STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE EDUCATED MAN FROM THE MOTHERLAND YOU SEE THEY CALL ME A STAR BUT THAT'S NOT WHAT I AM I'M A JUNGLE BROTHER A TRUE BLUE BROTHER AND I'VE BEEN TO MANY PLACES YOU'LL NEVER DISCOVER STEP TO MY SIDE SUCKERS RUN AND HIDE AFRICA'S IN THE HOUSE THEY GET PETRIFIED YOU WANNA KNOW WHY I'LL TELL YOU WHY BECAUSE THEY CAN'T STAND THE SOGHT OF THE JUNGLE EYE THEY NEVER FIGHT OR FUSS THEY NEVER CURSE OR CUSS THEY JUST STAND ON THE SIDE AND STARE AT US THEY GET OUT OF LINE, I PUT 'EM ON A VINE AND GIVE 'EM ONE BIG PUSH FOR ALL MANKIND THERE AIN'T NUTTIN TO IT, I JUST GO HEAD AND DO IT AND LAY DOWN THE JUNGLE SOUND AND RUN RIGHT THROUGH IT AND WHEN I'M ON THE MIC, I NEVER STUTTER OR STUMBLE 'CAUSE I'M A JUNGLE BROTHER, STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE
CONCRETE JUNGLE: MAN YOU GOT TO DO YOUR BEST. WO-OOH, YEAH. NO CHAINS AROUND MY FEET, BUT I'M NOT FREE, OH-OOH! I KNOW I AM BOUND HERE IN CAPTIVITY; G'YEAH, NOW - I'VE NEVER KNOWN HAPPINESS; I'VE NEVER KNOWN WHAT SWEET CARESS IS - STILL, I'LL BE ALWAYS LAUGHING LIKE A CLOWN; WON'T SOMEONE HELP ME? 'CAUSE I - I'VE GOT TO PICK MYSELF FROM OFF THE GROUND IN THIS A CONCRETE JUNGLE: I SAID, WHAT DO YOU CRY FOR ME NOW, O-OH! CONCRETE JUNGLE, AH, WON'T YOU LET ME BE, NOW. HEY! OH, NOW! /GUITAR SOLO/ I SAID THAT LIFE - IT MUST BE SOMEWHERE TO BE FOUND OH, INSTEAD: CONCRETE JUNGLE - COLLUSION - CONFUSION. EH!
Her knees were almost touchin' mine at Smokey Jee's Cafe A chill was runnin' down my spine at Smokey Jee's Cafe I could smell her sweet perfume, she smiled at me my heart went boom Then everybody in the room at Smokey Jee's Cafe, they said "Man, be careful! That chick belongs to Smokey Jee"
And I know I'll never eat again at Smokey Jee's Cafe So we'll never meet again at Smokey Jee's Cafe Oh, I'd rather eat my chilli beans at Jim's or Jack's or John's or Gene's Than take my chances eatin' down at Smokey Jee's Cafe Oh, I risked my life when that Smokey Jee went crazy fool
DRIVE ON I got a friend named Whiskey Sam He was my boonierat buddy for a year in Nam He said is my country just a little off track Took 'em twenty-five years to welcome me back But, it's better than not coming back at all Many a good man I saw fall And even now, every time I dream I hear the men and the monkeys in the jungle scream
STRUGGLE TO LIVE STRUGGLE TO SURVIVE STRUGGLE JUST TO STAY ALIVE 'CAUSE INSIDE THE JUNGLE, EITHER YOU DO OR YOU DIE YOU GOT TO BE AWARE, YOU GOT TO HAVE THE JUNGLE EYE TAKE IT FROM A BROTHER WHO KNOWS MY FRIEND THE ANIMALS, THE CANNIBALS WILL DO YOU IN CUT YOUR THROAT STAB YOU IN THE BACK THE UNTAMED ANIMAL JUST DON'T KNOW HOW TO ACT IT'S UNBELIEVABLE UNCIVILIZED AND NOW I'M STARTING TO REALIZE DANGER IN THE JUNGLE, THE JUNGLE MEANS DANGER TENSION INTENSE, HEARTS FILLED WIT ANGER MEN KILLING MEN JUST BECAUSE OF ONE'S COLOR IN THIS LIFETIME, I'VE SEEN NOTHING DUMBER SO I THINK BEFORE I MAKE A MOVE MAKE SURE MY RHYME GEES ALONG WIT THE GROOVE AND BACKING ON A BROTHER IT'S TIME TO RUMBLE MY NAME'S MIKE G AND I'M STRAIGHT OUT THE JUNGLE
JEE KNOWS HOW TO LIVE BLUE MONDAY MORNING AT THE FACTORY GATE ALMOST TIME TO CLOCK IN THE BOYS WERE BETTIN' THAT JEE WOULDN'T SHOW CAUSE THEY HAD SEEN HIM OVER THE WEEKEND HE HAD FOUR NEW TIRE ON HIS OLD CADILLAC BETTY THE WAITRESS AND SOME CLOTHES IN THE BACK A DASHBOARD FULL OF ROADMAPS OF MEXICO YEAH, JEE KNOWS HOW TO LIVE
Stars were peepin' low An' man dud she have eyes for that Jee 'N Jee was jivin' with all of his lies She felt he must o'meant it Boy, the chick was in f'some surprise Yep! 'N Jee ain' 'bout t'let 'er slide Git'er t'flyin' high 'n wide Then goof her carpet ride She was cute, he had class Y'knew he had 'er soon s'he made his pass
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