Common, DJ Soul State To State cover

State To State
by & DJ Soul
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
November 9, 2004
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Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
featuring Common Dug Infinite
Verse 2
Verse 3
"We skate on suckers who perpetrate
Verse 4
And lay down law from state to state" > Run D.M.C.
Verse 5
(repeat 4X)
Verse 6
Verse 7
Check it out one time
Verse 8
"We skate on suckers who perpetrate..."
Verse 9
State to state state to state
Verse 10
Verse 11
[Dug Infinite]
Verse 12
Now you got to tell me right now is you man or meese?
Verse 13
Is it man or beast cause I plan to release
Verse 14
the rent essentials what's my name, confidential
Verse 15
Na nah don't tell a soul but I sold my credentials
Verse 16
Skipper off my team, everybody Top Gun
Verse 17
Fortify the army, you can't beat us with a pop gun
Verse 18
I stop one allowed with one thought on my mind
Verse 19
Number ten is a hero take that one and make him zero
Verse 20
That's law, word to Shapiro, Infinite's a colonel
Verse 21
Now put that in your journal better yet in your eternal
Verse 22
We heavy like a sledgehammer, with Know the Ledge grammar
Verse 23
A bad mamma jamma all the way to Alabama
Verse 24
Chi-Town, where we don't fight over coasts
Verse 25
Cause the one that's in the middle is the one that see the most
Verse 26
No time for that (word) we burn cells, no time for fat
Verse 27
Let's say you like brain cells, we like state to state
Verse 28
Verse 29
"We skate on suckers who perpetrate
Verse 30
And lay down law from state to state" --> Run-D.M.C.
Verse 31
(repeat 3.5X)
Verse 32
Verse 33
[Common]
Verse 34
I, gain... ground
Verse 35
Through my, pain... I came to bring it
Verse 36
I brought it, to the forefront, work in the back
Verse 37
Beauty Shop with the storefront
Verse 38
Hyde Park beeper chicks with the hardcore cunts
Verse 39
Didn't grow up ghetto where I'm tryin to get to is the same as you
Verse 40
I ain't a player, but I'm in the game with you
Verse 41
It's people in my city, that's just as lame as you
Verse 42
Laid the framework now at the door my name work
Verse 43
Free drinks attention paid, that's how the game work
Verse 44
My flow became land, with mathematics
Verse 45
I reign supreme like the Rainman
Verse 46
Piss in unknown spots, givin dap with the same hand
Verse 47
Raps overlaps and fill gaps in the rap industry
Verse 48
For those whose tired of the same similies
Verse 49
Hood stories, and songs to homies in penetentiaries
Verse 50
Chances I take over breaks, to make shit interesting
Verse 51
My city'll hold it down like bends in intersections
Verse 52
Wanted to say Fuck the Police, I ain't had no protection
Verse 53
Got the License to Ill, the real one got suspended in time
Verse 54
Brother you'll see it ain't all about the promo
Verse 55
_Source_ rating groupies and album photos
Verse 56
A stick man with a message and a mag should be my logo
Verse 57
Think I'll start sportin that instead of Polo, uhh... yo
Verse 58
Verse 59
"We skate on suckers who perpetrate
Verse 60
And lay down law from state to state"
Verse 61
(repeat 3.5X)
Verse 62
Verse 63
[No I.D.]
Verse 64
... I decipher data
Verse 65
Computer program the ill chatter
Verse 66
Brain stimulize sparks everytime I reply
Verse 67
My telescopic type topics smash your planet when I drop it
Verse 68
Eighty-eight popped it and locked it
Verse 69
Ninety-seven time to rock it, grown man status
Verse 70
I'm pushin three-zero, I plan to be the baddest
Verse 71
like hip-hop hero in the game MC
Verse 72
And makin sure that what you seein opens up your mind
Verse 73
When I kick the hard to find, strategic, rhyme design
Verse 74
Supersede your average line, intertwine when I combine
Verse 75
Elevatin mankind, attract a scholar
Verse 76
I convert poetry to dollars, a risk taker
Verse 77
Money maker got no collar, this one nigga asked me
Verse 78
Well who you be? I be a store ownin real-estate flippin MC
Verse 79
Just makin beats on the side
Verse 80
Another way to survive, I turn around artists
Verse 81
Portfolio diversified, it's obvious
Verse 82
I ain't your average hip-hopper
Verse 83
to get up on the microphone and can't come proper
Verse 84
I be the MC to keep the clubs cold jumpin
Verse 85
I be the MC that's sayin somethin never nothin
Verse 86
Verse 87
"... and lay down laws from state to state"
Verse 88
Verse 89
"We skate on suckers who perpetrate
Verse 90
And lay down law from state to state" --> Run-D.M.C.
Verse 91
(repeat 3X)

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