LYRICS

Artist:  Lil' Kim
Song Title:  Lighters Up (Welcome To Brooklyn)
Album Title:  The Naked Truth
Submitted By:  Gemini_20502K

 

[Verse 1: Lil' Kim]
I come from Bed-Stuy, where n****s either do or they 'gon die
Gotta keep the ratchet close by
Someone murdered, nobody seen nobody heard it, just another funeral service
N****s will get at you, come through shinin they yap you, in broad daylight kidnap you
Thugs they get clapped to, police stay on us like tatoos, n****s only grind cause we have to
Money is power, sling crack, weed and powder, fiends come through every hour
It's all about that dollar, and we no deal with cowards, weak lamb get devoured
By the lion and the concrete jungle the strong stand and rumble
The weak fold and tumble if they land up trouble
Brooklyn home of the greatest rappers, BIG comes first and the Queen comes after

[Chorus: Lil' Kim]
Now put your lighters up, Bed-Stuy, put your lighters up
Fort Greene, put your lighters up, Flatbush keep puttin them lighters up
Brownsville, put your lighters up, East New York, put your lighters up
Bushwick keep puttin them lighters up, no matter where your from put your lighters up

[Verse 2: Lil' Kim]
Now let me give you a walk through, show you what to do when you don't do
Where it's not safe to go to
Them boys approach you, better stay quick who you close to
Don't come through if n****s don't know you
Cause people was talkin, the streets is watchin, the D's is lurkin stash the nine in the garbage
The life of a hustler, the life of a gambler, dice game kill more n****s than cancer
You know who you f**k with, Brooklyn don't run we run s**t
Roll up and just bumrush s**t
We don't play that, out in BK not at all, four pound leave your face on the wall
R.I.P. in memory of, never show our enemies love
We get it on were we live, better have a pass when you cross that bridge
Welcome to Brooklyn

[Chorus: Lil' Kim]
Now put your lighters up, Crown Heights, put your lighters up
Red Hook, put your lighters up, CI keep puttin them lighters up
Canarsie, put your lighters up, Gowanus, put your lighters up
Williamsburg keep puttin them lighters up, no matter where your from put your lighters up

[Bridge: Lil' Kim]
Damn homey I'm so 'toe, and I don't think I'm ever 'gon smoke no 'mo
And I don't think I'm ever 'gon drink no 'mo
But f**k it bartender you can give me one 'mo (We in the club like)
Damn homey I'm so 'toe (Lightin the dutch like)
And I don't think I'm ever 'gon smoke no 'mo (Back in the club like)
And I don't think I'm ever 'gon drink no 'mo (Back at the bar like)
But f**k it bartender you can give me one 'mo (Seen!!!)

[Verse 3: Lil' Kim]
BIG done told you, I'm the hottest b**** on the planet, biggest sex symbol since Janet
There's a naughty bandit, layin in the cut like a bandahe
Come through Fulton Street in the vanquish
Doin the damage, and if you don't understand it, then let me give it to you in spanish
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Still over in Brazil sippin Moscato, you must've forgot though
So I'm a take it back to the block yo, put you on to how we rock yo
Some are boostin, twelve year olds prostitutin, hitman hired for execution
There's no solution, n****s still piss in the hallways, fiends get high in them all day
The youth them bang at the cops off the roof, you don't know, my town is the truth
Welcome to Brooklyn

[Chorus: Lil' Kim]
Now put your lighters up, Brooklyn, put your lighters up
Manhattan, put your lighters up, Queens, keep puttin them lighters up
Staten Island, put your lighters up, Long Island, put your lighters up
Boogie Down Bronx keep puttin them lighters up, no matter where your from put your lighters up

[Bridge: Lil' Kim]
Damn homey I'm so 'toe, and I don't think I'm ever 'gon smoke no 'mo
And I don't think I'm ever 'gon drink no 'mo
But f**k it bartender you can give me one 'mo (We in the club like)
Damn homey I'm so 'toe (Lightin the dutch like)
And I don't think I'm ever 'gon smoke no 'mo (Back in the club like)
And I don't think I'm ever 'gon drink no 'mo (Back at the bar like)
But f**k it bartender you can give me one 'mo (Seen!!!)