The Root

Magna Carda

The Root

Title The Root
Album Cirqlation
Year 2016
Notes lawson@roynet.com / Publishing: 75%
Vocals Mixed
Lyrics

Everybody come from somewhere or maybe nowhere
The place you wake from
The place we ain’t from
That makes us scared
The projects, or overseas
The trailer parks
The poverty line, the place where ain’t no art on the walls
Just pictures of jesus and civil rights leaders or confederate flags and elvis
Observe
From the plastic covered seating
There’s struggling mothers
Young brothers turn-into-fathers and
Troublesome cousins that we hang out with that sinks us farther
Cause troubles in numbers
And we can’t help it that’s where we from
And we ain’t good educational systems to teach us
Instead we see who we are not and think they are beneath us
Cause he carry a heater, she got her college degree or,
Cause the sweetest love done knocked you up and he don’t want to keep her
We all living different for a reason
We come from the root, the root, the root, the root

Where you from
Who you know
How you know ‘em
Where you going
What’s life coming from the bottom at the root
Trying to rise up and grow to something from my truth

Strong roots’ll make your tree grow old (2x)
Strong roots’ll make ya (2x)
Strong roots’ll make your tree grown old

Everybody come from nowhere to maybe somewhere
And going back to where we come from
Sometimes, makes us scared
Double checking funds to secure we got enough bread
To look good, to eat good and do better than we once did
Just trying to make ends meet each other
When we’ve got nothing
The root a lil stronger
Spirits higher when we got comfort
No comforter for the bed but we sleeping to dream for something
What you say the kid
That only get meals from his school lunches
Coming from different corners
Brought up by broken daughters
Cross the waters to the suburbs
You really see some lost ones
Wandering from the truth
But look what our roots taught us
Stay grounded in my childhood house cause home is where the heart is
The start of us all, when we fall, we fall the hardest
We fall beneath us
To the beginning and with reason
It’s the root, the root, the root, the root

Where you from
Who you know
How you know ‘em
Where you going
What’s life coming from the bottom at the root
Trying to rise up and grow to something from my truth

Strong roots’ll make your tree grow old (2x)
Strong roots’ll make ya (2x)
Strong roots’ll make your tree grown old

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