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Tennessee Purchase (feat. Tension Relief & Miss Joyce)

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Mista Tension Relieva: (Intro)

(Yeah, Take a look around.
It's me in the flesh; It's beautiful baby, truly beautiful.
Its Tension Relief. Keep ya head up baby, you should be proud to be black
Like this)

Mista Tension Relieva: (Verse 1)

Uh! Take a look around town,
tell me what you see
Not a damn thang my nigga,
You must be living on the East.
That's how it be's,
Tornado came through
and blew it down,
They aint rebuilt shit,
It's evident
They'd rather boot us up out of town, Uh!
And you would have to be blind not to see,
the petty way black folks is getting treated.
Neighborhoods I used to call my home,
looking like everything gone fall to pieces.
Everyday I ride around town
with my windows half down,
peeking out from a cloud,
peeping out how they spreading us out,
Section 8 vouchers.
What I'm talking about is that community pride and that nostalgic feeling,
It's been damn near ten years,
when the hell these folks
is gone start rebuilding?
It's evident
they ain't even trying to bring
Merry Lane Court back,
or P.V.C.,
or that neighborhood
that's across the tracks, Uh.
They send you out,
way out,
come back and reclaim,
all this land our family
used to give their heart and their soul to retain.
Peep game,
because that was back when black
was beautiful,
just wait and see,
we move away
then they'll rebuild this hole.

Miss Joyce: (Chorus)

I sometimes wonder
Why did children have to cry
Instead of being able to shine

Some weathered truth got thrown away
But lies can't cover up the pain
I see reality in my face

So what am I supposed to do
Solutions are left up to you
You close your eyes
And turn away

Generations died that day
But you want everything your way
And you still refuse to say...

Da Grym Reefer: (Verse 2)

As Mista Tension mentioned
How our hood got "gone in the wind"
No re-write
Just gone like "The End"

Some lost fam
Some lost friends
Some lost it all
But the hood ain't been the same since

East side, West side,
North side, South side,
The white folks running this

Running us out the hood
Saying we living too good
But ain't that about a bitch?

The world had, looked,
Stopped and seen,
Us going through our own Katrina

Bush flew over in the sky
So high
That he could hardy see us

....And though I got touched
I didn't get shit from FEMA

We were homeless
Think I'm joking?
I come from the land of the broken
Homes
Where the crack heads roam

Have the nerve to try to build some
Hundred thousand dollar homes
In my hood
Where at best
If we could
Maybe get a loan for
Twenty-five G's

So you've got kids to feed
You gonna work to death
Or you gonna cop some keys

Capitalists
Capitalizing on our catastrophes

But you say America's fucked up
They say you're speaking blasphemy

But I ain't naive enough
To think
"My country 'tis of thee"
For a second
For a moment
Could really give a shit for me
(Nigga please)

Miss Joyce: (Chorus)

I sometimes wonder
Why did children have to cry
Instead of being able to shine

Some weathered truth got thrown away
But lies can't cover up the pain
I see reality in my face

So what am I supposed to do
Solutions are left up to you
You close your eyes
And turn away

Generations died that daaaaaaaay
you still refuuuuse to saaaaay...
(One daaaay).....

credits

from The Sum of All Fears (Deluxe Edition), released September 11, 2012
Written by O. Hemans, T. Clark, J. Howard,
Performed by Tension Relief, Miss Joyce
& Da Grym Reefer
Produced by Da Grym Reefer
Published by BMI Publishing 2012
All rights reserved

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Da Grym Reefer Jackson, Tennessee

Da Grym Reefer officially started his career using the moniker Renaissance featuring on Dr. Gigglez 1st compilation “Roastin N Toastin Vol. 1”, released in 2002.
He recorded his first solo song, a song titled “Frigid”. This song opened doors to feature on future releases by the young independent label headed by Dr. Gigglez, known as Jacktown Records, commemorating their home town Jackson, TN.
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