Video: Common feat. Black Thought - Say Peace

Video: Common feat. Black Thought - Say Peace

Common featuring Black Thought
"Say Peace"
Official Music Video

Listen to 'A Beautiful Revolution, Part 1', available now to stream & buy everywhere

'A Beautiful Revolution, Part 1' is affirmation. It's recognition. It's elevation. It's music to go with a movement. Because the truth is, there is still so much work to do." -Common

Credits:
Production: Shpiel
Direction: Mark Leibowitz
Production Design: Domenica Leibowitz
Lighting Director: Christian Epps
Editors: Alexander Hemingway and Greg Tuzin
Commissioner: Nia Andrews

Musicians:
Common - vocals
Robert Glasper - keys
Karriem Riggins - drums
Burniss Travis - bass
PJ - vocals
Isaiah Sharkey - guitar
Alejandro Prawl - keys
DJ Dummy - DJ

Follow Common online via Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Lyrics:
Say peace we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me if you down with the struggle
All they really wanna do is cuff you
they don’t love you
Say peace we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me if you down with the struggle
All they really wanna do is cuff you
they don’t love you

Staring into the darkness like Marcus
Garvey I’m an artist
Respect to the goddess
They say I’m too modest
Because I’m the hardest
On this path to progress
There’s been carnage
Regardless this is a harvest for the world to harness
Elder’s dreams, creator’s promise
Being free is like paying homage
I’ve been on that peace black Dali lama
My college was between Stony and Cottage
The knowledge I got it because N* was bout it
Knew I had to pull it the bullet or the ballot
It’s like the parable of the story of the talents
Want my people get paper with no margins
Turning ghettos to gardens like Ron Finley
Through the stages of life the world’s wimbley
I MC from the point of entry of peace some find it all through their paper routin’
Some find their peace
Their peace through praise and shoutin’
And some find their peace through pulling the shades like Malcom
I found my peace, my peace through making these albums

Say peace we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me if you down with the struggle
All they really wanna do is cuff you
they don’t love you
Say peace we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me if you down with the struggle
All they really wanna do is cuff you
they don’t love you

Dystopian ground zero xenophobia
The love to Trope me and mis quote me.
They wrote me out of all accounts whethering shouldering small amounts till I called em out
I’m what this story is all about.
My arrival wasn’t willingly nah
but that’s chillingly the truth
No I fear for shots from cops killing me
They on the hunt for the blood
And we the auxiliary
The black power and love
I’m all the above above
We find peace in the culture I’m responsible to save
And every piece of the puzzle
Every article, the page
I’m at peace in the struggle
I’m awake and not afraid
While I’m channeling my energy
From particle to wave
The peace like Mandela seated on robbin Island
Wise like a prophet arriving from the highlands
Look I’m not here for any kinda problem
Keep me out of your gossip column thank you
I’m calm and tranquil
At the time and place too i shine
Word to God, Im divine, and graceful
the grind could break you if you concentrate
You could find your faith
With a highest conscious takes you
That’s peace

Say peace we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me is you down with the struggle
All they really wanna do is cuff you
they don’t love you
Say peace we don’t really want no trouble
Tell me is you down with the struggle
All they really wanna do is cuff you
they don’t love you

Your loss
You gotta walk on the right path
Big life
Liberty straight up
Man kind
Sing song

Tell me what your fighting for x4

Official music video by Common featuring Black Thought performing "Say Peace". © 2020 Common., Under exclusive license to Loma Vista Recordings. Distributed by Concord.