Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley performing Patience
Some of the smartest dummies, can't read the language of Egyptian mummies
They plant a flag on the moon, but can't find food for the starving tummies
Pay no mind to the youths, 'cause it's not like the future depends on it
But save the animals in the zoo, 'cause the chimpanzee them make big money
This is how the media pillages, on TV the picture is, savages in villages
And the scientist still can't explain the pyramids
Evangelists making a living on the videos of ribs of the little kids
Stereotyping the image of the images, and this is what the image is
They buy khaki pants and all of a sudden they say their Indiana Jones
And they thief out gold and thief out the scrolls and even the buried bones
Their some of the worst paparazzi's I've ever seen and will ever know
They put the worst on display so the world can see and that's all they will ever show
So the ones in the West will never move East and feel they could be at home
They get tricked by the Beast but where them gon' flee when the monster is fully grown?
Solomonic lineage, where them can't defeat and them could never clone
My spiritual DNA that print in my soul and I will forever own, Lord
Are we born not knowing, or are we born knowing all?
Are we growing wiser, or are we just growing tall?
Can you read thoughts? Can you read palms?
Can you predict the future? Can you see storms coming?
The Earth was flat, if you went too far you would fall off
Now the Earth is round, if the shape change again everybody would start laugh
The average man can't prove of most of the things that he chooses to speak of
And still won't research and find out the root of the truth that you seek of
Scholars teach in universities and claim that they're smart and cunning
Tell them find a cure when we sneeze and that's when their nose start running
And the rich get stitched up when they get cut
Don't wanna heal them broken bones in the bush with the wet mud?
Can you read signs? Can you read stars?
Can you make peace? Can you fight war?
Can you milk cows, even though you drive cars?
Can you survive, against all odds, now?
Who wrote the Bible? Who wrote the Qur'an?
And was it a lightning storm, that gave birth to the Earth and then dinosaurs were born?
Who made up words? Who made up numbers, and what kind of spell is mankind under?
Everything on the planet we preserve and can it, microwaved it, and try it
No matter what we'll survive it
What's hu-? What's -man? What's human?
Anything along the land we consumin', eatin', deletin', ruin
Tryin' to get paper (what), gotta have land, gotta have acres
So I can sit back like Jack Nicholson, watch N***** play the game like the Lakers
In a world full of fifty-two fakers, Gypsies, seances, mystical prayers
You superstitious, throw salt over your shoulders, make a wish for the day 'cause
Like somebody got a doll of me, stickin' needles in my arteries, but I can't feel it
Sometimes it's like, "pardon me, but I got a real big spirit"
I'm fearless, I'm fearless, don't you try and grab hold of my soul
It's like a military soldier, since seven years old
I held real dead bodies in my arms, felt they body turn cold, oh
Why we born in the first place ff this is how we gotta go? Damn
Artists: Damian Marley, Nas
Album: Distant Relatives
Genres: Reggae, Hip-Hop/Rap