Nas - "Jungle Jay" lyrics

(featuring Olu Dara)



It's like a jungle

Makes me wonder

It's like a jungle

[Olu Dara]



Yo, I have to look out

Everywhere I go

I have to turn around

Watch my back, watch my front

That's what it's all about

It's a jungle of the mind

There's a jungle when you hang

Where they bang

The world's so big yet so small

It's one block

Many die mentally before they reach what they wanted

I choose to get blunted

And cruise the One Hundred Twenty Fifth street

Music loud as hell in my jeep

Eyes meet people, strangers

Not thinkin' of danger

Amongst my people

Some I see through

But one guy stares

Maybe he thinks he knows me

Or maybe he's crazy

Killer, baller, dealer

Something he has he wants to show me

But I'm at this red light

Is it me or is he looking dead right

In my face'

As I pull the strap that I keep

Underneath the seat

Just in time

I was able to fled the scene

And leave him standing there

With his hands in the air

See, my life is green

Harlem to Queens

Triborough bridge packed with cars

Trucks, vans and cabs

They got this new EZ Pass Thing

Computer, taking over the cash thing

So as I drive home

I roll my window up

And my endo up in the same motion

See life is so full of surprises

And as I paid my toll

I drove to see my man

"What up kid, Dunn, brova'

Whats the deal'"

He said

"Everything's easy bro'er man

It's all real"

I said

"But what happened earlier

Why everybody outside'"

He said like

"Blue suits came runnin' through

And took thirty brothas for a ride

Yo, right after you left the Ave"

Yo, the same thing that's been going on

Since I was young in the past

Still goes on, how long will it last'

Gotta get strong fast

Out in the jungle


That's how it is

Olu, got the music playing

Outside it ain't no playing

We just paying attention

Listening now to everything that's happening

Cause if it's on it's on

And it's always on

It's just like this song "Jungle"

What's gonna happen next out here

It's gettin' crazier, weirder

People losing spirituality, morality

What's happening

From Jazz B-Bop to Rappin'

It's all the same thing, a Black thing

A map thing, a world thing

Boy, girl thing

Woman, man, child

From Sweden to the Nile

To Australia, Europe

Africa to Venezuela

China, Japan

Everywhere you go understand

It's a jungle

The whole world

[Olu Dara]