Warrior Song
[Nas]

Uh, If I can teach somethin' so dear

And hope somebody learn somethin' from it

And give it back



They can't break me or shake me

They too fake to come kill me

Think they faith this was satan

They mistake me I'm filthy

Rich off the ghetto madness, so now they wanna dare me

It's gonna be a murder confront me, the burners are empty

Middle Passage I made it

I'm from the land of David

The Nazarene of Bethlehem they had me wrapped in blankets

That bunch of backward gangsters

That sign of Alpha Davis

Snitches with smile-like faces got you blowin' trial I hear this

Hopin' my child can see through this tryna be a good daddy

I was there when she was born and she'll be there when I'm buried

Kind o' waitin' is scary

All my years have prepared me

What I fear is my temper, I subject to the center

Right through a man's soul

Straight through his eyes, straight through his heart

I'm still alive how did I make it this far

'Cause I been high I been low, searchin' for a way to go

Every single night I pray

And Lord I'm on this battleground, lost just waitin' to be found

I guess it's just a warrior's way



[Chorus: Alicia Keys]

This is the song, of my warriors (A warrior song)

Bravehearted and strong, definition of a warrior (Definition of a warrior)

Gonna keep punchin' on, to the sound of her own beatin' drum



[Nas]

Like King Nasir fightin' the British regime

I can't cope my existence is hope for younger teens who lost in their world

Earlier this year I buried my queen in a gold casket

Your mother's the closest thing to God that you ever have kid

I'm askin, what would you do at your own mom's funeral

Wanna pick her up out of it, this can't be real

Tellin' my daughter grandma's gone, but I can't keep still

I can't go on, responsible for so many

Her last days at the hospital

Visits from family I'm tryin' not to bust shots at niggas

Wishin' death on other nigga's mothers ain't right but why mommy

She raised me in the projects alone

Her untimely exit from her, heavenly body

Got me ready to embody somethin' quickly

Can't be happy, fuck a party she can't party with me

So your apologies are burnin' ya own souls

To the kids with no parents at home, grab a whole



[Chorus: Alicia Keys]

This is the song, of my warriors (A warrior song)

Bravehearted and strong, definition of a warrior (Uh, warriors)

Gonna keep punchin' on, to the sound of her own beatin' drum



[Nas]

Fight 'til the fight is over, for my peoples I die see

When you thought they were soldiers they turned out to be nobodies

I think they out to get me, helpless was livin' sinful

If you was me all this pain I'm feelin would bend and killed you (I'm a

Warrior)

It only made me stronger

But in my head it gets darker who wishin' evil on ya

Sometimes I wish I was dead

But I took heed to the cause (I'm a Warrior, yeah)

'Cause I been high I been low, searchin' for a way to go

Every single night I pray

And Lord I'm on this battleground, lost just waitin' to be found

I guess it's just a warrior's way



[Chorus Until End: Alicia Keys]

This is the song, of my warriors (A warrior song)

Bravehearted and strong, definition of a warrior (Definition of a warrior)

Gonna keep punchin' on, to the sound of her own beatin' drum



[Nas]

To my warriors

To all these, baby

KrucialKeys! Braveheart y'all

This to all my warriors, who breathe with the heart of a lion

To everybody that lost their mother, their father

Rest in peace moms!

My mother's last words: Never give up

A true warrior, who raised me in the hood, in a war

Love ya girl, y'kno keep marchin'

Yea yea yea, you never give up

To all my warriors, haha

Braveheart, Braveheart

Definition of a warrior