Artist K'naan
Album Troubadour
Genre(s)
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And any man who knows a thing knows
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He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
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And every time I felt the hurt
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And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall


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I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
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I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
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I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
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I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze


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How did Mandela get the will to surpass the everyday
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When injustice had him caged and trapped in every way?
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How did Gandhi ever withstand the hunger strikes and all?
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Didn't do it to gain power or money if I recall
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It's to give,       I guess, I'll pass it on
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Mother thinks it'll lift the stress of Babylon
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Mother knows,       my mother she suffered blows
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I don't know how we survived such violent episodes
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I was so worried,  and hurt to see you bleed
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But as soon as you came out the hospital you gave me sweets
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Yeah,     they try to take you from me
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But you still only gave 'em some prayers and sympathy
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Dear mama,       you helped me write this
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By showing me to give is priceless


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And any man who knows a thing knows
               Bbm        Ab       Bbm
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
          Bbm    Ab       Db
And every time I felt the hurt
                              Bbm   Ab      Bbm
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall


    Bbm        Ab      Db
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
    Bbm        Ab      Bbm
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
    Bbm        Ab      Db
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
    Bbm        Ab      Bbm
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze


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All I can say is the worst is over now
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We can serve the hard times, divorce, it's over now
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They try to keep us out    but they doors is open now
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My xxxxx, Akon is gettin' awards and covers now
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This is K'naan     and still reppin' the S
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Comin' out of Mogadishu and still draped in the mess
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And no matter how we strong, homie
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It ain't easy comin' out of where we from, homie
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And that's the reason why, I could never play for me
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Tell 'em the truth is what my dead homies told me
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Ooh yeah, I take inspiration from the most heinous of situations
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Creating medication out my own tribulations
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Dear Africa,     you helped me write this
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By showing me to give is priceless


-same chord pattern-

And any man who knows a thing knows
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
And every time I felt the hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

Nothing is perfect man, that's what the world is
All I know is I'm enjoying today
You know 'cause it isn't every day that you get to give

And any man who knows a thing knows
He knows not a damn, damn thing at all
And every time I felt the hurt
And I felt the givin' gettin' me up off the wall

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze

I got nothin' to complain about
You know where I'm from
You know where I'ma last, so
You know I was flyin' high

I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it ride
I'm just gonna take a minute and let it breeze
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