Talib kweli - Travelling light

I come from the god body era
I come from standing on street corners
Smoking blunts outta White Owls for 40s
Building and destroying about the suns and the planets and the moons and the stars
About the nature of man
About knowledge where some don't understand
And you had to show and prove, and you had to

Come on!
Yeah Chris, yeah, I like that right there, yeah!
Come on!
Kaytranada, classic

Waste these niggas, son
I gotta doctorate in rockin' it
We got it poppin, it's marvelous, nigga watch it
You follow a carbon copy of stoppin' to intervene
You're erroneous, these the phoniest rappers I've ever seen
When I take flight, I'm traveling light
Double of times, when I'm touring, exploring outside the genre
Illuminate, when I grabbin the mic
It's so bright it'll blind you
Yeah, I'm back with a friendly reminder
We're two ships that're passing in the night
But alas, you got to run into the iceberg, cracking this shit in half
Traveling light, not talking about packing a bag
First I get back in the lab
Then I hit the road, I be back in a flash
Barry Allen mixed with Harry Allen
My blood hot as volcanic rock formed of canary diamonds
To final Canary Isalnds
My rhymes inspired by environments that are very violent
I'm the voice of a generation that's very silent
I stick to my convictions like I've been indicted
All you niggas throwing me shade
You about to get enlightened

Travel light
Travel light
Traveling light
Travel light

You grinding to the sun up
Weather is cold murder
The powers have been cut up
Hopping over the hurdles
Just look at the stride
Life is heavy enough but you looked at me high
Huh, rather leave it behind
The legacy that you deal will be left or get down


Brooklyn is changing, and so am I
I see you on the other side
Travel light

I'm faster than the speed of sound
Smashing through these barriers
I'm blasting out your speakers now
Travel around the planet till I landin' where I'm needed now
We entertainers, they wouldn't call us leaders now
Whoa, extra baggage not in the plans
Shop when I land
Stop for the fans
Every airport from Okinawa to Osaka, Japan
Stop assuming I live in your time zone
Jet lag is my reality
The road is my home, I roam
Your downfall is you should probably get out more
I been planning out tours
With a band of outlaws
I'm packing my bags
Just marijuana and magazines
Wrapping the flag around a pistol to rep the black and the green
Never crashing the grill is mean
When I'm whipping machines
Dipping between
All these commuters, they moving slow like they sippin' the lean
Are they living the dream?
Get to they office and that computer's drifting off
Until they spit start to drip from the screen

Travel light
Travel light
Traveling light
Travel light

You grinding to the sun up
Weather is cold murder
The powers have been cut up
Hopping over the hurdles
Just look at the stride
Life is heavy enough but you looked at me high
Huh, rather leave it behind
The legacy that you deal will be left or get down

Brooklyn is changing, and so am I
I see you on the other side
Travel light

City of broken promises
My mission is reconnaissance
It's dangerous for anybody following
That's why I take biting as a compliment
It's proof of my dominance
It's the haters' way of congratulating me for my accomplishments
Well, I'm so atop of this demolishing all the Charlotters
To whisper in the ears of your congressmen
Shoving dollars in their pockets
The more we locked up, the more they profiting
They building empires like Ottoman
Now who you wanna face?
The sharks in the water or the snakes in the boat?
The lesser of two evils be fighting for fake votes
We walking through the valley of darkness, so stay close
See the light at the end of the tunnel to make a toast
Raise a glass to our glorious past
We the wave of the future
Never confusing protesters for looters
Silencing Radioheads and OK Computers
Travel to Mecca like Mansa Musa
So let's go (Yeah!)

Writers: TALIB KWELI GREENE , Brandon Paak Anderson , LOUIS KEVIN CELESTIN

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