Streets, The - Alleged Legends Lyrics




Some people live their lives by a little red book
The points for right lying out and guides them good
They never really mimic every word by eye
'Cuz if they did they'd be in a whole world of strife
The book's quite old school, but then it was tough
It contains some quite experimental justice
The thinking people are thinking that without this book
That without these verses we'd pillage and murder but,
Following this red book word for word
Leads you to actually pillage and murder
Could it be so what we think to be right,
Is simply the opinion that survived?

Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

There's a bloke in the book who made everything
He knows every individual and every trick in them
Way above emotion, never getting stressed
But when men choose against him, gets jealous
People fight for him in crippling wars
But since he has the power of infinite awe
We're merely itching on futilities floor
Should we really be needing to assist him at all?
If he loves us all, knowing all we think
Should he only like people with faith in him?
Given I can't control what I truly believe,
Can I be forgiven for only believing who I see?

Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by
Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by

Could it be time to avoid this bush?
So we wouldn't be blind when joining up coulds
Could we see both sides of the coin for the good?
Breed less strife on our voyage for good?
Getting threatened by men with questions
We'll never get anywhere rejecting evidence
Could we test everything instead of betting,
On alleged legends?
If we teach that it's right to blindly believe
If we reach to the sky to define our meaning
Well I agree what's right will keep driving people to fight with people

Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
That's the religion I live by





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Streets, The Alleged Legends Comments
  1. Helen Bostock

    good song

  2. Spaceman Spiff

    CORRECT LYRICS:

    Some people live their lives by a little red book
    The points for right lying out and guides them good
    They never really mimic every word by eye
    'Cuz if they did they'd be in a whole world of strife
    The book's quite old school, but then it was tough
    It contains some quite experimental justice
    The thinking people are thinking that without this book
    That without these verses we'd pillage and murder but,
    Following this red book word for word
    Leads you to actually pillage and murder
    Could it be so what we think to be right,
    Is simply the opinion that survived?

    Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
    'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
    That's the religion I live by

    There's a bloke in the book who made everything
    He knows every individual and every trick in them
    Way above emotion, never getting stressed
    But when men choose against him, gets jealous
    People fight for him in crippling wars
    But since he has the power of infinite awe
    We're merely itching on futilities floor
    Should we really be needing to assist him at all?
    If he loves us all, knowing all we think
    Should he only like people with faith in him?
    Given I can't control what I truly believe,
    Can I be forgiven for only believing who I see?

    Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
    'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
    That's the religion I live by
    Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
    'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
    That's the religion I live by

    Could it be time to avoid this bush?
    So we wouldn't be blind when joining up coulds
    Could we see both sides of the coin for the good?
    Breed less strife on our voyage for good?
    Getting threatened by men with questions
    We'll never get anywhere rejecting evidence
    Could we test everything instead of betting,
    On alleged legends?
    If we teach that it's right to blindly believe
    If we reach to the sky to define our meaning
    Well I agree what's right will keep driving people to fight with people

    Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright
    'Cuz when you're bad you will feel sad
    That's the religion I live by

    ^CORRECT LYRICS^

  3. Martin Procter

    in my opinion to believe in God is fine, but to believe in any of the gods mentioned in a book is beyond retarted!!!!!

  4. R E

    probably (ESPECIALLY) in todays world the best and most sensible song ever written. I love Mike (I ain't gay or out) haha

  5. Andrea Jones

    so where are you tonighit chris mass coming profit lost but we,re a waitin show your soul . slam us a rhym

    Alrightfans

    Andrea Jones thats a hell of a comment

  6. Wintertoniscoming

    some of the lyrics in the description are slightly off..

  7. Chris Kerr

    Mike Skinner. Legend

  8. zadakman

    Insightful song!!

  9. Master Flex

    This is one of my favourite songs. Why? Because it brings a point across. A very valid point, too.

    David Maggs

    what point? that he doesn't understand christians or God.

  10. MichaelG

    yes....

  11. Kurt Perry

    pretty sure its just about religion

  12. Ben Osborn

    'Following this red book word for word
    Leads you to actually pillage and murder' ............Is this true?

  13. Mr. Z

    Did you heard in 0:56 someone coughing? Or is it my imaginery? :D

  14. justatube

    the invention of lying.

  15. Jake Swihura

    This hit me personally. This religious and philosophical view is beautiful, intelligent, and my view is incredibly similar.

  16. PY11235

    what a great meaning that he expresses
    so true. Fuck athiesm yeah. nice one mike

    Martin Procter

    fuck atheism??? i thought it has the opposite opinion??

    PotatoAimNr1

    Martin Procter you're right.
    that guy must be deaf or something

  17. Sh1t0nTheVilla

    @yipyipR ts not about chairman Mao, its about the bible why else would he say 'can i be forgiven for only believing in who i see' refering to god and the little red book is a pocket guide to the bible , although mao did make his little red book it is about the bible

  18. IRFodder

    pure awesome, I listen to this on my mp3 player 3+ times a day. It mirrors my thoughts on the insanity people call religion.

    Martin Procter

    well you sir are gonna burn in hell for eternity!!!!!

    Martin Procter

    joke, any recognised RELIGION is pure bull shit!!!

    David Maggs

    you have no evidence for your baseless and inane assertion.

  19. Ryan Atkins

    @mackoftoronto Idk how people got 9/11... unless they're referring to it as one act of violence created by religion. Thats only one of many though, so not worth mentioning. Also, this could apply to any of the big 3 monotheist religions, not just Christianity. They're all plagues.

    Kenneth Demeester

    There is nothing wrong with believing in something, whatever it is. It is very wrong to use the thing you believe in as a alibi to hurt others or yourself. As far as I'm concerned, I could understand someone believing in a potato as a tool to lead his/her life, as long as you don't throw the potato to another one's head if he/she believes in something else.

  20. Ellidegg

    it'd about christianity & the bible's "alleged legends"

  21. gwoxer

    @killcs I don't think so, that's just about Christianity, at least I understand it like this!

  22. gwoxer

    @djole70 A dude with a Jamba song as a favorite will never understand the meaning! The song is one of the most intelligent one I've ever heard.

  23. VoidBeyondTheRift

    @TheJasenator Dude Buddhists burned themselves alive as protest in Vietnam. Chill guys.

  24. VoidBeyondTheRift

    @NightmareKingz LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL Hip hop is like the dumbest genre, of course its not hip hop.

  25. bigderekkeene

    @TheJasenator even bhuddists? Hare Krishnas?

  26. hallaisback

    @chelmsleyu dude try atmosphere and all them, brother ali, pos

  27. Sammy AbuKmeil

    @MrMrCannabliss well said.... listen to the lyrics and tell me it doesn't get you thinking, in comparison to "i get bitches and hoes and cars YE YE YE!" : /

  28. John S

    @kimbosmum

    wow this is ignorant. Ummm no slavery had nothing to do with christianity. They were victims of slavery themselves, wake up and realize christians are persecuted all over the globe.

    You really should study history before making a claim to know history.

  29. LFCHAYDLFC

    i fuckin hate religion and i despise christianity this song is exactly how i feel towards religion

  30. supertye

    He is offically the UKs number one urban street poet

  31. Darrell Brown

    nice one! tbh i never knew the name for his style. all i know is that he's a legend :)

  32. Darrell Brown

    can i just say this isnt rap, it isnt hiphop, mike skinner isnt a "rapper" its a style created by him, stop trying to compare!

  33. RyLocke512

    its against religion....

  34. Greg Brewer

    why do we need artists like this in the US? We sell the streets in our stores, i don't want an imitation, something about English rap sounds great on top of mike skinner being a genius. I love Eminems new album for the most part, sometimes i want to think, othertimes i want to hear good sounds while L-riding down the L.I.E.

  35. killcs

    this tune is referring to the 9/11 inside job and following wars i think.. but im german it might be i dont understand properly

  36. Christoffer Sørensen

    "Do what you think's right, and you will feel alright. Cause when you are bad, you will feel sad. That's the religion i live by" It has become my god damn motto ! :)

  37. FLY777300

    strongest person i know is good too

  38. FLY777300

    Dawkins is always right!

  39. johnnyfatsac

    "The God of the Old Testament is arguably the most unpleasant character in all fiction: jealous and proud of it; a petty, unjust, unforgiving control-freak; a vindictive, bloodthirsty ethnic cleanser; a misogynistic, homophobic, racist, infanticidal, genocidal, filicidal, pestilential, megalomaniacal, sadomasochistic, capriciously malevolent bully." - Richard Dawkins

  40. Megan Cahill

    fuckin buzzin tune mate
    na it ent the best track on the album
    i reckon you obv need to listen to the album again.
    everything is borrowed is the best new tune and the strongest person i know.

    safe mate