Whos Gonna Take the Weight? Lyrics by Gang Starr

  • Album Release Date: 1991
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Knowledge is power, and knowledge can be the difference between life or death
You should know the truth and the truth shall set you free

[Verse 1]
I was raised like a Muslim, prayin’ to the East
Nature of my life relates rhymes I release like a cannon
‘Cause I been plannin’ to be rammin’ what I wrote
Straight on a plate down your throat
So digest as I suggest, we take a good look
At who’s who while I’m readin’ from my good book
And let’s dig into every nook and every cranny
Set your mind free as I slam these thoughts
And just like a jammy goes bow
You’re gonna see what I’m sayin’ now
You can’t be sleepin’, ’cause things are gettin’ crazy
You better stop being lazy
There’s many people frontin’, and many brothers droppin’
All because of dumb things, let me tell you somethin’
I’ve been through so much that I’m such
A maniac, but I still act out of faith
That we can get the shit together so I break
On fools with no rhymes skills messin’ up the flow
And people with no sense who be movin’ much too slow
And so, you will know the meaning of the Gang Starr
Guru with the mic and Premier raise the anchor
Swiftly, as we embark on a journey
I had to get an attorney
I needed someone to defend my position
Decisions I made, ’cause now it’s time to get paid
And ladies, these rhymes are like the keys to a dope car
Maybe a Lexus or a Jaguar
Still, all of that is just material
So won’t you dig the scenario
And just imagine if each one is teachin’ one
We’ll come together so that we become
A strong force, then we can stay on course
Find your direction through introspection
And for my people out there I got a question
Can we be the sole controllers of our fate?
Now who’s gonna take the weight?
[Hook: Cuts by DJ Premier]
You can’t handle the whole weight

[Verse 2]
The weight of the world is heavy on my mind
So as my feelings unwind I find
That some try to be down just ’cause it’s trendy
Others fall victim to envy
But I’ll take the road less traveled
So I can see all my hopes and my dreams unravel
Relievin’ your stress, expressin’ my interest
In the situation that you’re facin’
That’s why I’m down with the Nation
Spirituality supports reality
We gotta fight with the right mentality
So we can gain what is rightfully ours
This is the meaning of the chain and the star
Land is power, so gimme forty acres
Let’s see how far I can take ya
Original invincible, that’s how I’m lookin’ at it
I use my rhymes like a Glock automatic
Any means necessary, I’m goin’ all out
Before the rains bring the nuclear fallout
So let me ask you, is it too late?
Ayo, who’s gonna take the weight?
[Hook: Cuts by DJ Premier]
You can’t handle the whole weight

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