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From Rags To Riches Lyrics

by Lisa Lopes

A quick story from rags to riches
comin to you from Supernova (AKA Left Eye)
give it to em, give it to em, give it to em (ha ha)

I'm goin, i'm goin from rags to riches (ha ha ha ha)
i'm goin, i'm goin from rags to riches (ha ha ha ha)

I started off as an army brat (atten-hut!)
seven months old class act
i was racing down the block
as a matter of fact
i could've been a Track Star (i guess i am)
i stacked bars
comin through your system in them phat cars (uh)
cross country isn't that far
it's like i'm in the race don't know who you cats are
see one day i fell from grace landed in this place
my innocence erased from talkin back to my momma's afce
like i was lost in space
without a trace cuttin class bein called Mrs. Fast Ass
getiin blasted with my dad got caught up in the flash
my Nana goin straight mad had to make the dash
saw a fella through the streets
who would give anything for cash
and anything to crash in anybody's path
if everything i had
look at what i could grab (check it)
and it was just a bunch of niggas

[Chorus]
I'm goin from rags to riches
from rags to riches
i'm goin from rags to riches
i bet you imma be the richest
i'm goin from rags to riches
from rags to riches
i'm goin from rags to riches
i bet you imma be the richest
(repeat)

Ding ding the bell ring landlord causin a scene
mama diggin for her green last dolla (dolla bill)
to pay for the phone bill, electric bill, water bill
how you feel when you make a mill?
and move your mama to a house on the hill
with picture framed TV's on the wall
hard and i'm pissed when she wanna brawl
a cell phone for when she wanna call
she ballin out of control
with her own bank roll i got her back though
one for the money and two for the show
mama floors stayin clean 600 green outside
showin them the many ways that God provides in life
or who can see the bigger picture
and tell a story from goin dead broke to gettin richer
knowin i'm gettin with you in this paper chase
rags to riches all up in your face

[Chorus]

I rememeber sellin weed
can't believe i poisonin my folk
now i let my throat be the antidote
always kept my hopes high
now mama don't cry cuz i'll be close by
with the most high i was playin Robin Hood (in the hood)
little Red Riding Hood
til the barrel pointed where i stood (yeah i stood)
but walked away like i was absolutely positively sure i could
attitude on drugs
a few dollars in the bucket
and scheming steady dreaming
for a chance to make some duckets
caused a little ruckus on the sideline
from the alley way to Cali on the Grammy day
went from disarray to maybe maybe maybe
ran away from the sickness with a quickness
and went from rags to riches

[Chorus]

I'm lovin everybody that's tryin to get it from rags to riches
from nuttin to sumthin (ha ha right)
you know what i'm sayin
i'm nuttin but a quickie story from rags to riches
to all my mournin ghetto superstars out there
much love!
i'm backin everybody east coast, west coast, the midwest
everything you know what i'm sayin it's all hip hop
much love!

We came from rags and went to riches
and the ones that's still messin with them rags
you know what i'm sayin
keep your head up (know what i'm sayin)
somethin bound to happen
for sure though...




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Daddy Yankee
Y me gusta tanto cuando se pega pega
Y me guaya guaya
Y se pega pega
Cuando le sueltan el dembow
Dembow bow bow
Papoose
So before leavin', yo it's a wise man I'm repeatin'
Two wrongs don't make a right, I believe in it makes a even
Paul Hardcastle
In 1965 Vietnam seemed like just another foreign war but it wasn't
It was different in many ways, as so were tose that did the fighting
In World War II the average age of the combat soldier was 26
In Vietnam he was 19
In-in-in Vietnam he was 19

The shooting and fighting of the past two weeks continued today
25 miles west of Saigon
I really wasn't sure what was going on

Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

In Vietnam the combat soldier typically served
A twelve month tour of duty
But was exposed to hostile fire almost everyday
Ni-ni-ni 19, Ni-ni-ni 19

Hundreds of thousands of men who saw heavy combat
In Vietnam were arrested since discharge
Their arrest rate is almost twice that of non-veterans of the same age
There are no accurate figures of how many of these men
Have been incarcerated

But a Veterans Administration study
Concludes that the greater of vets
Exposure to combat could more likely affect his chances
Of being arrested or convicted

This is one legacy of the Vietnam War

All those who remember the war
They won't forget what they've seen
Destruction of men in their prime
Whose average was 19

De-de-destruction
De-de-destruction
War, war

De-de-destruction, wa, wa, war, wa, war, war
De-de-destruction
War, war

After World War II the men came home together on troop ships
But the Vietnam vet often arrived home within 48 hours of jungle combat
Perhaps the most dramatic difference between
World War II and Vietnam was coming home
None of them received a hero's welcome

None of them received a heroes welcome, none of them, none of them
Ne-ne-ne, ne-ne-ne, none of them, none of them, none of them
None of them received a hero's welcome
None of them received a hero's welcome

According to a Veteran's Administration study
Half of the Vietnam combat veterans suffered from what
Psychiatrists call
Post-Traumatic-Stress-Disorder

Many vets complain of alienation, rage or guilt
Some succumb to suicidal thoughts
Eight to ten years after coming home
Almost eight hundred thousand men are still fighting the Vietnam War

De-de-destruction
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni19 19
19, 19, 19, 19
Ni-ni-ni 19, 19, ni-19 19
19, 19, 19, 19

When we came back it was different, everybody wants to know
"How'd it happened to those guys over there?
There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
We did what we had to do

There's gotta be something wrong somewhere
People wanted us to be ashamed of what it made us
Dad had no idea what he went to fight and he is now
All we want to do is come home

All we want to do is come home
What did we do it for?
All we want to do is come home
Was it worth it
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
Cristina Vee
I've done everything I canAll the people that I see I will never understandIf I find a way to change, if I step into the lightThen I'll never be the same, and it all will fade to whiteEver on and on I continue circlingWith nothing but my hate in a carousel of agony
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