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The tower

by Ice-T. Buy album CD: Greatest Hits: The Evidence

(Eerie, 'Exorcist' style chilling intro, leading to...)
Iím rolliní up in a big grey bus
And Iím shackled down, myself thatís who I trust
The minute I arrived some sucker got hit
Shanked 10 times behind some bullshit
Word on the pen the fool was a snitch
So without hesitatiní I made a weapon quick
Found a sharp piece of metal taped it to a stick
Then the bullhorn sounds that means itís time to chow

My first prison meal the whole feeliní was foul
It wasnít quite my style but my stomach growled
So I washed the shit down and hit the weight pile
The brothers was swole, their attitude was cold
I felt the tension on the yard from the young and the old
But Iím a warrior, I got my ground to hold
So I studied the inmates to see who had the power
The whites, the blacks or just the gun tower.

Voice over of inmate describing the Ďdaddyí inmates

In the blink of an eye a riot broke out
Blacks put their backs to the wall Ďcos it was North an South
Somebody shouts and everybody had doubts
Then the bullets started flippiní, took two men out
Then they rushed everybody back to their cells
Damn the pen is different from the county jail
Iím in a one man cell, I know my lifeís on the scale
I wonder if that gunman is goiní to hell

This is my second day, Iím on a ten year stay
I learnt my first lesson; in the pen you donít play
I saw a brother kill another Ďcos they said he was gay
But thatís the way it is, been that way for years
When his body hit the ground I heard a couple of cheers
It kinda hurt me inside that they were glad he died
And I asked myself just who had the power
The whites, the blacks or just the gun tower.

More inmate voice overs about the screws and the guv'nor

You see the whites got a thing they call white pride
Blacks got the muscle, Mexicans got the knives
You gotta be wise ya wanna stay alive
Go toe to toe with a sucker no matter what size.
A fool tried to sweat me acting like he was hard
I stuck him twice in the neck and left him dead in the yard
It was smooth how I did it Ďcos nobody could see
With my jacket on my arm and my knife on the side of me

Bam-Bam it was over, another fool bites the dust
I went crazy in the pen with nobody to trust
Iím benchiní 10 quarters so Iím hard to sweat
Use my tat gun to engrave my set.
They call me a lifer Ďcos Iím good as dead
I live in the hole so the floor is my bed
And I ask myself again who had the power
The whites, the blacks or just the gun tower.

Final inmate voiceover, concludes;
ďMan, the wardens was all over us, it was all goiní down
Tension was all over, I could definitely feel that.
Then they took us out, moved us over to the other yard
Where there was more drama
The warniní shot was a hitĒ

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Album: Greatest Hits: The Evidence (2000) Lyrics
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  9. O.g. original gangster
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  13. That's how i'm livin'
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  15. The tower
  16. You played yourself


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