LyricsMy Culture (Later With Jools…

Maxi Jazz

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I'm the sum total of my ancestors I carry their DNA We are representatives of A long line of people And we carry them around everywhere This long line of people That goes back to the beginning of time And when we meet, they meet Other lines of people And we say Bring together the lines of me When I look back over the years At the things that brought tears to my eyes Papa said we have to be wise to live long lives Now I recognise what my father said before he dies Vocalize things I've left unsaid Left my spirit unfed for too long I'm coming home to my family Where I can be strong Be who I plan to be Within me my ancestory Givin' me continuity Would it be remiss to continue in this way? Would you rather I quit? Come with that other shit? Making people's hips sway? Lip service I pay, but I'm nervous I pray for all the mothers who get no sleep Like a lifeline I write rhymes 'Cause my compassion is deep For the people who fashioned me My soul to keep And this is who I happen to be And if I don't see that I'm strong Then I won't be This is what my Daddy told me I wish he would've hold me A little more than he did But he taught me my culture And how to live positive I never wanna shame The blood in my veins And bring pain to my Sweet grandfather's face In his resting place I made haste to learn and not waste Everything my forefathers earned in tears For my culture Fall back again Crawl from the warm water (For my culture) Water to air You're on your feet again Your feet again Hello, dad Remember me? I'm the man you thought I'd never be I'm the boy who you Reduced to tears Dad, I'd been lonely for 27 years Yeah, that's right My name's Rob I'm the one who landed the popstar's job I'm the one who you told "Look, don't touch," I'm the kid who wouldn't amount to much I believe in the sense of sight and sound I've always been too loud. Won't you help me drown it out? And what I feel What I'm feeling is surreal I'm a massive spinning wheel Always digging in my heel Now I've got the faith to... Fall back again Crawl from the warm water Water to air You're on your feet again Your feet again Ha, lace up your booty Going back to your roots Speaking to my ghetto youths Freak freakin' for loot And nice things Better check what your future brings It's now and your forefather's Further know-how Go now into the world without hatred Use your head If the needle is wise Be the thread And weave ancestral wisdom Yours by birth Spreading the Lord's word Over this broad Earth This is what my daddy told me I wished he'd hold me A little more than he did But he taught me my culture And how to live positive I never wanna shame the Blood in my veins And bring pain to my Sweet grandfather's face In his resting place I made haste to learn and not waste Everything my forefathers earned in tears For my culture Fall back again Crawl from the warm water Water to air You're on your feet again Your feet again (For my culture) Fall back again Crawl from the warm water Water to air You're on your feet again Your feet again (For my culture)

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