Can’t Pick Up The Crown 👑

Carried the flag in some other man’s name.

Loaded my weapon and swore to them vengeance and
Stepped with aggression right into the fray
Into the haze
Into the murk

Told me to prove to them what I was worth
“We’ll teach you to move without mercy and give you
The tools to go after the causers of hurt”
“You’ll become death
You will take breath

“This is for everything you’ve ever loved
Use all the pain that you’ve felt in your life as
The currency go out and trade it for blood”

“You are not you
You are now us
We are the only ones that you can trust”
“You’ll become fear
They’ll become dust
Before this moment you didn’t mean much”

“You are the smoldering vessel of punishment
Born to do nothing but justify us
“Give us your empathy we’ll give you lust
Let yourself go my son time to grow up”

“Give up your childish obsession with questioning
Anything we don’t tell you is irrelevant

Everything you’ve ever been is replaced by the
Metal and fire of the weapon you clutch”

Lyrics by El-P. Written by El-P and Killa Mike. From Crown, Run The Jewels 2(2014)
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