New World Water

New World Water

Mos Def

[Mos Def]
There's nothing more refreshing (that cool refreshing drink)
Than a cool, crisp, clean glass of water
On a warm summer's day (That cool refreshing drink)
Try it with your friends

New World Water make the tide rise high
Come inland and make your house go "Bye" (My house!)
Fools done upset the Old Man River
Made him carry slave ships and fed him dead nigga
Now his belly full and he about to flood something
So I'ma throw a rope that ain't tied to nothing
Tell your crew use the H2 in wise amounts since
It's the New World Water; and every drop counts
You can laugh and take it as a joke if you wanna
But it don't rain for four weeks some summers
And it's about to get real wild in the half
You be buying Evian just to take a fucking bath
Heads is acting wild, sipping poor, puffin dank
Competing with the next man for higher playing rank
See I ain't got time try to be Big Hank,
Fuck a bank, I need a twenty-year water tank
Cause while these knuckleheads is out here sweating they goods
The sun is sitting in the treetops burning the woods
And as the flames from the blaze get higher and higher
They say, "Don't drink the water! We need it for the fire!"
New York is drinking it (New World Water)
Now all of California is drinking it (New World Water)
Way up north and down south is drinking it (New World Water)
Used to have minerals and zinc in it (New World Water)
Now they say it got lead and stink in it (New World Water)
Fluorocarbons and monoxide
Push the water table lopside
Used to be free now it cost you a fee
Cause oil tankers spill they load as they roam cross the sea
Man, you gotta cook with it, bathe and clean with it (That's right)
When it's hot, summertime you fiend for it (Let em know)
You gotta put it in the iron you steaming with (That's right)
It's what they dress wounds and treat diseases with (Shout it out)
The rich and poor, black and white got need for it (That's right)
And everybody in the world can agree with this (Let em know)
Consumption promotes health and easiness (That's right)
Go too long without it on this earth and you leaving it (Shout it out)
Americans wasting it on some leisure shit (Say word?)
And other nations be desperately seeking it (Let em know)
Bacteria washing up on they beaches (Say word?)
Don't drink the water, son they can't wash they feet with it (Let em know)
Young babies in perpetual neediness (Say word?)
Epidemics hopping up off the petri dish (Let em know)
Control centers try to play it all secretive (Say word?)
To avoid public panic and freakiness (Let em know)
There are places where TB is common as TV
Cause foreign-based companies go and get greedy
The type of cats who pollute the whole shore line
Have it purified, sell it for a dollar twenty-five
Now the world is drinking it
Your moms, wife, and baby girl is drinking it
Up north and down south is drinking it
You should just have to go to your sink for it
The cash registers is going "cha-chink!" for it
Fluorocarbons and monoxide
Got the fish looking cockeyed
Used to be free now it cost you a fee
Cause it's all about getting that cash (Money)

Said it's all about getting that cash (Money) [Repeat: x9]
Johny cash (Money)
Roseland cash (Money)
Give me cash (Money)
Cold cash (Money) [Repeats]

Cash rules everything around me,
Move!

Written by SMITH, DANTE/FERNANDEZ, LESTER
Published by EMI Music Publishing

Lyrics Provided By LyricFind Inc.

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