[Andre 3000] Ahhhh.. I stank I can, I stank I can The funky engine that could Oooo oooo yosky, wosky, pisky, wisky All aboard the Stankonia Express The underground smell road Everybody's lookin' for an excuse to let loose What's your locomotive, the chatta nigga choo choo?
[Hook 2X: Andre 3000 + Erykah Badu] Humble as a mumble in the jungle of shouts and screams That's the way the cracker crumbles So I guess I've got to re-route my dreams
[Big Boi] Back on the microphone, your number one controller I rock the microphone like a blizzard; I'm so cold I'm tryin' to hold ya Life is like a great big roller coaster Everything in life don't happen like it's suppose to Trials and tribulations make you stronger live longer You wanna reach the nation nigga start from ya corner Everything in life don't always happen like you plan it Demand it; over stand it then you handle it Fuck wishing you, you missing the ambition on your mission Now you switching why you quitting 'cause it's heated in the kitchen Sloppy slipping in your pimping nigga You either pistol whoop the nigga or you choke the trigger You've got to follow through, struggle to complete your dreams "No Weapon Formed Agains Prospers" 54:17 From Isaiah lay a nigga down and spray 'em If the dealer dealt a fucked up hand of cards you've gotta play 'em
[Andre 3000] Too Democratic, Republic fuck it We chicken nugget, we dip in the sauce like mop and bucket Blue-collar scholars, who'll take your dollar and wipe my ass wit it You livin for the lotto never hit it I met a critic, I made her shit her drawers She said she thought hip-hop was only guns and alcohol I said "Oh hell naw!" But yet it's that too You can't discrimi-hate cause you done read a book or two What if I looked at you in a microscope, saw all the dirty organisms living in your closet would I stop and would I pause it? Whoo! To put that bitch in slower motion, got the potion and the antidote And a quote for collision the decision.. is, do you want to live or wanna exist? The game changes everyday so obsolete is the fist and marches Speeches only reaches those who already know about it This is how we go about it
[Erykah Badu] I'm wild just like a rock, a stone, a tree And I'm free, just like the wind the breeze that blows And I flow, just like a brook, a stream, the rain And I fly, just like a bird up in the sky And I'll surely die, just like a flower plucked And dragged away and thrown away And then 1 day it turns to clay It blows away, it finds a ray, it finds its way And there it lays until the rain and sun Then I breathe, just like the wind the breeze that blows And I grow, just like a baby breastfeeding And it's beautiful, that's life and that's life And that's life and that's life
[Andre 3000] Humble as a mumble in the jungle of shouts and screams That's the way the cracker crumbles So I guess I've gotta re-route my dreams Y'all can't harm me, it's over