World Is A Hu$tle

Lauryn Hill — World Is A Hustle

?uestlove just leaked the new Lauryn Hill joint on twitter and I suggest y’all download it ASAP and let it ride for the full eight minutes. I will follow her to the very end and even then I’ll be right by her side. To everyone who gave up on her, shame on you…

Here is my rough transcription of the lyrics:

Oh the world
Spun by evil men with lies
Only programmed to agree
With what we see before our eyes
Running after status quo
On a television show
Just a picture perfect lie
It’s the only lie we know
And this uncomfortable reality
Got me chasing, chasing fallacy
And the pace these days is killing me
But I’m still willingly practicing
Just like it’s my friend
When the whole world is a hustle
Exactly where we arrive
In this manufactured life
Sell my soul just to survive (yes)
In the game of numbers
I must thank the Gods of Industry
of all the opportunity
or I displace such loyalty
Of all the way they exploit me (yes)
Out to consider life outside of this
Just like a splintering,
My mind persists
But the ministry of fear exists
Only to keep me from knowing the truth
Still in my youth (oooh)
When the whole world is a hustle
Escape familiarity
Means that I must face the fear in me
And do something with this greed in me
In order to address this need in me
Oh but I must confess
The pride I keep
Protecting as if it’s my friend
Oh, when will it end?
When the whole world is a hustle
To consider life
Outside of this
Just like a splintering,
My mind persists.
But the ministry of fear exists
Only to keep me from knowing the truth.
And it’s my excuse
When the whole world is a hustle
When it is, when it is.
(Instrumental)
And I must escape this mere analogy
Means I must face the fear in me
And do something with this greed in me
In order to address this need in me
Oh but I must confess
The pride I keep
Protecting as if it’s my friend
Until the bitter end
When the whole of the world is a hustle
Everybodys got it going on (yeah right, yeah right)
Everybodys so damn strong (yeah right, yeah right)
When the whole of the world is a hustle
A hustle (x5)
I must exercise my faith
When the whole world is a hustle

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