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    I think that this is one of the most remarkable Rap songs I have ever heard. This song is placed at the end of the credits to the movie Blood Diamond. It must have been written specifically for the movie. The lyrics are pure poetry and work so well.

    I dont feel write posting the lyrics here. Check it out on utube. The lyrics are amazing.
     
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    [Intro: Nas]
    They wanna shine on 'em
    Shine on 'em X 7
    Yeah

    [Verse 1: Nas]
    They dug me out the soil in the Mines of the Motherland
    Now I'm misplaced, one hand to another hand
    Illegal smugglin', people strugglin'
    Wish they could just throw me back in the mud again
    Yeah, guess that's how we got here
    Slave Trade then the Diamond Trade
    Every child's afraid
    When his Mother and Father get sprayed
    Forced in the Army, young killer Brigade
    Gets a new name and then he give his nose glue
    Til' his mind can't take what he's gon' through
    Lookin' in that dirt for that ice so blue
    Then The Royal Family, the ice goes to
    And this thing has to change, feelin' half-ashamed
    As I rap with my Platinum chain
    When you shop for a gift for me
    You think about the misery?
    The same way we made Apartheid History
    We can do the same thing to the conflict ice
    But everybody wanna shine, right?

    [HooK: Nas]
    Everybody wants Heaven but nobody wants dead
    Everybody wants Diamonds without the Bloodshed
    Everybody wants Heaven but nobody wants dead
    Everybody wants Diamonds without the Bloodshed
    They wanna Shine on 'em
    Shine on 'em X 7

    [Verse 2: Nas]
    My VVS glimmers on my chest
    200-thou-encrusted watch on my wrist
    I wonder how people starve to death
    When God bless the land that lacks the harvest
    The stone's equality, but they homes are poverty
    And the whole world ignores the robbery
    Bought my girl pretty rocks when she's mad at me
    Tear-drop shaped, uh, perfect Clarity
    It shocks, so many are killed annually
    'Cause of greed, lust, and pure Vanity
    Stop talkin' and do somethin' about it
    Every Holiday Season, Jewelry stores crowded
    Kids snatched from their homes, Mutilated alive
    Husbands separated from wives, keep a Jesus piece to be fly
    But back in the day there was a time when they called us shine

    [HooK: Nas]
    Everybody wants Heaven but nobody wants dead
    Everybody wants Diamonds without the Bloodshed
    Everybody wants Heaven but nobody wants dead
    Everybody wants Diamonds without the Bloodshed
    They wanna shine on 'em
    Shine on 'em X 7
     
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    Thank you Shai Gar!!!:m200:
     
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