LyricsBLACK PARADE

Beyoncé

Last update on: June 26, 2020
#together against coronavirus

Ah I'm goin' back to the South

I'm goin' back, back, back, back Where my roots ain't watered down Growin', growin' like a Baobab tree Of life on fertile ground, ancestors put me on game Ankh charm on gold chains, with my Oshun energy, oh Drip all on me, woo, Ankh or the Dashiki print Hol' up, don't I smell like such a nag champa incense? Yeah, pure ice (Ice), ice (Ice), buss down Uh, flooded (Flooded), flooded (Flooded), on my wrist, out Ooh, goin' up, goin' up, motherland, motherland drip on me Ooh, melanin, melanin, my drip is skin deep, like Ooh, motherland, motherland, motherland, motherland drip on me Yeah, I can't forget my history is her-story, yeah Being black maybe that's the reason why they always mad Yeah, they always mad, yeah Been past 'em, I know that's the reason why they all big mad And they always have been Honey, come around my way, around my hive Whenever mama say so, mama say Here I come on my throne, sittin' high Follow my parade, oh, my parade Talkin' slick to my folk (My folk), nip that lip like lipo (Lipo) You hear them swarmin', right? Bees is known to bite Now here we come on our thrones, sittin' high Follow my parade, oh, my parade Yeah, yeah, I'm for us, all black All chrome (Yeah), black-owned (Yeah) Black tints (Yeah), matte black (Yeah, yeah) Roll by, my window down, let 'em see who in it Crack a big smile (Ding) Go figure, me and Jigga, fifty 'leven children They like, "Chick, how?" I charge my crystals in a full moon You could send them missiles, I'ma send my goons Baby sister reppin' Yemaya (Yemaya) Trust me, they gon' need an army (Ah) Rubber bullets bouncin' off me (Ah) Made a picket sign off your picket fence (Ah) Take it as a warning (Ah, ah) Waist beads from Yoruba (Woo) Four hunnid billi', Mansa Musa (Woo) Stroll line to the barbeque Put us any-damn-where, we gon' make it look cute Pandemic fly on the runway, in my hazmat Judgin', runnin' through the house to my art, all black Ancestors on the wall, let the ghosts chit-chat (Ancestors on the wall, let the ghosts chit-chat) Hold my hands, we gon' pray together Lay down, face down in the gravel Woo, wearin' all attire white to the funeral Black love, we gon' stay together Curtis Mayfield on the speaker (Woo) Lil' Malcolm, Martin mixed with mama Tina (Woo) Need another march, lemme call Tamika (Woo) Need peace and reparation for my people (Woo) Fuck these laid edges, I'ma let it shrivel up (Shrivel up) Fuck this fade and waves I'ma let it dread all up (Dread all up) Put your fists up in the air, show black love (Show black love) Motherland drip on me, motherland, motherland drip on me Honey, come around my way, around my hive Whenever mama say so, mama say Here I come on my throne, sittin' high Follow my parade, oh, my parade Talkin' slick to my folk (My folk), nip that lip like lipo (Lipo) Hear 'em swarmin', right? (Zz) Bees is known to bite (Zz, zz) Now here we come on our thrones, sittin' high Follow my parade, oh, my parade We got rhythm (We got rhythm) We got pride (We got pride) We birth kings (We birth kings) We birth tribes (We birth tribes) Holy river (Holy river) Holy tongue (Holy tongue) Speak the glory (Speak the glory) Feel the love (Feel the love) Motherland, motherland drip on me, hey, hey Motherland, motherland drip on me, hey, hey, hey I can't forget my history, it's her-story Motherland drip on me, motherland, motherland drip on me Honey, come around my way, around my hive (My) Whenever mama say so (Hey), mama say (Hey, hey) Here I come on my throne, sittin' high (High) Follow my parade, oh, my parade (Hey, hey, hey) Talkin' slick to my folk (My folk), nip that lip like lipo (Lipo) Hear 'em swarmin', right? (Zz) Bees is known to bite (Zz, zz) Now here we come on our thrones, sittin' high Follow my parade, oh, black parade

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