DJ Shadow - Systematic Lyrics




[Nas:]
The system will defeat itself
Nothing stays in a steady state It overheats and melts
It only feeds itself, the system
Yo I think it exists just because like a pit eats its pups eats its own litter up
The system's fucked, it's corrupt
As for its own survival, it's genocidal
No place and origin, no beginnin' cycle
Let's occupy our streets
It's crazy to think in the eighties
I wanted minks, and a Benz to listen to Michael
And Grand Puba, Maxwell to get cash while
I'm sippin' on drinks
And Nike sweatsuits and Gucci links
I'm like a Russian mob figure, I'm mad low
In the shadows, pick up the shadow
DJ Shadow, a rose and thrown blows
Can't see me, but Nas movin' the fastest
I'm a 3D movie, no need of glasses
I'm a 3D movie, no need of glasses

Hold your breath for fifteen seconds
Close your eyes, cover your ears, do not listen
Try to feel what I'm sayin'
Should make you feel is my new expression
Hold your breath for fifteen seconds
Close your eyes, cover your ears, do not listen
Try to feel what I'm sayin'
Should make you feel is my new expression

Systematic
Systematic

I wish I was a arms dealer to sale illegal arms in the hood
No backup check, put cash in my palms and we good
Lack of respect, get you to fall where you stood
Mathematics is God's language, it's in my blood
Art, music, letters and numbers
I'm a vessel, I'm humble
Meetin' start ups, I invest if I want to
Transformin' global markets with all of my partners
Methodical corporate culture, straight out the projects
What's the ingredients to the realest?
Place two cups of cranberry in the skillet
A half a cup of water, add some Henny
Let it cook for eight minutes, but you ain't finished
Let it simmer to the cranberry pop a little
Keep stirrin', sip it, it's art like Keith Haring
It gets in your blood, you start to feel what I'm feelin'
Don't listen, just try to feel what I'm feelin'

Hold your breath for fifteen seconds
Close your eyes, cover your ears, do not listen
Try to feel what I'm sayin'
Should make you feel is my new expression
Hold your breath for fifteen seconds
Close your eyes, cover your ears, do not listen
Try to feel what I'm sayin'
Should make you feel is my new expression

Systematic, uh
Systematic

The world first
Remember the past?
Cherish the present and work for tomorrow
Time is now
Time-time, time-time, time-time, time-time, time-time
Time-time is now
Wooh!





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DJ Shadow Systematic Comments
  1. Aata R

    Someone here because of "Silicon Valley" S04E01?

  2. thief25

    Fuck that bass though !!!!!!!!

  3. Shade jah Carr

    NaS makes It pretty crystal clear why it's called systematic cause we locked in the system we all fall victims like he said in one of his songs.

  4. Shade jah Carr

    God Speed to the true King & God MC NaS

  5. Marvin Rodriguez

    Need For Speed Payback on Xbox ONE

  6. Shade jah Carr

    And like neo from the matrix nas going to save us from the system

  7. Shade jah Carr

    NaS is neo from the matrix

  8. Shade jah Carr

    This is futureristic nas dumb people don't get it

  9. H2O Gaming

    i wish someone 8d this song

  10. Prashant Singh

    God speed racers

  11. The kid you see Outside you're window

    Heck ya nfs is my stuff

  12. The Man The Myth The Legend

    i love this fing song
    dj shadow kicks ass i have been listening for him for years

  13. Zavier Moss

    It Sounds like the pharcyde runnin

  14. Jonnie Fingaz

    Swat S1 · E22

  15. Nat Leakey

    Unbelievably great track!

  16. Si James

    People say Nas is dead.....
    "I'm never gonna die, I've never heard of death, energy can never be destroyed only but the flesh"

    Nas....(knows)

  17. Johnny Demon

    NFS Payback 🔊🎵🎶

    H2O Gaming

    yea boai

  18. KANYEda WESTaro

    hip-hop is saved

  19. Carlos tha Realest

    The 🐐 slaughter this track, So dope Ready for the Album King🔥🔥🔥

  20. résonance CKIAFM 88,3

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MGmlv5oinZw

  21. Erik Nibbles

    Nas and DJ Shadow?! How did I not see this for 2 months?

    andrew

    It's taken me 2 years.. That first verse is so sick. Damn..

  22. Blind Parrots

    Yeah, it's a dope track but no, the mountain has not fallen. They are a lot of air headed people who are blindly biting down hard on impossible, cutthroat bullshit. No time, nothing new, no now. People are idiots to trust the chain of gossip. Total idiots.

    thief25

    dude what u chit chatin about here ? elaborate

  23. angus rox

    thought nas was dead what is going on here

    Dreadlock Unicorn

    I think you're thinking of Nate Dogg

    angus rox

    nah dude, its nas the dead one

    Shorimitsu Nakamura

    Nas aint never fell. You talm about someone else

    Si James

    --I'm not going to die, I've never heard of death, energy can never be destroyed, only but the flesh--

    Nas.

  24. Jesus Solis

    Josh Davis and Eric Kaiser would be my dream collaboration hands down

  25. Jesus Solis

    holy shit two legends of different types of music wow

  26. PTR Crispy

    Can't wait!

  27. Talha Mian

    This was on Sillicon Valley I think

    KxngCorrupt

    Also NFS payback

  28. TYLER HUFF

    the GOAT doing what he do best