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The Message ['98 Remix]
by Melle Mel, &
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Verse 1
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 2
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 3
Broken glass everywhere
People pissin' on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
I tried to get away but I couldn't get far
''cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car
Verse 4
Don't push me ''cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Uh huh ha ha ha
Verse 5
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 6
Standin' on the front stoop hangin' out the window
Watchin' all the cars go by, roarin' as the breezes blow
Crazy lady, livin' in a bag
Eatin' outta garbage pails, used to be a fag hag
Said she'll dance the tango, skip the light fandango
A Zircon princess seemed to lost her senses
Down at the peep show watchin' all the creeps
So she can tell her stories to the girls back home
She went to the city and got so so seditty
She had to get a pimp, she couldn't make it on her own
Verse 7
Don't push me ''cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Uh huh ha ha ha
Verse 8
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 9
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 10
My brother's doin' bad, stole my mother's TV
Says she watches too much, it's just not healthy
'All My Children' in the daytime, 'Dallas' at night
Can't even see the game or the Sugar Ray fight
The bill collectors, they ring my phone
and scare my wife when I'm not home
Got a bum education, double-digit inflation
Can't take the train to the job, there's a strike at the station
Neon King Kong standin' on my back
Can't stop to turn around, broke my sacroiliac
A mid-range migraine, cancered membrane
Sometimes I think I'm goin' insane
I swear I might hijack a plane!
Verse 11
Don't push me ''cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Verse 12
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 13
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 14
My son said, Daddy, I don't want to go to school
''cause the teacher's a jerk, he must think I'm a fool
And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it'd be cheaper
if I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper
Or dance to the beat, shuffle my feet
Wear a shirt and tie and run with the creeps
''cause it's all about money, ain't a damn thing funny
You got to have a con in this land of milk and honey
They pushed that girl in front of the train
Took her to the doctor, sewed her arm on again
Stabbed that man right in his heart
Gave him a transplant for a brand new start
I can't walk through the park ''cause it's crazy after dark
Keep my hand on my gun ''cause they got me on the run
I feel like a outlaw, broke my last glass jaw
Hear them say 'You want some more?'
Livin' on a see-saw
Verse 15
Don't push me ''cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Say what?
Verse 16
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 17
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 18
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 19
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Verse 20
A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smilin' on you but he's frownin' too
Because only God knows what you'll go through
You'll grow in the ghetto livin' second-rate
And your eyes will sing a song called deep hate
The places you play and where you stay
Looks like one great big alleyway
You'll admire all the number-book takers
Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers
Drivin' big cars, spendin' twenties and tens
And you'll want to grow up to be just like them, huh
Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers
Pickpocket peddlers, even panhandlers
You say I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool
But then you wind up droppin' outta high school
Now you're unemployed, all non-void
Walkin' round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did
Got sent up for a eight-year bid
Now your manhood is took and you're a Maytag
Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
Bein' used and abused to serve like hell
'Til one day, you was found hung dead in the cell
It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young so...
Verse 21
Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Uh huh huh huh huh
Verse 22
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Huh, uh huh huh huh huh
Verse 23
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
Huh, uh huh huh huh huh

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