or
Nelly

Free city
This is a shout out to every young brother ya know
That's doing his thing right now
Keep ya head up
He's walking the yard wishing he had wings
Ya know so he could fly up out that joint
Man

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it wouldn't be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard

Man its the longest yard I ever had to get in my life
See my life ain't right if my wife don't write
My nigga can't eat if the fish don't bite
My raise the gross sales like mike 'n' ike
A big brother all mighty I keep gamma ray on my g five g
Takin g five jeep, g five deep
To ?
Listen man they lock it down round here
See body bag, ya gag, then ya frown round here
This is serious as the sound round here
The guards guard the ground fo' pounds round here
And they ain't playin' they just layin' old
And anything that would've happen
Nigga happen real slow
Get the word from upstairs, tell you in that hole
I can't take it I'm just ready to go

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it would be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard
Yea,yea its still the longest yard
Uh,uh its still the longest yard
Uh, uh its still the longest
Done fought through the battle, and I made it this far

I'm in my cell 20 hours a day, doin' push ups every hour of a day
Cause I'm tryin' to keep the cowards away
That's why I'm markin' off the calendar days
Tryin' to get it outta the way
Yea, and I'm just tryin' to keep a peace in mind
And try not to strike a mother fucker with a piece of mine
Cause he try to take a peace of mine
So I'm a slice him one piece at a time
But now they close the doors, lock me in
In a cell 30 feet but is built for 10
Tell me what kinda world they got you in
With a barbwire fence to box you in
From now till they turn off the lights
See I'm read everything in sight
Its kinda hard tryin' to read at night
But I'm a change my life
And help another brother take this flight

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it would be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard
Yea,yea its still the longest yard
Uh,uh its still the longest yard
Uh, uh its still the longest, done fought through the battle, and I made it this far

Oh no, I gotta make it out this place some how
Oh no, man I really believe I can turn it around
Oh no, you see all I need is that second chance to show
Since incarceration, my obligation of rehabilitation
Oh no, they can punch me high kick me low
Oh no, spit on me, its gonna take more than that for them to break my soul
Oh no, man its hard for people to understand what its like to be gated,
Incarcerated, most can't take it but imma make it to see betta days

If I could fly away
Oh I wouldn't come back no more
Id turn around just to see you for the last time
See now I know
Hey that it would be easy
I done fought through the battle, and I made it this far
I got a few more feet but its still the longest yard
Yea,yea its still the longest yard
Uh,uh its still the longest yard
Uh, uh its still the longest
Done fought through the battle, and I made it this far

If I could fly away
If I could id turn around
If I could fly away
If I could id turn around

Written by GILBERT, PAUL BRANDON / YOKOI, HIDEYUKI / MARTIN, ERIC LEE / PESSIS, ANDRE / ESAKA, KAZUYA
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, EMI Music Publishing

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