Tell it like it is

People everywhere so disillusioned, 'bout the way the world is today

Everybodies talkin' 'bout who did what to who, how and when it got that way

I'm looking for an answer, Sometimes I wanna quit

But I still got to try 

When I see a baby girl caught up in that world

It brings a tear to my eye

 

She may not wanna hear what I got to say

I was guilty of making that same mistake

Standing here tryin' to tell her what its about 

Does she hear me ( does she hear me)

I remember his name from back in the day

Holding me hugging me ,  lovin' just the same

Used to swear that I was his only one

Then I gave him some and it was done

I tell it like it is ( Tell it like it is) mm

Oh i got to tell it like it is 

Oh oh oh Tell it like it is

 

Read it in the paper, a young brother

with a bright future's been shot and killed

Saw it on the news, a brothers been accused

How's that supposed to make me feel

Pain deep in my heart, God please hear my cry

When I see a young brother lost in the world

It brings a tear to my eye

You may not wanna hear what I have to say

But I witness the same old things everyday

Precious lies, Family ties, being thrown away

Do you feel me ( do you feel me)

I remember the good times back in the day

laughin, jokin' thought it would never change

Mothers cry, children die this is not the way

Now we're putting flowers at his grave 

I tell it like it is ( tell it like it is) yeah

Ooo  ooh  I'm gonna tell it like it is

oh  I got to Tell it like it is

i"m gonna tell it like it is

Oh I got to tell it like it is

(Talking)

Im so tired of seeing the same old things everyday

Tired of seeing my brothers and sisters being hurt and in pain

 

Money

Theres a man with a bruise on his hand and he got there from breaking his back sowing seed on another's man land, oh damn

There s a woman at home and it hurts to the bone, rips out her soul why he does it he don't even know, oh no

Theres a child in the womb and he's already doomed, ghetto consumes and he probably won't see twenty two, and that ain't cool

Help me

Tell me what could ever be wrong with that, never seeing what we could have achieved with the weight of the world on our back.

Money makes the world go round

Build us up to break us down

Can we last another round

Long enough to break that chain

 

Money makes the world go round

Build us up to break us down

Can we last another round

Long enough to break that chain

 

There's a boy in a core on a strange foreign shore

fighting a war but don't know what he's fighting it for, no more

There's a fence surrounding the project housing, people are drowning they can't get in and can't get out

and the jar is filled you could swallow the pill but you'll never get better the money is keeping you ill

and that's for real

Help me 

Tell me what could ever be heavier than that

Never seeing what we could have achieved

with the weight of the world on our backs

 

Money makes the world go round

Build us up to break us down

 can we last another round

 Long enough to break that chain

 

Money makes the world go round

Build us up to break us down

Money makes the world go round

Can we last another round long enough o break that chain

I said that money money makes that world go round

yes they want that money, yes they want that money