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