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from Black & White by DJ Triple Threat





I think we can save him
Pass me the scalpel! The scalpel!
Quick, quick, quick!
What’s his blood pressure
(It’s low sir! It’s low!)
What do you mean…?
No! We gotta save him!
Can’t lose him!

Shhhhh! Listen…

Verse 1:

Are you breathing?
Once a baby teething
Now a teen
And your rhyme and reason
Is dicey games and living like a heathen
Stay dropping out of school
To chill with them D-Boys
You be finding
Play hooky to hook up
Drugheads and bang tools
Got the drugs and the guns
Sold to a blueboy now you on the run
Ducking through traffic and alleys
Afraid of getting done
Cause they confiscated your ride
With your stash inside
Ran into big boss and you know this can’t be tight
He asks “Where’s the stash?! Where’s the cash?!”
Then you hear a gun blast
This isn’t MLK ‘cause you ain't free at last
In the ICU, breathing ya last
Blueboys on the bedside reading your Miranda rights
Trying to pray to God now
As the EKG blips
Repenting now
As the IV drips
Thinking of the foolishness
And all the things you did
Only 15 years old
But tried to live like you’re grown
Dead at 9:15, three days later a funeral
But did you make it home?
Man, only God knows
So in you life and times
How will you story
Read between the lines
Cause you only get one life before you flatline
How you gonna live before you flatline? Hey!

Chorus (2x):

You only get one life before you flatline (3x)
How you gonna before you flatline?! Hey!

Verse 2:

Are you still dreamin’?
At ten, sewing and seamin’
Watching BET and MTV and
Drawing what the celebs be wearin’
Fast forward, eighteen, no more, T.V. starin’
A Benz you now steerin’
Living your dream
But drugs you now sharing
You gave it all to be in the fashion scene
Models, cars, covergirl on the magazine
Sold your soul and gave your body
Mind gave in to the folly
Dream not fulfilled
Living like a zombie
No sleep, hang with creeps
Was this that same little girl’s dream?
Nice clothes, money folds
Go to the awards show
Red carpet rolls
Just another pretty face though
You gave it all but you play no role
Depressed in a pretty dress
Shawty overdosed
Almost died, came close
But ten years comatose
Broken, never mended
Often this is how the story goes
So in your life and times
How will your story read between the lines
Cause you only get one life
Before you flatline
‘Cause you only get one life
Before you flatline, hey!

Chorus (2x)

Verse 3:

Born in a manger
To the world a stranger
Jealous wanted Him dead
So ma dukes and pa dukes fled to Egypt
Many years later, 30 years old
Fasted forty days, later seen in the temple
Unfolds the Isaiah scroll
His destiny pre-told in times old
Prophesied Messiah
Healing, saving, preaching with a fire
But the Pharisees wanted Him retired
And expired, so they gathered and conspired
Tried to make him out to be a liar
They failed many times
Christ and the 12 traveled three years in life
Until the final time
Caught in the garden, framed, and tried
Beat down, nailed on a cross
Three hours later He died
From the cross to the grave
Three days later He would rise
Lived sinless, went through Hell, flatlined
Went to Hell, came back alive
Squashed death, so our EKG’s blip
No more flatline
Must believe on Him before you flatline
So with all the hopelessness
And when you feel ready to quit
Remember this
The same things we deal with
He experienced
But didn’t have to
He died 'cause He loves me and you
He flatlined so we don’t have to
Unlike those fake folk all around you
Who just wanna drown you
The question still rings true
So in your life and times
How will your story read between the lines
‘Cause you only get one life before you flatline
You only get one life before you flatline, hey!


from Black & White, released January 5, 2010
Produced by DJ Triple Threat


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DJ Triple Threat Boston, Massachusetts

DJ Triple Threat is a rapper, DJ, and music producer based in Boston, MA. He started rapping at the age of eight and has been going hard ever since. A DJ since 2003 and making beats since the early 2000's. He has released 4 major albums, 2 mixtapes, a Christmas album, and has hosted two mixtapes featuring artists. Look out for many more releases from DJ Triple Threat throughout 2012!!! ... more

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