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LARRY NORMON - UPON THIS ROCK (Audio CD),|
The Summer of Love / 5
After leaving the band People, who had a charting single of the Zombies' "I Love You," Larry Norman created this album on Capitol records, which marketed it in relation to the Beatle's chart topping album, as "The Sergeant Pepper of Christianity." That was bad enough, but then Capitol sold it to Impact, the new "youth" label started by Benson (which never paid Norman royalties on the album).
The impact (sorry) of this album cannot be underestimated. It became both the anthemic hymn book of the Jesus Movement and spawned such youth group staples as "Sweet Song of Salvation" and "I Wish We'd All Been Ready." The Left Behind books were named for the last line in the latter song.
This marks the album's first release on CD, but this double disc limited edition includes much more. Side one includes the entire album in the remixed version that was released by Impact (and I think is better than the Capitol one), along with various alternate versions, and a few songs that would later appear on the double album, Bootleg (not a bootleg). Steve Camp recorded "Strong Love Strange Peace" on his first album.
There's also a rare radio interview from the Baptist-related Powerline show, and the Capitol version can be heard in the background. Upon This Rock remains a great Norman album full of strong songs (some of which he would re-record later) and presages the concept trilogy albums, Only Visiting This Planet, So Long Ago the Garden and In Another Land. For more info on this and other Norman albums check out larrynorman.com or see the Beginners' Guide to Larry Norman at alivingdog.com.
Song "Shot Down"
[DMX] Grrrr... ARF! ARF!
Move on over, I done told ya boyyyy
I'm a G-Unit motherfuckin soldier boyyyy
And when you gon' get it in your brain
The gate's wide open and the dog's off the chain
I be that yung'n with that gun-ness, tellin ya stop frontin
I be that yung'n on the run, after I pop some'n
In the Bible I read, death is of the tongue
And if you talk about death enough death is gon' come
Dave taught me how to flow, they shot him in the head
Randy ass was there, now he runnin scared
Some say I'm gangsta, some say I'm craaazy
If you ask me I'll say I'm what the hood made me
Now I can stunt 'til my ass dead broke like Jay-Z
Or put a hundred grand on e'ry nigga head that play me
See I'm cool with them Hatian mob niggaz
? Tu say sapa say mavule ? and rob niggaz
The media be tryin to make a nigga look bad, whassup with that?
See my flick, next to bring Papi and Cat
And Montana, I kill 'em with the grammar
I enhanced in the slammer after bangin them hammers
X whattup? (AIGHT!!)
[Chorus: 50 Cent]
You don't live that, you shouldn't say that
Cause what come out your mouth'll get you SHOT, DOWN
Throwin your money around and we don't play that
Get in our line'll get you SHOT, DOWN (nigga)
We know where you hang, we know where you stay at
That bullshit you on'll get you SHOT, DOWN
Here's a few clips that you shouldn't play with
G-Unit, Ruff Ryders'll get you SHOT, DOWN
Aiyyo, fuck y'all niggaz talkin bout, think you playin wit?
Double R, G-UNIT, the same ol' shit (WHAT!)
Put the faggots in the ring, watch 'em all quit
All y'all niggaz is pussy, suck my dick!
Ain't nuttin but a handful of man still standin
I remember 50 in a cypher when Onyx was "Slammin" (AIGHT?)
Now we meet again, it's all good my nigga
Back to the street again, it's all hood my nigga
Knock on wood my nigga, we both walk the dog
We ain't get to where we at by luck, shit was hard (AIGHT?)
But once we got through the trials it's all smiles
'til a big type nigga all of a sudden get wild
Now why you gotsta go and take me back to where I came from?
I'ma make you remember, where you know my name from (YEA!)
45th Street, and BLAOW-BLAOW Ave.
I done ran through your crew and only let off half, nigga!
Yeah, word, yeah
If your head ain't offa your shoulders (uh-huh)
You ain't get shot, you got nicked nigga (just nicked)
Cause if my chrome hit a piece of your bone
It's gon' do more than chip, nigga (a lot more than that)
Yea, what the fuck is the problem
The Porsche is red the buckets is Army
30 shot handguns the gutter is starvin (yea)
Niggaz like me might rush your apartment (word)
Bloodstains'll fuck up your carpet, brain on the window
I smell murder every time that the wind blow
Tie him to the chair and then knock out his chinbone
I don't want the throne or the crown, I ain't sellin up
You can have the jail or the ground, you ain't in hell enough
I'm the one that flood the gutters
Better tap your man, and let him know P'll love to cut his
And niggaz is gettin shot down, two guns up
Double R, S.P. holdin D Block down
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