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Artist: Cocoa Brovaz
Album:  The Rude Awakening
Song:   Game of Life
Typed by: PhysclLife@aol.com

Yeah, after Dah Shinin, it all became clear to me
I knew things would be different son
I knew it'd come time for a change
Seems like the time is now

Jah! Rastafarai

Greetings to my soldiers and soldierettes

Jewel on the world, make the earth sink
On the brink of divinity, defying gravity
Reachin' for infinity
Can he be incarcerated by the limits
Stuck, they can't function
Caught up in the scrimage
This game called life only lasts minutes
Once you in it, be in it to win it to the finish

As the sun heats, I put my feet to the concrete
Hard to sleep so I take it to the streets
Hold my head up, try to keep it movin'
Fed up with losin'
I need some air
I think I take a cruise with you
I'm using, what little know how I posess
To keep our familia down to rest
Now I stress defensive tactics
'Cause police seem active
Got me in the crib sleepin' with heat under the mattress


In case of home intrusion:
First the dogs go "bark"
Then about five sparks bringin' light to the dark
Like ? does his movement when he's dealin' with math
Or the boss tell his workers where he's keepin' the stash
When that gun blast, better have Jah on your side
Or an act of devine intervention from the most high
I know guys that get a thrill from the kill
And other niggaz, who hold the greed to sling ?frills?

Chorus
Demon's tryin' to take my soul away
But they won't get my soul today
Will I get locked up or blown away?
Just stayin' strong is a price to pay
(Repeat)

Damn I haven't worked since I was 'bout 17
They had time busy hangin' out being a drama fiend
I had to run the streets, see what the night brought out
Sneak in the crib
Hear my moms prayin' to God that I sprout
Take all responsibilities like a man would do
'Cause she know that the streets can bring the worst out of you
She told me concentrate on school but what I do about loot?
I wanna push the fat ride, have bitches sweatin' me too
But you know you need dough so you can do the do
And going to class everyday donít bring in no loot
Plus I just been told that I was cold by club bouncers
Standing there hot headed Ďbout to set it while they denounce us
Crab niggaz still begginí for CDís
While brothazí careers is stuck on halt and freeze
About to face extinction ?pockets dead is thinkiní?
Something ainít peace and suicideís part of my thinkiní
Even God donít hear my prayer or him just not care
Got a son in this world, stressed out losiní my hair

Chorus

Itís time to take the struggle to the pavement
Let the people know the mayor sent the OK for enslavement
Orders from the government
Official stubborn men with egos runniní shit
They put the hit out on whoever try to get out
And they are the directors who are dead and ?
Even down south in Atlanta
Police play the pawn for their master
Itís a disaster, practicing who can kill us faster
For less than nothiní like they did Bobby Huton
Corruption got me clutchiní my rifle for gun bustiní
Somethinís cookiní
Look at the way some faces be lookiní
Cross the bank rock on to Brooklyn, Texas
Even in Houston Pís be shootiní us like sitting ducks in groups
And I canít trust who or what
That will explain the way I watch you, plus,
I know the chosen are few
Many come around to proclaim things they know not
Let alone maintain
Shame, some of my worst enemies
Live right around me and look just like me
I see that its time to intensify the movements in front of my eyes
Canít rely on a seeing dog they got me
Or lay and wait for the devil to surprise me, nah G

Chorus (twice)
 It only takes a line to make the mind think
Drop a jewel on the world make the earth sink
Iím on the brink of divinity, defying gravity
Reaching for infinity
Plenty be incarcerated by the limits
Stuck they canít function caught up in the scrimage
This game called life only lasts minutes
Once you in it, be in it to win it Ďtill the finish
 (repeat)