.i.a.
(hooray)
it means, this is africa
(hooray)

[hook]
you don’t know how hard it is here
the streets is tricky in these parts here
you don’t know how hard this is here
the streets need this sh*t here

you don’t know how hard it is here
the streets is tricky in these parts here
you don’t know how hard this is here
the streets need this sh*t here

[verse 2:]
i walk rappers through the killa woods any day
they never been opposite real goons anyway
i know all the tricky sticky icky alley ways
welcome to the continent of holidays (africa)

where holidays quickly turn to h*ll days
stars fall quicker than box of sh*ll case
no bill gates, no [?]
why you cats debating, acting and faking these days

i deliver what they need like milk crates
i learned from the deadly streets no regrets
and i wasn’t ever looking for street cred
but these streets bred me to be street safe

it’s no secret we know how to squeeze lead
but the pre-set is not to have to squeeze it
used to be at peace but now we using t-shirts
and it reads rip cause the peace dead

when i walk through the slums like (nomane?)
little children say k’naan (bumaye?)
the rap game just got itself a new day
this is africa, hooray.

t.i.a.
(hooray)
t.i.a.
(hooray)
t.i.a.
(hooray)
it means, this is africa

[hook:]
you don’t know how hard it is here
the streets is tricky in these parts here
you don’t know how hard this is here
the streets need this sh*t here

you don’t know how hard it is here
the streets is tricky in these parts here
you don’t know how hard this is here
the streets need this sh*t here

/ k naan lyrics