Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development

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Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development

by TeachThought Staff

Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development Lyrics

Lord I’ve really been real stressed
Down and out, losin’ ground
Although I am black and proud
Problems got me pessimistic

Brothers and sisters keep messin’ up
Why does it have to be so damn tough?
I don’t know where I can go
To let these ghosts out of my skull

My grandma’s past, my brother’s gone
I never at once felt so alone
I know you’re supposed to be my steering wheel
Not just my spare tire (Home)

But Lord I ask you (Home)
To be my guiding force and truth (Home)

For some strange reason it had to be (Home)
He guided me to Tennessee (Home)

Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me
Let me understand your plan

Lord it’s obvious we got a relationship
Talkin’ to each other every night and day
Although you’re superior over me
We talk to each other in a friendship way

Then outta nowhere you tell me to break
Outta the country and into more country
Past Dyes burg into Ripley
Where the ghost of childhood haunts me

Walk the roads my forefathers walked
Climbed the trees my forefathers hung from
Ask those trees for all their wisdom
They tell me my ears are so young
(Home)

Go back to from where you came (Home)
My family tree my family name (home)

For some strange reason it had to be (Home)
He guided me to Tennessee (Home)

Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me
Let me understand your plan

Now I see the importance of history
Why people be in the mess that they be
Many journeys to freedom made in vain
By brothers on the corner playin’ ghetto games

I ask you Lord, why you enlightened me
Without the enlightenment of all my folks
He said ’cause I set myself on a quest for truth
And he was there to quench my thirst. But I am still thirsty

The Lord allowed me to drink some more
He said what I am searchin’ for are
The answers to all which are in front of me
The ultimate truth started to get blurry
For some strange reason it had to be
It was all a dream about Tennessee

Take me to another place
Take me to another land
Make me forget all that hurts me
Let me understand your plan

Hip-Hop University: Tennessee By Arrested Development