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Be

I want to be as free as the spirits of those who left
I'm talking Malcom, Coltrane, my man Yusef
Through death through conception
New breath and resurrection
For moms, new steps in her direction
In the right way
Told inside is where the fight lay
And everything a nigga do may not be what he might say
Chicago nights stay, stay on the mind
But I write many lives and lay on these lines
Wave the signs of the times
Many say the grind's on the mind
Shorties blunted-eyed and everyone wonderin' where I'm
Bush pushing lies, killers immortalized
We got arms but won't reach for the skies
Waiting for the Lord to rise
I look into my daughter's eyes
And realize that I'ma learn through her
The Messiah, might even return through her
If I'ma do it, I gotta change the world through her
Furs and a Benz, gramps wantin 'em
Demons and old friends, pops they hauntin' him
The chosen one from the land of the frozen sun
When drunk nights get remembered more than sober ones
Walk like warriors, we were never told to run
Explored the world to return to where my soul begun
Never looking back or too far in front of me
The present is a gift
and I just wanna BE

 
Common Upcoming Events
Concert | 22 Oct 2014 buy tickets
Common with Yasiin Bey at Metro City (October 22, 2014) @ Perth, WA, Australia
Concert | 25 Oct 2014 buy tickets
Soulfest with D'Angelo, Maxwell, Common, and 6 more… at Riverstage (October 25, 2014) @ Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Concert | 26 Oct 2014 buy tickets
Soulfest with Maxwell, D'Angelo, Common, and 4 more… at Western Springs Stadium (October 26, 2014) @ Auckland, New Zealand
Concert | 02 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at The Ballroom at Warehouse Live (November 2, 2014) @ Houston, TX, US
Concert | 08 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at Roundhouse (November 8, 2014) @ London, UK
Concert | 09 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at O2 Academy Bristol (November 9, 2014) @ Bristol, UK
Concert | 11 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at Albert Hall (November 11, 2014) @ Manchester, UK
Concert | 12 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at O2 ABC (November 12, 2014) @ Glasgow, UK
Concert | 13 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at Tyrol (November 13, 2014) @ Stockholm, Sweden
Concert | 14 Nov 2014 buy tickets
Common at Store Vega (November 14, 2014) @ Copenhagen, Denmark
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