It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

Broken glass everywhere
People pissing on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with a baseball bat
I tried to get away, but I couldn't get far
'Cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Ah-huh-huh-huh-huh
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

Standing on the front stoop, hanging out the window
Watching all the cars go by, roaring as the breezes blow
A crazy lady livin' in a bag
Eating out of garbage pails, used to be a fag hag
Said she'll dance the tango, skip the light fandango
A zircon princess, seemed to lost her senses
Down at the peep show watching all the creeps
So she can tell her stories to the girls back home
She went to the city and got so, so saditty
She had to get a pimp, she couldn't make it on her own

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Ah-huh-huh-huh-huh
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

My brother's doing bad, stole my mother's TV
Says she watches too much, it's just not healthy
All my children in the daytime, dallas at night
Can't even see the game or the sugar ray fight
The bill collectors, they ring my phone
And scare my wife when I'm not home

Got a bum education, double-digit inflation
Can't take the train to the job, there's a strike at the station
Neon king kong standing on my back
Can't stop to turn around, broke my sacroiliac
A mid-range migraine, cancered membrane
Sometimes I think I'm going insane, I swear I might hijack a plane

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under

My son said, daddy, I don't wanna go to school
'Cause the teacher's a jerk, he must think I'm a fool
And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it'd be cheaper
If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper
Or dance to the beat, shuffle my feet
Wear a shirt and tie and run with the creeps

'Cause it's all about money, ain't a damn thing funny
You got to have a con in this land of milk and honey
They pushed that girl in front of the train
Took her to the doctor, sewed her arm on again
Stabbed that man right in his heart
Gave him a transplant for a brand new start

I can't walk through the park 'cause it's crazy after dark
Keep my hand on my gun 'cause they got me on the run
I feel like a outlaw, broke my last glass jaw
Hear them say, you want some more? ' livin' on a see-saw

Don't push me 'cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head (say what?)
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smiling on you, but he's frowning too
Because only God knows what you'll go through
You'll grow in the ghetto living second-rate
And your eyes will sing a song of deep hate
The places you play and where you stay

Looks like one great big alleyway
You'll admire all the number-book takers
Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers
Driving big cars, spending twenties and tens
And you wanna grow up to be just like them, huh
Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers
Pickpocket peddlers, even panhandlers

You say, I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool
But then you wind up droppin' out of high school
Now you're unemployed, all null and void
Walking 'round like you're pretty boy floyd
Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did
Got sent up for a eight-year bid

Now your manhood is took and you're a maytag
Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
Being used and abused to serve like hell
Till one day you was found hung dead in the cell

It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young, so

Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
Ah-huh-huh-huh-huh
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under
Huh, ah-huh-huh-huh-huh
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from going under
Huh, ah-huh-huh-huh-huh

Yo, mel, you see that girl there?
Yeah, man (ooh-ooh)
Yo, that sound like cowboy, man
Cool
Yo, what's up, money?
Yo

Hey, where's creole and rahiem at, man?
I think they upstairs cooling out
So what's up for tonight, y'all?
Yo, we could go down to fever, man
Let's go check out junebug, man
Ayo, you know that girl betty?
Yeah, man

Her moms got robbed, man
Not again, man (what?)
She got hurt bad
When did this happen? When did it happen?
What's goin' on?
Freeze, don't nobody move nothin', y'all know what this is
What's up?
Get 'em up, get 'em up, man
We down with grandmaster flash and the furious five, man
Grandmaster five?
What is that, a gang?

No, man
Just shut, ayy, shut up, I don't wanna hear your mouth
Shut up
Excuse me, officer, officer, what's the problem?
Ain't no, you the problem, you the problem
Yo, yo, you ain't gotta push me, man
Get in the car, get in the car
Get in the God
I said, get in the car
Why is he doggin' us, man?

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