Letras de músicas - Letras.com

The Return To Innocence Lost

The Roots

[Ursula Rucker]
Muffled sound of fist on flesh
Blows to chest
No breath
Air gasps
You ain't nothing but white trash, bitch!
With each hit, each kick, each...broken rib
Crack, Crack!
Bones are crying
Mommy's crying and bleeding
And pleading
And then...
Daddy wants to fuck
Dick hard, swelled with power rush
And as if all that wasn't enough
Mommy's seven months heavy with birth
As...Daddy grunts and cursed drunk nothings in her bloodied ear

[singing softly]
First...lullaby
First...Son...will...ever...hear
And never forget

Mommy almost bled to death when she have him...finally
She'd already lost...three
Uterus-bruised, shredded, and weak
From being daily beat
And Friday nights were the worse and...
Daddy never came with flowers
Instead he spent hours at some corner spot
With some bar pop named Cookie
Putting his thing down
Soiling Mommy's sheets with...
Sweet...talk shit,
Cookie's cheap lipstick,
Hair grease, sperm, and jezebel juice

To hell with the good news that...
He was a father for the first time
His thirst for wine and women
Clouded his vision...
No warm welcome for mother and son
Just...
The rank smell of ass-crack, funk, and cum
But Mommy's prayerful strength-her best defense
She...burned the dirty linens
Made a fresh bed
Laid sleeping First Son down
And never made a sound
As she purged her scourge
With birth-blood and quiet tears
Watching as her fears and love and sacrifice
Lie there in his soft skin and new life
Breathing, dreaming, fresh from God's eye
Mommy's little survivor
Like...her

Mommy called crazy and scorned
'Cuz she two more born
One boy soon after
The girl much later and...
Although they were both sung the same lullabies of hate
Her...First Son, the first one
Whose...womb-world was profaned
Came of age playing street games
With Stewie, Rezzie, and Little Brother
'Till his heart start to wither
In pain and shame
Blamed Mom for the wrong she let Daddy do to her
And him...
Let...sins of the Father cause his Innocence to wander
Found out amongst thieves
Chose to squander his dreams
Stopped believing in himself
Become prodigal with his life
Make impossible shit right with...
Gang-ties, crime, lies
Erase wise, woeful words of Mother
Replaced them with absurdities of others
Who had also lost their way

Played a different kind of street game now
First Son plunged deep
Speak street-family vows
Espouse no causes but his own
See, he couldn't protect Mommy's neck from Daddy's grasp
Or...protect Mommy's ass from Daddy's wrath
Couldn't shield her ears from...
Daddy's foul-mouthed, liquor-breath jeers
His only defense-served be confidence
Brown bottles housed his swift descent
Phones called cops on block frequent for his shenanigans
Now...Daddy and him twins in addiction
Driven to false-hearted heavens and friends
By liquefied demons
Had become what he despised from Conception 'til End
Destined for a demise
Survived nine lives of staying high
Conning, jewelry-pawning, arrests, theft
Womanizing...only for money, never for sex
Bullet in chest, baseball bat to the head
Left for dead
So, eyes wide and glassy
Speech...slowed and slurred
Lips twitched with caked-up codeine candy
And mouth corners one December 24th
Mr. Hide and False Friend
Took final ride to suburban supplier
Shots were fired by the gray man
With shaky hand
But not shaky enough to miss...
Hit...Lost Boy in back
So-called Friend runs for door
Leaves First Son blood-born
Lying alone in blood on cold floor

Death was the cause of...
Returning to Innocence Lost...

Baby 'Sis awake for dawn on Christmas morn
To Mommy's sobs and shakes
Daddy's silhouettes of regret
All past, omitted, and absolved by lost
As they clung to each other
Knowing...

Composición: ?uestlove / Anthony Tidd / Ursula Rucker · Esse não é o compositor? Nos avise.
Enviada por Gustavo
40 exibições
Ver mais fotos
  1. Don't Say Nuthin'
  2. What They Do
  3. Web 20-20
  4. One Time (feat. Dice Raw)
  5. You Got Me
  6. The Seed (2.0)
  7. Act Fore The End
  8. Act Too The Love Of My Life
  9. Ain't Sayin' Nothing New
  10. Diedre Vs Dice
  11. Distortion to Static
  12. Double Trouble
  13. 100 Dundee
  14. Act Won.. Things Fall
  15. Break You Off
  16. Clones
  17. Common Dust
  18. Complexity
  19. Concerto of the Desperado
  20. Datskat
  21. Do You Want More
  22. Dynamite
  23. Adrenaline!
  24. Boom!
  25. Diedre Vs. Dice
  26. Don't See Us
  27. Duck Down!
  28. Guns Are Drawn
  29. I Don't Care
  30. Quills
  31. Rock You
  32. Rolling With Heat
  33. Sacrifice
  34. Somebody's Got To Do It
  35. Something In The Way Of Things (In Town)
  36. Star / Pointro
  37. Stay Cool
  38. Step Into The Relm
  39. Table Of Contents (Part 1 & 2)
  40. The Next Movement
  41. The Return To Innocence Lost
  42. The Spark
  43. Thought @ Work
  44. Water
  45. Web
  46. Why (What's Going On?)
  47. Without A Doubt
  48. It Just Don't Stop
  49. It's About That Time
  1. It's All About You (Not About Me)
  2. Ital
  3. Leonard I-V
  4. Meiso
  5. Mellow My Man
  6. Melting Pot (Bonus Track)
  7. Mumia 911 (Diamond D Remix)
  8. No Alibi
  9. No Great Pretender
  10. Panic!!!!!
  11. Pass the Popcorn
  12. Peace
  13. Proceed
  14. Push Up Ya Lighter
  15. Pussy Galore
  16. Respond React
  17. Section
  18. Silent Treatment
  19. Swept Away
  20. The 'Notic
  21. The Adventures in Wonderland
  22. The Anti-Circle
  23. The Good The Bad and the Desolate
  24. The Hypnotic
  25. The Show
  26. The Ultimate
  27. The Unlocking
  28. U.N.I.Verse at War
  29. What You Want
  30. Writters Block
  31. Ya'All Know Who
  32. You Ain't Fly
  33. Tao of the Machine
  34. Don't Feel Right
  35. For The Love Of Money
  36. Glitches
  37. Proceed II
  38. Proceed III
  39. Proceed IV (A. J. Shine's Proceed W/O A Pause)
  40. Proceed V
  41. Rhymes And Ammo
  42. Roots And Aphillyation Unreleased
  43. Table Of Contents (Part 3)
  44. The Roots Is Comin
  45. Baby
  46. False Media - The Roots
  47. Game Theory - Malik B.
  48. In The Music
  49. Livin' In a New World
  1. Long Time
  2. Take It There - Wadud Ahmad
  3. Atonement
  4. Episodes
  5. Grits
  6. Clock With No Hands
  7. Good Music
  8. Good Music (Preclude)
  9. Here I Come
  10. I Remain Calm
  11. I'm Out Deah
  12. Lazy Afternoon
  13. The Lesson Part 1
  14. The Session (Longest Posse Cut In History)
  15. What Goes On Part 7
  16. You Don't See Us
  17. Can't Stop This
  18. Criminal
  19. Birthday Girl
  20. Lost Desire
  21. Rising Down
  22. Get Busy
  23. 75 Bars (Black's Reconstruction)
  24. I Will Not Apologize
  25. Unwritten
  26. Rising Up
  27. Singing Man
  28. I Can't Help It
  29. The Grand Return
  30. How I Got Over
  31. Dear God 2.0
  32. Walk Alone
  33. Radio Daze
  34. Doin' It Again
  35. The Fire
  36. The Day
  37. Now or Never
  38. Tip The Scale
  39. I Remember
  40. Lighthouse
  41. Kool On (feat. P.o.r.n.)
  42. Make My (feat. Dice Raw)
  43. Sleep
  44. Stomp
  45. When The People Cheer
  46. The Other Side
  47. Never (feat. Patty Crash)
Músicas
Top canciones
Ouvindo agora ouvintes online
    Artistas
    Estilos Musicais
    Destaques
    Últimos destaques
    Mais