D'Angelo - 1000 Deaths Lyrics




[Verse 1:]
I can't believe I can't get over my fear
They're gonna send me over the hill
Ah, the moment of truth is near
They're gonna send me over the hill
I can't believe I'm so caught up in the thrill
Ain't nothin' (And nothing's) gonna change my will
Locked and loaded up, and I know the drill
(Say know what I'm saying)
They're gonna send me over the hill
I been a witness to this game for ages
And if I stare death in face, no time to waste
But oh!

[Chorus:]
And if I charge it to the game before
Every time I slip into the unknown
Well, that's only when the spot gets blown
It's war
That is the law!
I won't nut up when we up thick in the crunch
Because a coward dies a thousand times
But a soldier only dies just once
Once, once

[Verse 2:]
Yaweh, Yehushua
He don't want no coward soldier
Aaah stick it in the golden sand
Musta didna hearda ma prayer
I receive everything that it means
And wield it victoriously
Aha, and cast out all the wickedness
(When they) send me over the hill
I was born to kill
Send me over the hill
I been a witness to this game for ages
And if I stare death in face, no time to waste
But oh!

[Chorus]





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D'Angelo 1000 Deaths Comments
  1. Zuri Poole

    black people invented rock and roll btw.

  2. Tom Kraemer

    Years later, this song still sends chills down my spine.

  3. Travis Wheeler

    Whole album is.....😎

  4. Prodigal Son

    3:23 he says YAHWEH YAHUSHUA. PRAISE THE GOD OF HEAVEN AND THE SAVIOR OF THE WORLD. HALLELUYAH

  5. Trey Charles

    You can thank the Romans for white washing Jesus. Just what cultures do, many Asian countries represent Jesus as an Asian.
    So on & so forth, regardless i love that opening!

  6. _chary

    gotta say this is a better meeting of rock and R&B than anything Funkadelic did. This is powerful

  7. Jeron White

    I hear prince but also listen hard you’ll hear the OutKast/ Andre 3000 vibes also

  8. Ken k

    He truly blacked one of the greatest tracks ever made yer I said it

  9. Cynthia Brown

    Thank U D’Angelo for not forgetting Ferguson, Missouri the day of murder was just 3 days ago least forget.✊🏻✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿✊🤜🤛🤜🏿🤛🏻.

  10. Art&Copy24

    Yeah years later, they're going to sample, chop screw and rap over these tracks. Brilliance.

  11. llama40204

    THE FUNK IS ALIVE!!!!!!

  12. Samuel Odell

    I love d'angelo but I really struggle with this album. It sounds mental. Some of it literally unlistenable. What happened to melody and soul and funk? I wonder if this is the emperors new clothes...

  13. Robert Robertson

    This maybe the greatest song of all time

  14. Melvin Stephens

    VIRGINIA! pharrell Williams Betta get this nigga in the "something in the water" festival for 2020? its a virginia thing you wouldnt understand #virginia

  15. SouConVo

    Just one of the many #ADOS anthems. Slaute to our #ADOS brother D'Angelo for this soulful music!

  16. Jazz Vibe

    Anderson .Paak took so much inspiration from this. He knows..

  17. Ronny P

    Damn that got my attention ..

  18. DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    The brilliance of Black Messiah is that D'angelo made it for 2019. If you look around, a lot of Black people are Waking up to the fact that we are the true children of Israel. D'Angelo knew the Awakening was just around the corner, listen to 1000 deaths. In that song he says "the moment of truth is near" . The moment of truth he is referring to is the Awakening of the true children of Israel(The Negros).

  19. DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    ISRAEL (THE NEGROS) ABOUT TO BANG ON THE BEAST!!!

  20. Shante1019

    Dr. Khalid Muhammad in the beginning >>> 💪🏾🔥❤️🖤💚 My ancestors.. My hero

  21. Worthwhile It was

    Hi. I'm korean with not-good english listening skill. I love D'angleo and many artists. i found interpretation of this song, but before 1:21 not written. could you help me for giving speech subtitle or short summary

  22. Ron Edward

    Does he purposely mumble through the song in order to force us to look up the lyrics and better understand the message?

    j Pat

    It has to be done on purpose. All of songs are mumbled. Only the chorus is understandable. He forces you to look up lyrics. It is annoying. Enunciate!!!!

  23. Favaro Leone

    its been 4 years since this album released. don't make us wait another 10 like last time!

  24. Jess Hart

    Unh. GodDAMN that soul-scream at 4:45! You know that shit was just right in the moment and uncontrolled, and when they got it on tape everyone lost their goddamn minds.

  25. Joe Jerry

    Played this on blast in my car...I had to apologize to my speakers when this song was over...my man D'Angelo...too funky!!!

  26. macdabluepanther

    This is too good! Why am I just hearing this album??

    nolva 757

    why you maybe brainwashed by the other bullshit out there? enjoy because this is the only r&b album i really listen to a true masterpiece antique

  27. DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    THIS IS A MESSAGE FOR THE TRUE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL!

  28. Tobi Dean

    Nah I love D's music he's one of my favorites along side of Prince....but I wasn't feeling this track...just being honest....I didn't think there would be a song I wouldn't like of his..oh well there's always a first for everything...luvya D!

    Melvin Stephens

    strays on repeat for me and hasnt even grew on me yet

  29. sandeep kanapur

    2018 anyone..😎😍😍Monster Track

  30. Amoré Johnson

    ❤🌹🔥

  31. Mica Oya

    His adlibs are life ✨

  32. DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    Let me break this down to you because I know this is a touchy subject. God has a chosen bloodline of people who in his eyes are above all people. It constantly tells you this in the bible, the words"Jacob" and "Israel" represent the same nation of people. Now let see what the Bible says


    Isaiah 44:1
    Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:


    Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

    Psalms 135:4
    For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

    Leviticus 20:26
    And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

    Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel


    Now who are the true Israelites today? According to the bible the Israelites are cursed for breaking a convenient with The most high

    Deuteronomy 28:15
    But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

    now these next verses reveals who the true Israelites are

    Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

    The so called Black Americans have been given images of a false messiah(god)(white jesus) false interpretations of the bible and false religions, Christianity, Muslim etc. Taken away from there history and heritage


    Deuteronomy 28:68
    And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

    Black Americans were brought to America by ships, the word "Egypt" in this verse means "house of bondage" . "No man shall buy you" in this verse means no man shall free the so called Black Americans from bondage. Yes the so called Black Americans today are physically free but still mentally enslaved

    Deuteronomy 28:16
    Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.


    who was picking cotton in the fields and getting they backs whipped up? the so called black man. In every ghetto in America who do you see? Black Americans. Drugs poverty mental illness etc.

    Deuteronomy 28:26
    And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

    Who was hanging from them trees to be meat for the birds? The so called black American

    Deuteronomy 28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.

    The so called black man and woman had yokes of iron around there neck coming off them slave ships. Blacks Americans get there food, clothing and water from the so called white man. We don't own any stores or factories. We work for the so called white man and give our money right back to him"Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies"

    Now what does The Most High have to say about the people today who claim to be Jews but do not line up with Bible prophecy...

    Revelation 2:9
    I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    This is The Most High letting the true Israelites know that he knows our pain. Those who are in control are evil and have tried to deceive the world by hiding who the real children of Israel are. For those who are not Israelites I hope that they can find it in there hearts to still spread the truth and maybe God will show mercy upon them. I know it's a hard pill to swallow for the other nations but it's the truth.

  33. Eric Toomer

    When I heard this years ago with Khalid and D'Angelo on the same track.....

  34. blaqmarc

    I DJ at a vinyl fest and I played this on a Technic 1200 turntable...0.0!!!!!! People lost their minds.

  35. King Kirin

    effect at 1:21 - 1:31 & the breakdown at the end are pretty tight.. this song sounds like free formed madness

  36. Beth Custer

    Remains one of my very favorite LPs of all time. Thank you, D'Angelo.

  37. PAH & TAK

    I miss this kind of soul

  38. Quincy Patterson

    How does a album this great fly under the radar as it has?????

  39. Heather Vandermeer

    I totally slept on this album so cool.

  40. Brandon Inu

    tbh this song was an acquired taste for me but its good

  41. SouConVo

    Hands down. My favorite track on the album. I picked this up as soon as it came out. Currently making a collection of all inspirational black music for my three beautiful black boys to grow up with. Love it!

  42. Quincy Patterson

    This whole album is greatness.

  43. BLAKBODHISATTVA

    I listened to Black Massiah, and I was like god damn...Dangelo did it again...I didnt know what to expect and it exceeded my expectations, wildly original and creative......salute

  44. Alex S

    Anyone else have trouble understanding what he is actually singing?

    DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    Alex S God has a chosen bloodline of people who in his eyes are above all people. It constantly tells you this in the bible, the words"Jacob" and "Israel" represent the same nation of people. Now let see what the Bible says


    Isaiah 44:1
    Yet now hear, O Jacob my servant; and Israel, whom I have chosen:


    Amos 3:2 You only have I known of all the families of the earth: therefore I will punish you for all your iniquities.

    Psalms 135:4
    For the LORD hath chosen Jacob unto himself, and Israel for his peculiar treasure.

    Leviticus 20:26
    And ye shall be holy unto me: for I the LORD am holy, and have severed you from other people, that ye should be mine.

    Matthew 15:24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel


    Now who are the true Israelites today? According to the bible the Israelites are cursed for breaking a convenient with The most high

    Deuteronomy 28:15
    But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

    now these next verses reveals who the true Israelites are

    Deuteronomy 28:64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.

    The so called Black Americans have been given images of a false messiah(god)(white jesus) false interpretations of the bible and false religions, Christianity, Muslim etc. Taken away from there history and heritage


    Deuteronomy 28:68
    And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.

    Black Americans were brought to America by ships, the word "Egypt" in this verse means "house of bondage" . "No man shall buy you" in this verse means no man shall free the so called Black Americans from bondage. Yes the so called Black Americans today are physically free but still mentally enslaved

    Deuteronomy 28:16
    Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.


    who was picking cotton in the fields and getting they backs whipped up? the so called black man. In every ghetto in America who do you see? Black Americans. Drugs poverty mental illness etc.

    Deuteronomy 28:26
    And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

    Who was hanging from them trees to be meat for the birds? The so called black American

    Deuteronomy 28:48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.


    The so called black man and woman had yokes of iron around there neck coming off them slave ships. Blacks Americans get there food, clothing and water from the so called white man. We don't own any stores or factories. We work for the so called white man and give our money right back to him"Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies"


    Deuteronomy 7:6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.


    Look how we dominate anything they allow us to get or hands on...We dominate Sports, Music, Entertainment, Basically anything. Example. Michael Jackson had everybody round the world wanting to be like him. Everything we do they copy us...Why do you think that is. Because as this verse says we are a special people.

    Song of Solomon 1:10 Thy cheeks are comely with rows of jewels, thy neck with chains of gold.

    The negro is the only nation of people that are well known for wearing gold, jewelry in there mouths and chains around the neck


    Now what does The Most High have to say about the people today who claim to be Jews but do not line up with Bible prophecy...

    Revelation 2:9
    I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.

    Revelation 3:9 Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan, which say they are Jews, and are not, but do lie; behold, I will make them to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee.


    This is The Most High letting the true Israelites know that he knows our pain. Those who are in control are evil and have tried to deceive the world by hiding who the real children of Israel are.

  45. Shake AU

    too messy for my liking

  46. Jaye P.

    Does anybody hear PRINCE??????? Or is it just me? He totally could have done this song!

    Trevis Austin

    Jaye P. prince could have did this up until around 1995. after that Year his creativity kinda was off and on. prince last album of brilliance was 2001 the rainbow children imo

  47. Ms. M.

    BAM!!!! O-:

  48. Nestor Espitia

    dat bass tho

    Ms. M.

    Nestor Espitia
    Like whoooooo! ;D

  49. Jeremiah Hunter

    its funky but not the soulful rhythm i like

  50. Jeremiah Hunter

    This is the one song i dont like.cuz of the guitar and bassline like its too shaky

    theFjords

    it was meant to sound ugly and grungey imo.

    I Love

    Exactly the reason I do like it. The balance wobbling gives me the feeling like everything under my skin is subtly shaking, like a gentle maraca rhythm..

    Jeremiah Hunter

    Yea its definetly progressive

  51. BroKhalidMuhammad

    RIP To Khalid Muhammad. May God bless your soul

  52. Man Slauta

    a coward dies 1000 deaths - Tupac

  53. Jimmy Shingle

    Thank you, Thank you, Thanking you... D'angelo... Love you to death... Thank you my Nicca... Black Music to the core... Therapy

    Ms. M.

    Jimmy Shingle
    Fo sho! ♡

  54. nolva 757

    just imagine if you was from Virginia now that's Virginia #757

    joe tate

    He"s from the 804 and the 703 is better.

    nolva 757

    757 bro and we have the most musicians Iol

  55. DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    Did D'Angelo predict the police shooting in Dallas? WOW!!!

  56. Karla Pryor

    I've always loved D'Angelo. He is definitely a musical genius like Prince. I can't get enough of "Sugah Daddy" what an awesome, funky song,love it!

  57. DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    All religion came from Africa 5000-10000 years ago we we were visited by beings from outer space.

  58. verdean613

    I'm just happy Prince lived long enough to hear this.

    nolva 757

    and phife

    Tony Key

    verdean613 We still got George tho

    357CLOUDY Black Feather

    And that's a mighty good thing.

  59. Restive Leech

    Dat bass doe🎸

  60. Flair IV

    Some of us are TOO SLOW to comprehend the brilliance of this.

    DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    To understand this album you have to read Deuteronomy 28.

  61. László Kovacs

    Jesus didnt have nappy hair lmfao what is that

    Nick

    +Hiram I حيرام of Tyre like wool

  62. Cookie Hill

    Black Messiah..awesome!! love every song! thank you D Angelo

  63. Doreen L.

    My favorite song on this album!!! The whole album is fiyah!

  64. RuukusBeats

    D'Angelo wants to help black people in United-States ? well, that's nice. Thus said, among all the black activists he could have sampled, I would have prefered if he didn't sample a guy who explicitely called for murder of babies.

  65. Fredrockroll

    this album is a masterpiece

    Alonso Rodrigez

    absolutely

    Joshua Saddler

    one of the most overlooked albums of all time

    Sam Ashley

    It won a Grammy. Would hardly say it was overlooked.

    Joshua Saddler

    +Sam Ashley it at least should have been nominated for Album of the year at the grammys

    Joshua Saddler

    +Sam Ashley it was snubbed of the recognition that it TRULY deserves

  66. Andre Jones

    they said overcooked, they said too much, too little too late... thing is it's a buyer's market with live streaming in place. D'Angelo can tour his name and make his chops back on produced product, while his fans can appreciate what they like about the artistry. He doesn't have to focus on producing material that has to go Gold, ...or he would. He has a Brand in Brown Sugar and Voodoo... Fortunate thing about today's market if you are an established artist ( even after being dormant) is this simple and really easy concept.

  67. Marie Claire

    Brilliant!

  68. Hasham Ulhaq

    CRACKA CHRIST!!

    Amina

    +Hasham Ulhaq lol

  69. straightnochaser

    WHACK MOTHERFUCKERS ARE THE ONES NOT FEELING THIS ALBUM AND THE SAME CORNY MOTHERFUCKERS THAT WENT ND BOUGHT KATEY PERRY, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, LIL WAYNE, YOUNG THUG, TAYLOR SWIFT AND MOST OF THE BULLSHIT THAT THESE WHACK RADIO STATION PLAY DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

    straightnochaser

    @Primophobic
    uh yeah ok brotha.

    Harmonee Abraham

    +Primophobic AMEN!

    Primophobic

    +straightnochaser hahaha

    VinWizzy

    tfw when you love d'angelo but also fuck with weezy, thug, and some of jt's material

    Asha

    Yes, to all except, Justin Timberlake. Justin has decent music. I just hope he never puts Drake in any of his songs ever again. He ruined 'Cabaret'. His 'rap' made me dehydrated. Shame on you, Drake. He should've took his Degrassi ass out of the studio.

  70. Henry The Sucker

    Phenominal song

  71. sleeplezzz

    Amazing album! Thanks for this D'angelo :)))

  72. bmusic10

    He can sound dead on Prince when he wants to.

  73. Audrey Gilbert

    R.I.P. Dr Khalid Muhummad a true warrior.

  74. Heitor Massola

    21st century "There's a Riot Goin' On"! I'm blown away by this

  75. DF M

    Jesus was an Arab just sayin

    GMS CONTRITION IS KEY

    +The Tiger of insainity Arabs are Ishmaelites not Israelites fool.

    DF M

    I meant middle eastern

    kim alonzo

    +The Tiger of insainity Absolutely!! And that's where he will be returning, in the middle east of Africa!!

    Waqar da paki g

    +marquess foust guess you haven't met many Arabs... A lot of them have curly hair similar to blacks

    DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    He was from the tribe of Judah which are the so called black Americans today.

  76. David Lawrence

    All ready found a place in my life history book

  77. latinfreestylesoulvinyl

    now that's FUNK MUSIC.... ;) thanks for posting....Funk music needs to make a comeback, and what better way of having D'Angelo display this masterpiece on his album :)

  78. Theresa Blackman

    My gosh this album is a masterpiece...Powerful music...D'angelo, my brother, well worth the wait.

  79. 6402680

    They may kill some of me, but they will never be able to kill all of me.

  80. andrew moonbeam

    Prince is listening to this thinking 'fuck'!What just happened!?

    James J

    +andrew moonbeam Funny bc the first thing I thought of when I heard this is Prince. And damn this is good.

    Chris Palmour

    prince wouldn't think the word "fuck"

    Amy McGraw-Pate

    then who wrote sexy motherfucker?

    L Moody

    Prince was actually one of his mentors... he called him for advice about the direction of a lot of this project.. and past projects... that's why when Prince passed he was unable to do the tribute...

    andrew moonbeam

    @L Moody Interesting, thanks.

  81. jeff oliva

    Jesus is a jerk, and he still owes me twenty bucks.

  82. Prophet X

    Love D'Angelo's sound!!

  83. LISA PIERRE

    I have chills listening to this song...so much energy, so much funk, so much emotion...LOVE IT!!! 4:51...MY SPOT! Damn guitar player rocking my world!

  84. Jason The Pisces-Rising

    ...you know a coward dies 1000 times, but a solider only dies just once,........ ONCE!!!!

    DLloyd_KiiiNG_Israel

    THE TRUE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL ARE WAKING UP!!!

  85. Remy Etienne Le Beau

    rapturously soulfunk fueled sermon...my church ..my reverend

  86. Dana Fripp

    OUT OF THE STRATOSPHERE!!!!!!!!!!

    SOUL TRANSFORMATIVE!!!!!!!!!

  87. Kevs Stream

    "Coming back like Jordan, wearing the 45" - Hov

  88. Ken De Silva

    WTF I think I’m cryin’!

  89. Ken De Silva

    D’ANGEL OF THE FUNK MESSIAH IS BACK AMONGST US, PRIASE BE!

  90. Hallie Tanner

    Then who was phone?

    Hallie Tanner

    Lik dis if u cry evertim

  91. Zam Zam

    I practice this song on my bass. FUNK!!!

  92. Art Deco

    The genius of D'.

    Right at the leading edge of experimentation. Sounds futuristic and vintage at the same time.

  93. Chris Chalfant

    This is truly amazing! Def hear the Prince influence. Saw the interview on Tavis Smiley. Glad to be turned on to your work! Thank you so much!

  94. Jarvis Fields

    If D'angelo evet did a track wit BJ the Chicago Kid, that would be hot lava! .... an album, together? I'd probably explode into stardust!

  95. Julice I

    R.I.P Dr. Khalid Muhammad...great song and I love that intro.

    Lou Schwick

    there's my answer, i guess

    BroKhalidMuhammad

    Long Live Khalid Muhammad

    Moiz Audio

    long live Captain Ali Rashid,Dr.Khalid and Malcolm

    Richard Tyson

    i don't understand why people liked him. he was a racist, homophobic, anti-semite who preached hate and violence

    DP77

    Richard Tyson He preached raw uncut truth

  96. asdf58

    Can anybody tell me about the speech at the begining? I was wondering as I listen to this song