Tunnel Rats - Devil’s Advocate
(from the album Underground Rise)
© copyright 2002, Sekou Andrews, Sanitarium Music, BMI
So I’m sitting having this argument with my man the Lord of
And I’m like, “I copped your book, and got some questions I can’t ignore,
“ First of all, why you gotta treat me the cruelest? Why you gotta do this?
“ Acting surprised when I stumble going through this . . . when you already knew this!”
He said, “First of all, why you think weightlifters continue to add more weight?
“ How you expect to get stronger for great things. When you running from your fate?”
“ Alright fine. But how about this? Where’s the proof that you exist?
“ Now don’t get ticked – I’m just saying the devil is all up the mix;
“ Babylon is sick – and I’m starting to believe what’s scientific!”
He said, “Science?! Who you think is the original scientist?
“ Who you think taught the atom to split? Who’s the surgeon that pulled the cancer
“ Out of your moms when she was sick? Who keeps you strong when you’re gonna quit?
“ That truck that almost hit you? Who you think whispered to you to move from in front of that?
“ Who you think is blessing you with these hot raps over tracks by Tunnel Rats?
“ Boy, I outta . . . look at you – got me worked up arguing with a man . . .”
I said, “Alright, hold up God – I’m just trying to understand,
“ For example, something else I don’t get – omnipotence?
“ How you talking to me, and still helping somebody overseas out their predicament?”
He said, “It’s not for you to get, but to trust! Like right now, your moms?
“ Is praying for something she might not get if you keep carrying on.”
“ Oh so you DO get mad?” “Oh, for sho’! But never without love.”
“ You’ll still cleanse my sins?” “Most def! But never without my blood.”
“ Well, I’m a good man – I go to church! “Church!?
“ What you think? You just gonna listen to a preacher? Die and wake up on the Nebincaneezer?
“ Please Kou! You’re life is the Matrix – I’m Neo – the One,
“ The trinity, the holy spirit, the father, the son,
“ Realistically, there’s no mystery. You’re salvation has been mapped out so simplistically,
“ I’m amazed you mess up so ritually,
“ But you don’t listen to me. I gave you the word, what you do? Interpret it wrong,
“ Ate the fruit, killed your brother, now you complaining the serpent is strong?”
“ Dag, you right God! I’m acting blind to my blessings!
“ I’m a go do my assigned reading . . . I’ll get with you next session.”