We had to post up the lyrics to this dope Shay D track ‘Figure Of Speech’. Filmed whilst headlining a show in Norway, the video also caught the attention of Hip Hop Veteran Chuck D who shared the video across his networks!
news clips, view hits, blame it on the music
the new Caitlyn Jenner to girls skinnier than toothpicks
views in hundred millions to help you lose this
mind that you’re tryna get right what’s the excuse
women placed up on the shelf like an ornament
and was beauty skin deep coz now its fraudulent
coz we are made to compete like it’s a tournament
according to the media we subordinate
and deaths getting popular if you’re a foreigner
will you even make it past the barrel of an officer
bankers spend our money and blame it on the immigrants
war refugees that are escaping a bigger threat
we fund our earnings to the mainstream routes
promote songs about drugs and sell sex to the yoots
the industry élite put young men in the booth
that glamorise the breakdown of our cultural roots
this life were destined to lead (to lead)
so what you get is what you believe
every truth you hear that I speak
is on the tip of my tongue
I’m just a figure of speech (hip hop)
Speak up, speak up fam where do you stand?
Is time to be a boy or is it time to be a man?
How do you feel about your life, are you happy where you are?
Or do you dream about cash, a big house and a supercar?
Ladies! they got us in a mess
tryna trick us into facelifts and double d breasts,
see im rich in love and im rich in health
I do not measure riches by material wealth
nor feel sorry for myself for any cards i been dealt,
or have to improve my looks to work on my self
let’s get our minds right start with the insides
I don’t wanna look back on my life in hindsight
think do I represent, supplement
another human life, even just one percent
with the words I chant, with the craft of art
How does the hip hop I create touch your heart?
As if our bodies a commodity, they keepin us faceless,
If they’re not makin a profit then you will stay nameless,
Busy with the retweets and how to get famous,
Be aware of the sexists and racists,
People caught up with celebs on big brother,
Shows that encourage you to hate one another,
Watching tv shows about watching tv shows
How far does this chain go
And they kick back laughing these elitist crooks
But the tv guide down man and pick up a book
A man at your workplace is getting paid more
If you’re a woman and originate from abroad
Equality rejected it will not make them a profit
If we don’t float the same boat
Then they will push us off it
Lock it, it’s in the bag and pocket, shut it down and rock it,
They will try and stop it, HIP HOP is the peoples topic!