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Artist: A Tribe Called Quest f/ Faith Evans
Album:  Beats, Rhymes and Life
Song:   Stressed Out
Typed by: OHHLA Webmaster DJ Flash

Intro/Chorus: Faith Evans

I really know how it feels to be, stressed out, stressed out
When youíre face to face with your adversity
I really know how it feels to be, stressed out, stressed out
Weíre gonna make this thing work out eventually

Verse One: Consequence, Q-Tip

Yo I ainít one to complain but thereís things in the game
(Whatís your name?) Consequence, Iím tight, burnt like flames
(And whyís that?) American dreams, they got this ghetto kid in a fiend 

Donít stress that cause itís not in your bloodstream
Your whole being, comes from greatness, díyou remember
Shatan got you caught in the storms of December
And brothers on the block packin nines like September
Crazy situations keeps pockets on slender

Yo I be on the avenue where they be actin brand new
Iím splurgin on these Reebok joints for shorty boo

All of a sudden, I saw these two kids frontin
Talkin out they joints but they wasnít sayin nuttin
My hand was on my toolie they was actin unruly
(Say word) Yo word up, yo I was tight caught up
But I swallowed my pride and let that nonsense ride
Because Iím positive it seems that negative dies

Yo we was at the dice game makin these cats look silly
Flamin, steady runnin off at the Willie

I had my cash mixed, my rent due, with my play-dough
I gotta see some loot so all my girls I blow
Shook them shits in my palm let em hit the floí
Kept my eyeballs scopin for them pigs po-po
I got to go on the ave see my parole by foí
But I gotta steady freak these boys like JoJo

And I was doin it, til I met Ike, Spike, and Mike
One roll, they had my pockets thirstier than Sprite

Yo I know the feelin, when you feelin like a villain
You be havin good thoughts but the evils be revealin
and the stresses of life can take you off the right path (no doubt)
Jealousy and envy tends to infiltrate your staff
We gotta hold it down so we can move on past
all adversities, so we can get through fast, like that

Chorus

Verse Two: Consequence

You got the N.W.O. (low cash flow)
Your babyís on the way (and you donít know who)
And crosstown niggaz tryin to (bust at you)
Aiyyo they got me stressed out (and you donít know what to do)
So frame this Kodak black, and vision to my contact
with a poultry scrap, workers get pistol smacked
The switch hittin Queens, niggaz liquid sword spittin
with raw poppy, and now your first love is krill
Your vision of the mil got crept like Hey Lover
Tried to rise to the top, you just couldnít recover
And all I want is my laceration of the pie
to get this whip cream before the water runs dry
Niggaz flashdancin yo I donít know why
Youíre sick of snitchin, she got you cruisin to the pokey
like Smokey, the stress be tryin to squeeze out a homey
While I be tryin to get star status like Shinobi
So we can build a dynasty, just like the Tobyís
And all I want, is the world to know my steez
These money hungry niggaz is seven thirty
And got me stressed out like these frog MCís

Chorus

Outro: Faith Evans

Donít worry we gon make it (gonna make it)
Donít worry we gon make it (oh yeah)
Donít worry we gon make it (gonna make it)
We gon make it (gotta make it)
Donít worry we gon make it (gotta make it)
Weíre gonna make it (we gotta make it)
Donít worry we gon make it (we gonna make it)
We gonna make it (ohhhhhhh)
Donít worry we gon make it (ohhhhhhh)
Donít worry we gon make it (gonna make it)
Donít worry we gon make it (ohhhhhhh)
We gon make it (ahaowwhwwww)
Donít worry we gon make it (ahahwwww)
I know we gonna make it (weíre gonna make it)
Címon baby we gon make it (yeahhhh)
We gon make it (yeahhahhahhhh)
Donít worry we gon make it (weíre gonna make it)
Weíve gotta make it (weíve gotta make it)
Weíve gotta make it (oh yeah)
Know weíre gonna make it
Weíre gonna make it, gonna make it, we gotta make it, know we gonna make it...