Chuck D, Burned Hollywood Burned Lyrics from "Bamboozled"
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Burned Hollywood Burned Lyrics
by Chuck D. From Bamboozled
Burned Hollywood Burned by Chuck D
Zack de la Rocha:
Yes, yíall, Iím like Paul
Robeson style that's
Wild on a blacklist.
Check how they strangled his life.
Hollywood, the edge of the government knife.
Exit the age of the black pawn--
I wonít stand for the dawnís
Early light. It never shined on my kind,
So let the flame take flight.
Mad with this
Fist cause life gets hard
As an amethyst,
Attack this veil of hate
And smash this ill vision
Scripted like animals on display,
Feel like Diallo in a doorway.
Hate come 41 shots a scene.
Yo Chuck. pass the kerosene
Burn Hollywood (x16)
Between a hard place and a rock,
Racing the clock,
Sparking a flame,
Now thatís a mother-fucking meltin' pot, for real,
Some'in' got to give.
Black actors and actresses,
They canít catch no roles that's positive.
I lick shots
I grew up on the??? [still can't hear this line].
We call it a prose,
Spittiní flames outta black holes,
Itís over, thatís how that goes.
We burn from the silver screen
To rap shows,
Where the beat drops
the way that your heart rolls.
Now 3 Gs,
three hundred and sixty degrees,
Radiating live by the SP.
Just breathe deep to it
Till the chest heave.
Who wanna see the black people
With the prestige,
Who telling the cops to freeze?
Black Thought down with the PE
Leaving ashes of palm trees
Burn Hollywood x16
Burn Hollywood Burn!
While some of yíall still ainít learning,
People the pay the price in real life.
Minds and souls, sold and controlled
By the same old roles created by assholes,
Who find reactors instead of actors
To react thus financially play a factor.
No matter how whack the flick is,
The fact is how much the bling bling
Damn, little dot on the map I attack,
Pimpin TV movies in the third Iraq??? [not sure about last word]
Damn right Iím hating!
Since birth of the nation--
Still waiting for decision makers.
Who avoided one side the celluloid.
I go to IQ rehab to get my brain back
Iím at a point of no return
I ainít crazy,
Burn Hollywood Burn
Burn Hollywood (x16)
(Transcriber's note: I started with the lyrics from justsomelyrics.com, then edited them on the basis of MANY repeated
listenings. I also used the Mac software program, Djay, to play the song at a slower speed. Even so, there are a couple spots
I still can't make out, and I may have made mistakes elsewhere--corrections appreciated.)
[Thanks to Kevin Maness for lyrics]
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