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Cross Movement - The Rescue
(from the album House of Representatives)
© copyright 1998

Verse 1:
Leavin’ Bird's Nest ten o’clock on the dot/
Give the Ambassador a pound then I reach into my pock/
To pull out my last ten ‘cause he brought me in some snacks to eat/
While we construct a fat track with heat/
We started with prayer so we adjourned the same way/
If the LORD wills it then we’ll chill another day/
Straight down Catherine Street/
We start steppin’ him to the 48th and me to the 51st street section/
Zipped up my coat ‘cause it was kinda chilly/
Hit 52nd and saw some brothers smokin’ Phillies/
Heard one of them say, "Hey, hey. I’m crazy on the next one/
That comes through with funds/
Troop, he’s gone-he can be a she or she can be an it/
It don’t matter I’ve gotta get fatter so I’ll make a hit/
So we proceed with caution movin’ kinda slow/
The Ambassador said, "Life, How you gonna flow/
To the new track come on man you know I’m gonna do that/
I’ll just be me indeed and stay true Black/
I gots to bring it that thing is rugged/
You gotta love it I’ll pray pick up the pen and pad then rush it/
Like a linebacker then attack the drums sack the bassline/
Then I’ll have to represent the Kingdom/
We near our destination caught up in conversation/
Heard footsteps comin’ like someone was chasin’/
As we turned I heard a blast saw a flash, felt a burn/
Grabbed my chest as I fell Is it my turn/
Hit the ground as I heard the sound of my man/
Say, "Call 9-1-1 now”/
Everything was blurry I heard sirens/
My chest was on fire I knew I was dyin’/
Man, I can’t believe it/
I’m not gonna see this thing through/
I’ll never see my dream come true/
All that hard work for nothin’/
Now my thing is busted/
See that’s what I mean when people can’t be trusted/
Now doctors are pokin’ and cuttin’ lookin’ for the sluggin’/
My chest man I’m disgusted/
My will to live gets weaker and my body grows colder/
Looks like this youngin’ won’t be getting’ no older/
"Doctor, we’re losing him! His vital signs have dropped/
Check his pulse! There’s no pulse! Check his heart! It’s stopped/
In a fading voice I heard the doctor say/
"Give me 80 CCs. Everyone, clear the way."/
All of a sudden, I’m walkin’, me and Christ are talkin’/
I got crazy peace evils no longer hawkin’/
He said, "Follow me. I wanna show you somethin’/
Life. You gotta represent. Absolutely no frontin’."/
Showed me in my mother’s womb/
Showed me as a kid the good, bad, and unmentionables I did/
Showed me what I deserved then showed me when he saved me/
What I looked like before and after the Spirit raising/
Showed me on fire then showed me when I was strayed/
Showed me a dead one then showed me a Spirit raised/
Showed me rippin’ mics getting’ hype with my crew/
Showed me playin’ hard showed me playin’ cool/
Showed me representin’ showed me sellin’ out/
Showed me what my life should really be about/
Showed me the cross, as he was nailed/
Showed me the tomb, Him raisin’ and prevailed/
Showed me His hands and side as they were scarred/
Showed me the universe with its billions of stars/
He said, "Listen and understand all power is in my hands/
I chose You to represent the man; Me! I am Who/
I am and I am who I Be/
The original Almigh-TY/
Look at yourself on the operatin’ table/
I allowed you to get bust so that you would be able/
To see you’ve got to rely on me/
I am He, who inside dwells sovereignty/
Look, they’re covering you up now/
Your mother’s cryin’ and wonderin’ how and when/
She’ll see you again she’s gotta mad faith/
And won’t believe this is your end/
I’m glad I’m dead nobody loved me but my mother/
Look again my brother/
The waiting room’s full of brothers and sisters you’ve touched/
They may not show it all the time but they love you very much/
So what now, Lord? I don’t want to leave you/
"But you have to I need you, to lead the seed who/
Have lost the way I’ll see you on Glory day/
But until then keep buildin’ and pray/
And when the devil comes to test you/
I’ll be there to bless you, no fear youngin’/
I’m comin’ to the rescue/
Take my Word, believe me, you have worth/
And in the twinkle of an eye I was back on Earth/
Pulled the sheet off my head as I began to wonder/
Was it all a dream, or did I really go under?