YOU ARE HERE: WDW  >  KRS-One  >  Songs  >  Why
« PREVIOUS SONGNEXT SONG »

KRS-One - Why

Edit Information Add Photos

Who's Dated Who feature on Why - KRS-One including trivia, pics, news, vital stats, fans and facts.

Do you like KRS-One?

16,957 views

See also Why Lyrics

Music Video

The following Youtube video has been added by our user community for this KRS-One song:
KRS-One "Why" Music Video

Song Lyrics

Class in session,what, is, democracy?
Yo it's the rule of the people, the self rule
It's what the people want
That's right, but is this a democracy?

Nah, democracy is a goal to be attained
That's right, the character of the people should be reflected
In the laws and the institution of the state
Pssh, I don't see my character reflected, tell me

Why are all the schools, they fallin' apart?
And why the youth not takin' no musical art?
And why the professionals really don't know where to start?
No, one, really, cares, about

Why the people ain't trustin' the law and the order
And why the hookers from 70's look like our daughters?
And why the radio station they help with the slaughter?
No, one, really, cares, about

The mind, they usin' until it's time they doin' a rhyme
Will ruin what you doin' if you crime pursuin'
Let me tell you 'bout gettin' your family out the mean ghetto
To green meadows where you can finally be settled

That street level, freak level, pullin' out heat level
Eatin' meat level, deceit level, that's that beast level
You gotta stand upright in a house with three levels
Where you don't even see devils

Unless he shovels the snow
Many philosophers live on the low
Never crazy hazy or lazy we get up and go
Whaddya know, I'm always teaching after the show

Not messin' with hoes, I'm with my wife, changin' my clothes
Blowin' my nose, deliverin' blows to foes
With new flows, then disappear where nobody knows
Cause I got too many questions, too many lessons
I gotta go, too many people stressin' but I gotta know

Why these officers gunnin' us down on our block?
And why the President never steps in on these cops?
And why the mayor don't even look like he in shock?
No, one, really, cares, about

Why the call of the poor is always ignored?
And why the senators governors breakin' the law?
And why they taxin' and taxin' and taxin' the poor?
No one really cares about

You, me or themselves you can tell, they livin' in hell
But they come on the TV lookin' so swell
Sellin' you dreams of schemes of you gettin' green and cream
But they never explain the work and all it means

You got to visualize, close the lid on your eyes
And visualize, minimize lies
See yourself bigger in size, quicker to rise up
Wise up climb up, before your time's up but

Why are all the schools, they fallin' apart?
And why the youth not takin' no musical art?
And why the professionals really don't know where to start?
No, one, really, cares, about

Why the people ain't trustin' the law and the order
And why the hookers from 70's look like our daughters?
And why the radio station they help with the slaughter?
No, one, really, cares, about

The votes
That's right
The politics
That's right
The government you know
Uh-huh, people basically have the government they want
If people felt dissed, they'd be out rebellin' right now

Release History

The KRS-One song "Why" appears on the following albums:
The Sneak Attack
24 April 2001

The Sneak Attack

  1. Intro (0:16)
  2. Ghetto Lifestyles (1:59)
  3. Attendance (3:27)
  4. Hot (3:00)
  5. Why (2:38)
  6. Doth Thou Know (0:51)
  7. The Lessin (4:32)
  8. The Mind (3:52)
  9. Hiphop Knowledge (5:09)
  10. What Kinda World (3:24)
  11. I Will Make It (2:25)
  12. B Side Intro (0:16)
  13. Get Your Self Up (4:45)
  14. Krush Them (3:38)
  15. Hush (3:55)
  16. The Sneak Attack (4:18)
  17. Shutupayouface (3:44)
  18. False Pride (2:39)
  19. The Raptism (2:59)


« PREVIOUS SONGNEXT SONG »
Who's Dated Who? content is contributed and edited by our readers. You are most welcome to update, correct or add information to this page. Update Information
KRS-One

Main Details

Other Details

Career

Media

Publicity

Community

Features


Search by celebrity name, topic or keyword

Snapshot

Edit Information

Song Duration
2:38

Categories

View All (29)


KRS-One Categories »

Join Now

Register to update information, save favorites, post photos, news stories and comments. A LucyMe.com login allows you to edit our four websites.

Already A Member?

Email


Password



Our Website Community
Whos Dated Who
  • Celebrity dating gossip
  • Celebrity couples
  • Celebrity babies

A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  
N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  Y  Z    
Lucy Who
  • Celebrity profiles
  • Filmographies and TV show credits
  • Magazine covers
  • Quotes and trivia
  • Discographies and lyrics
Fan Pix
  • Entertainment pictures
  • Films and television shows
  • Bands and solo artists
  • Famous people
All Star Pics
  • Celebrity photos
  • Movie stills and posters
  • TV show images
  • Bands and musicians
  • Partner with Wallpaper