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lyrics

The Takeaway

What is the takeaway? What did we learn?
From love that we made
to bridges we burn…
What is the takeaway? What have we got?
For every advancement
another bomb that we drop…
Another bomb that we

Drop off the planet, that’s our trajectory
All our best minds
are off making weaponry
Enemies and people
with the slight difference
for instance how religion
creates such cynicists
With very little evidence to the contrary
The way we be treating each other
is beyond scary
So keep calm carry on steady
Is this the news or comedy?
Who on the beat like Mamady Keita
Zeta to the Alpha, are you the top dog
Can the planet live without ya?
Cuz at the same time
we’re moving toward the betterment
We balance out the detriment
by racing toward our eminent
destruction, sucks when
government don’t function
They shake you, strike you,
scrape you like percussion
Imagine resources poured toward death
went to sustain all the life that’s left

(KBLE)
So what you take away from it, It’s safe to say history repeats on the daily day,You don’t got intention to pay for that you delinquent, Start thinking ‘bout them cats who done paved the way for your breathing, Your lifestyle, Your meaning, I’m saying that there’s a reason for everything you believe in the questions - can you conceive it
There’s history lessons in every second, I mean it, You just got to read it, reflect it, Be it with best intentions, And test our allegiances to tradition
Convention is rigid and scripted to resist any changes risen against it, But that’s the essence
the lesson is to prevent it from taking root in our mind, Like an epidemic the times won’t change
Cuz that’s a lie, homie, change is the only constant, We adapt to survive, and that’s just a fact of life, So how you catch a glimpse of the future
No need to ask it, it’s simple, that past is riddled with answers so get to mapping

(Blooded the Brave)
What is the takeaway, what does it cost
What is it worth if we don’t know what we’ve lost
Why do we walk in circles pacing with our heads down, I’m here to lift them up and take down the crown, This is for the day we set it free from the cage, and they don’t even know, but I’m Blooded the Brave, and we do it together, yeah me and TJ, we set it free
with these words that we say

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from NPR, released December 14, 2015

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