Mos Def - New World Water Lyrics

[Mos Def]
There's nothing more refreshing (that cool refreshing drink)
Than a cool, crisp, clean glass of water
On a warm summer's day (That cool refreshing drink)
Try it with your friends

New World Water make the tide rise high
Come inland and make your house go "Bye" (My house!)
Fools done upset the Old Man River
Made him carry slave ships and fed him dead nigga
Now his belly full and he about to flood somethin
So I'ma throw a rope that ain't tied to nothin
Tell your crew use the H2 in wise amounts since
it's the New World Water; and every drop counts
You can laugh and take it as a joke if you wanna
But it don't rain for four weeks some summers
And it's about to get real wild in the half
You be buying Evian just to take a fuckin bath
Heads is acting wild, sippin poor, puffin dank
Competin with the next man for higher playin rank
See I ain't got time try to be Big Hank,
Fuck a bank; I need a twenty-year water tank
Cause while these knuckleheads is out here sweatin they goods
The sun is sitting in the treetops burnin the woods
And as the flames from the blaze get higher and higher
They say, "Don't drink the water! We need it for the fire!"
New York is drinkin it (New World Water)
Now all of California is drinkin it (New World Water)
Way up north and down south is drinkin it (New World Water)
Used to have minerals and zinc in it (New World Water)
Now they say it got lead and stink in it (New World Water)
Fluorocarbons and monoxide
Push the water table lopside
Used to be free now it cost you a fee
Cause oil tankers spill they load as they roam cross the sea
Man, you gotta cook with it, bathe and clean with it (That's right)
When it's hot, summertime you fiend for it (Let em know)
You gotta put it in the iron you steamin with (That's right)
It's what they dress wounds and treat diseases with (Shout it out)
The rich and poor, black and white got need for it (That's right)
And everybody in the world can agree with this (Let em know)
Consumption promotes health and easiness (That's right)
Go too long without it on this earth and you leavin it (Shout it out)
Americans wastin it on some leisure shit (Say word?)
And other nations be desperately seekin it (Let em know)
Bacteria washing up on they beaches (Say word?)
Don't drink the water, son they can't wash they feet with it (Let em know)
Young babies in perpetual neediness (Say word?)
Epidemics hopppin up off the petri dish (Let em know)
Control centers try to play it all secretive (Say word?)
To avoid public panic and freakiness (Let em know)
There are places where TB is common as TV
Cause foreign-based companies go and get greedy
The type of cats who pollute the whole shore line
Have it purified, sell it for a dollar twenty-five
Now the world is drinkin it
Your moms, wife, and baby girl is drinkin it
Up north and down south is drinkin it
You should just have to go to your sink for it
The cash registers is goin "cha-chink!" for it
Fluorocarbons and monoxide
Got the fish lookin cockeyed
Used to be free now it cost you a fee
Cause it's all about gettin that cash (Money)

Said it's all about gettin that cash (Money) [x9]
Johny cash (Money)
Roseland cash (Money)
Give me cash (Money)
Cold cash (Money)
[Repeat to fade]

Cash rules everything around me,

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Mos Def New World Water Comments
  1. chiefdryno

    He said "it don't rain for a full week in summer sometimes " the paradox is out here in Australia sometimes it doesn't rain all summer...

  2. Fuzzy Dunlop

    Mos goat status.

  3. Stu Dennahower

  4. Ronin User


  5. David R. Davidson

    Came here because of the YouTube Channel, "History With No Chaser".

  6. Michael Price


  7. Halim Haze


  8. Boris The Soviet Love-Hammer

    Nestle and Coke's anthem.

  9. L.T.

    Lyrical indoctrination and Water wars are upon us family. Thank you for the double entendre here MOS. The water and this hip hop game are both represented here. ✊🏾

  10. sam hamdan

    dope song, makes me want to have a cool tall drink of water.....................

  11. Vicente Jarpa

    Woow! 🔥

  12. elrenato82

    This is pure art. I love it!

  13. Stephen Ndenguino

    Def yasine bey

  14. theBlackBullz

    Don't drink the water, son they can't wash their feet with it.
    Lmao what a line

  15. Johnson Taylor

    Who makes a songs about water and make it sound this dope besides Mos. What a true artist.

  16. Tekkerz7

    Best song on the album!

  17. JT Stringer

    Go too long without it and youll leave earth

  18. JAY T

    Wow. 8 years later and i still love it. Dec 31 2018 almost 9 yrs now lol classic

  19. Lily Rachel


  20. George Szweden

    hands down best rapper of all time


    HE IS 100% CORRECT

  22. Mr. Green

    I will be bumping this as the world starts to burn and turn to ash

  23. Robert Daniels

    SO Effin' Relevant!!!


    He is absolutely correct

  25. Revoltingsheeple

    No one listened then and no one is listening now.

  26. Jay

    Shoutout Professor Banner from UT Austin for putting me on to this

  27. FIASCO

    new world order

  28. Randy LeBlanc

    This niggas coooold. Real rap

  29. Eric Melendez Battle

    Samori swygert brought Me here

  30. Darrell Folger

    Palos Verdes Calif, is drinking it down

  31. Zen Jenga

    We must end mankind's destruction of the environment or we WILL lose humankind and possibly the Earth forever. ▲21∞

  32. Mary Burrell

    I can’t believe I slept on this it’s so much truth in this.

  33. Mary Burrell

    God bless Flint, Michigan

  34. Rattle Snake

    Original water champ

  35. Solar Panel

    RIP Dr Sebi he used that Old School Water lol. Now we can barely find pure waters... Better start collecting heirloom seeds and making good water filters if you care about your health

  36. charleswatson332

    Flint Michigan

  37. Junior Juse

    Best most def song no debate

  38. K. D. Wilson

    Go off sib

  39. Bango Bang

    Far Rock fiends throw they needled into it and beach whores wash they shit in it.

  40. Ronald Donald

    so prophetic... he saw this years ago... and emcee so conscious and skillful that he can rap about water (also new world order) and make it sound dope.

  41. DJ originAL

    Added to my chill hip hop playlist

  42. Unwelcomed

    My favorite thing about this song is how true it still is 19 years later

  43. Danny Buchanan

    This is the proof you can write a great song about anything. I know what he's talking about big issues here, but at the same time you're never going to hear any other rapper talking about water pollution for a song not even as a metaphor. If you can write something that good about water, why not more weird topics?

    Fairplay Terrific

    Organized Konfusion "Stray Bullet" Nas "I Gave You Power" + "Fetus" "Talk Of New York" "Rewind" "Street Dreams" (Remix) Sticky Fingaz "Money" K-Rino "Grand Deception" Pharoahe Monch "Broken Again" 50 Cent "Baltimore Love Thing" Lupe Fiasco "Pressure" Lupe Fiasco "Gotta Eat" Elzhi "Februrary" Elzhi "D.E.M.O.N.S" Bahamadia Ft.Dwele "Beautiful Things" Saigon "Purple" Saigon "The Invitation" Ice Cube "The Mack" Jeru Tha Damaja "Ain't The Devil Happy" Eminem "Who Knew" Cee Lo Green " One For The Road" + "I Am Selling Soul" + "Big Ole Words (DAMN) Hi-Tek "Music Is For Life" I Love Rap.......Damn your Comment really reminded me why I Love Rap Music so Much.....

  44. tinjarir

    Cape Town!

  45. Karl Ndebele

    Cape Town 2018 #DayZero

  46. asiaglow

    Man man man 🔥🔥🔥🔥

  47. Sunmeet Singh

    MAD underrated song

  48. Nick Charlt

    I feel as if people are taking the song's lyrics too literally. Mos Def uses water as a symbol for money and capitalism in today's society.

    Oson Houston

    The song has two meanings the text and subtext

    Jess Colliflower

    While each one does have a flow both water and cash. But it was the lyrical flow what got everybody’s attention. Mos killed em

    Oson Houston

    @Jess Colliflower truth

  49. Makla

    the same cats who pollute the whole shoreline try to purify and sell it for a dollar 25

  50. AnonsCrossfader

    Mos is probably the GOAT because he can rap about water and make it dope af.

    Kingjaunpablo Monroe

    Plus he didn't steal his. Work like some rappers we know ..method man...I wrote c.r.e.a.m. it was about being able to buy baseball cards in 1992..aceyalone and ab ride booth either got the stuff from black clan or just wrote about being assholes

    iota soda


    William Reed

    Mick Jenkins the waters mixtape

  51. soul rebel9

    "use to be free now it cost you a fee"

  52. Makla

    The believers fight for the cause of God. The unbelievers fight for the cause of the Satan. So fight against the friends of Satan for the evil plans of Satan are certainly weak.

  53. Tripp Evans

    Love this song

    The Russians aren't trying to steal my vital essence with fluoride

  54. Marianne Gordon

    Depopulation Agenda...listen to what he's spitting!! God bless you all!! Chemtrails, Agenda 21, the water is poison, the food, the medicine....😢😢😢😢

  55. Jo Rap

    New World Water make the tide rise high
    Come inland and make your house go "Bye"

    DAMN. All the way back in 1999.

  56. Victor The Winner!!!

    Psycho les my dog the beatnuts mos def get em 👌🏾👌🏾👌🏾

  57. TollFree999

    This song is genius, and it never even gets brought up. Damn Shame

  58. Bitter ol James

    this song make me sad makes me want to do something

  59. Ronald Hasbrouck JR

    Mighty Mos Murdered It!

  60. Brandon Dean

    We drinking it

  61. Patrick McLaughlin

    Whoever put thumbs down on this is an agent lmaoo

  62. Connor Murphy

    Standing Rock finna be drinking it

  63. lol69_

    w o k e

  64. Joe Burgess

    this song is SLEPT ON!!!!!!!

    Where they at tho

    John Fedorko Its underground music, so if u wanna listen to people like mos def. You have to look for him which makes it better because we real fans not people who bandwagon for people like drake. When i rather listen to someone who's bars open up your mind= real hip hip to cleanse your soul.

    Ronald Hasbrouck JR

    +Where they at tho perfectly stated

  65. Adrian Barsh

    I've bought this album a record 4 times Hip Hop Classic...Can't deny this one

  66. Colin Alford

    nice playlist

  67. John Doe

    Google Search - T. Boone Pickens (buying all of the water in Texas!)

  68. Bgirl & Deejay Dinah

    Mos Def = Real Hip-Hop !

  69. Carolyn Wright

    fuck a bank and skank, nobody want to be big hank.. all y'all should prepare for this big ass tank but please keep riding on this skin thin rank.

    Carolyn Wright

    can't wash their feet with it. do you even know who def is talking about?? if not? why not? educate yourself. you know def has a homestead in the mountains because he's not stupid asf like America

    Carolyn Wright

    +Carolyn Wright BTW it'svery economical

  70. Steve Keenan

    oil wars will turn to water wars.... when the ice caps melt and heat rises (it was recently 129 degrees in Iraq) populations will be displaced and war increases as people compete for diminishing resources. Will this planet end up like mars...??? Hollywood shouldn't remake ghost busters/ Oceans 11... They should remake Soylent Green..


    Steve Keenan soylent green would shock people to attentiveness quickly

  71. neo zeed

    flint much love..

  72. APtheOutkast oneLove

    I see the future.

  73. Michael Stewart

    used to be free now it costs you a fee

  74. Ali White


  75. William Roberts

    50 cent heard this song and had an idea for a water company...

    Jess Colliflower

    William Roberts what was his idea to invest in the company??

  76. Bocar Cissokho

    I love the new world order
    It open my eyes
    to this important issue

  77. The Conscientious Objector

    19 people have been drinking that New World Water.

  78. Frank Eber

    Water or Diamonds?

  79. Pablo Chavez

    Rialto's Drinkin iT!

  80. Sushant B.

    awesome beat!

  81. Chorny

    how did i get here ?

    The Lethal Introspection Crew

    Chorny first, the universe began...

  82. Lorenzo Avery

    #FlintLivesMatter thanku

  83. Sesay Muhammed

    This song goes out to Flint, Michigan

    Solar Panel

    if you honestly think Flint is the only city in the entire country with shitty water you live under a rock. FLUORIDE is in ALL of your water supplies and its Killing us point blank period. Get reverse osmosis and collect rainwater!

    Bilal Tariq

    where in the song does he talk about fluoride? fluorides are beneficial to oral health.

    Frederik Silberschneider

    @Solar Panel u describe my truth

    JT Stringer

    Word. This is what hip hop was supposed to be

    irrelevance personified

    @Bilal Tariq you dumb ass. It says "Fluoride Carbon and monoxide" in the hook. Fluoride is horrible......

  84. Waranle

    wow mos def
    tracking and drought true now

  85. Samus T.

    Flint Michigan is drinkin it

    Tommy Wright

    fluoride is essential in all water for the human body. like everything that exists theres a balance

    Solar Panel

    You really think fluoride is essential in water? Please tell me you are joking. Look into that.. Look into Dr Sebi and the waters he used, and why they are So Rare now..


    @Solar Panel fluoride isnt dangerous in small amounts

    Solar Panel

    You are a fool if you honestly believe that. It all adds up in the body. Go really do some research on Fluoride then come back n tell me it makes sense to be in our water supply lmao

    Blu Bandit

    Solar Panel so what about the Tuskegee experiment

  86. Jason William

    Psycho Les a monster on the producto! crazy track all around, respect to the Vets of this shit

  87. William Green

    Mos Def needs more publicity.Just as big as Jz if you ask me! Mabe he wants to remain a Lil low key. This brother is beyond the truth!7!


    if mos was as public he would be killed like everyone else who tried to warn us

    Karma Kecleon

    There's too much Muslim fear propaganda for Mos Def to be able to be as commercially successful as Jay Z.

    dave smith

    quasi homosexuals is running this rap shit


    No he's no dummy.

    iota soda

    You are an asshole. What does that even mean.? As big as jay z? MOs def actually rhymes words. Bet you don’t remember that ! You no tellin’ half dead M F er. Get your get rights . And then shut the ef up. Ya big dummy.

  88. Definitely not Deadpool

    new world order?

    Topherchris Monsolo

    new world water

  89. Stephana Raadical

    tru dat yo's

  90. skaetur1


  91. Portia Karraira

    Stop FRACKING NOW!!!!!!!!!

  92. EhCSlater

    Every time I listen to this song it makes me go drink a big glass of water and feel like a dick for always taking that for granted...

  93. TheNorthman1957

    Most of you do not know but this is very true. Im surprized it has not been taken down.

  94. Patrick Brand

    dis my shit

  95. Mitch Spurlock

    i respect mos def because of songs like this, he has always been himself.  And he's trying to open society's eyes, oh well we'll learn once its too fucking late.

    Hassan Henry

    The lyrics man...:O

  96. Spooks McGhie

    Who are the ten people who dislike this? Are they responsible for this nasty water?

    Portia Karraira

    We can find them and make them accountable!

    Samus T.

    +Spooks McGhie
    sure governor Rick Snyder gave a thumbs down

  97. brittany collins

    Def was before his time on this one.


    brittany collins he sure was fam

  98. Sinsearach

    stare at the general features of his face
    he is a black Channing Tatum
    i swear if a photoshop pro blackified tatums face it would be so damn close to this