LYRICS

The People Tree

Z-TRIP:
From the drop of blood, to bones and body parts
To vital organs, forming your brain and tiny heart
You'll feed to escape the birth until puberty finally starts
Adolescence, so don't, then your elderly body rots
It was divine decree that begun the plan
But this disease be decreed by the sons of man
Don't try to leave with the guns in hand
Understand: God's the one in command

DAVID BYRNE (CHALI 2NA):
Did we climb out of the sea?
Where did we come from, you and me?
Two legs to walk, and eyes to see
I'm not a man I want to be
People growing, my backyard (I'm growing in your backyard)
In my garden, in my heart (I'm in your garden, I'm in your heart)
Pink and purple, red and blue (See all the colors?)
On this sunny afternoon (It's a sunny afternoon)

CHALI 2NA:
Back before time was time and space was space
The ever-present eye divine so laced with grace
Decided it was time to try to chase, to chase
But what it would design, now life is taking place
Within itself, divided; now it takes some space
And it can't be found alive, the mind creates the state
Of ego, now what's mine is mine
OK, now hate will reign until the blind have eyes and they awaken

DAVID BYRNE (Z-TRIP):
How are the seeds in the ground?
How is my garden growing now?
A tender kiss, a little smile
The way a mother holds its child
Tasty little human beings (Tasty little human beings)
I grow them on the people tree (I grow them on the people tree)
I will eat them one by one (Eat them one by one)
If there's enough for everyone (Like you and you)

GIFT OF GAB [CHALI 2NA] (Z-TRIP):
Born in the ever-flowing life beyond the dirt
Tell me what the purpose is for creating the earth
(Mainly we created the planet as man's habitat
Be fruitful and multiply across the planet's back)
[Well, why does hate exist?
The war and AIDS and shit?
If we're to be fruitful, why can't poor people pay they rent?]
(Cause love and hate, both sides are conjoined
Physical forms have to deal with both sides of the coin)
[Why do we die?] (So you can live!)
[Why do we strive?] (So you can win!)
)But why did you defy every truthful word I recommend?)
[My question back, why do you recommend and throw temptation in?]
(So I can test your patience and tolerance in the face of sin)
[But why a test when you hold all the answers to the state we in?]
(For you to bear witness the imperfections of mortal men)
[So it's a lesson?] (And a blessing
Journey back to where you have been
Cause before the tree can flourish seeds must first be planted in)

DAVID BYRNE (CHALI 2NA):
People growing, my backyard (I'm growing in my backyard)
In my garden, in my heart (I'm in your garden, I'm in your heart)
If you like my garden, you might like me (Look at all the colors!)
Underneath the people tree

Money

Man say the love have money
(Come on)
So no matter what dem say
It's the order of the DJ

Adam said, "Eve, now listen to me
Anything you want you can have
So be a good girl, and let's make a deal
Swimming pool and four car garage"

"The world is your friend
The door's opening
Anything you want that you need"

"Whoever you need, they're acting so sweet
Money changes everything"

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

De one dollar bill dat a George Washington
Two dollar dat a Thomas Jefferson
Five dollar bill a Abraham Lincoln
Ten dollar bill a Andrew Jackson

Twenty dollar bill a Alexander Hamilton
Big like giant or yah small like dwarf
Small like dwarf or yah big like giant
Fifty dollar bill, say dat a Ulyses Grant

Hundred dollar bill a Benjamin Franklin
Out pon de street there is a lot of killing
Fighting, fussing, blood is spilling
All over the world, man they are grilling

Out pon de street me have fi watch fi me head
In a me pocket and I don't got no bread
Buss up de copper and dem buss up de lead
Each and every day dem find another man dead

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

I smell the smell going around
I'm getting pounded in the ground
With this funny money still cycling around

You know the Euro
Kicking Uncle Sam in the who know
You know, deniro, the root of all evil

Yeah, I know you can't stand it
Being broker than the Ten Commandments
And the broker ain't planned this

Now they talkin' the Amero damn it
When it come down to it
Some can see right through it

Chuck D, sorry that drink's not on me
You can stick to it, just don't flip to it
For the sake of money, superstar cars
You see hi-def on somebody's plasma TV

Who go from rags to riches
And spend their riches on rags
Similar bags with designer name tags
Be glad you got yourself cause they mad

They fake, plus they making mad mistakes
(They tell you your wise)
You wait and see you can't replace that space
And I bet money can't keep that smile on your face

Everybody's nice to you now
(Money)
Dollars and sense
(You mad at the money that you spent, uh)
It's fun to do but is it allowed?
(Sing)

Poor girl in a house of correction
You're sexy as hell
But it won't pay the bills forever
Bright lights and no information
Your feet hit the ground
When you lost what you found

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money
Money is the root of all evil

Money, money, money, money
Money, money, money

Stay on top
Make sure you make it
Make sure that it don't make you

That goes back old school
As far as you can go back
That's right, you make the money

Make sure the money don't make you
Be about something

CREDITS

1 Intro 0:59
2 The People Tree

Featuring – Chali 2na, Gift Of Gab*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Z-TripVocals – David Byrne

4:14
3 Money

Backing Vocals, Other [Street Hustle (esmola)] – Seu JorgeFeaturing – Chuck DScratches [Cuts] – DJ Z-TripVocals – David Byrne, Ras Congo

4:16
4 N.A.S.A. Music

Featuring – E-40, Method ManScratches [Cuts] – DJ Swamp

4:22
5 Way Down

Electric Guitar, Other [Z:vex Fuzz Probe] – John FruscianteFeaturing – RZALead Vocals, Backing Vocals – Barbie HatchOther [Spiritual Reconaissance & Wax Philosophy] – RZA

3:13
6 Hip Hop

Featuring – Fatlip*, KRS-One, Slim Kid Tre*Mixed By – Robert CarranzaScratches [Cuts] – DJ Zegon

4:07
7 Four Rooms, Earth View 0:25
8 Strange Enough

Featuring – Fatlip*, ODB (RIP)*Scratches [Cuts] – DJ ZegonVocals – Karen O

4:13
9 Spacious Thoughts

Featuring – Kool KeithVocals, Grand Piano – Tom Waits

4:30
10 Gifted

Featuring – Kanye WestVocals – SantogoldVocals [Chorus Vocals] – Lykke Li

3:39
11 A Volta

Vocals – Amanda Blank, SizzlaVocals [Chorus Vocals] – Lovefoxxx

3:13
12 There's A Party

Featuring – Chali 2naVocals, Other [Consciousness Altering & Pussy & Prune Juice] – George Clinton

4:07
13 Whachadoin?

Guitar [Xanax Guitar], Other [Various Electro Harmonix Pedals] – Nick "Vamprese" Zinner*Vocals – M.I.A. (2)Vocals [Chorus Vocals] – SantogoldVocals, Vocals [Voicemail] – Spank Rock

4:09
14 O Pato

Scratches [Cuts] – DJ Babão, DJ ZegonVocals [Duck Vocals], Other [Effects] – Kool Kojak*

3:18
15 Samba Soul

Featuring – Del Tha Funkee HomosapienScratches [Cuts] – DJ Qbert*

4:24
16 The Mayor

Featuring – Cool Kids, The*, Ghostface Killah, Scarface (3)Scratches [Cuts] – DJ AM

4:35
17a N.A.S.A. Anthem 4:22
17b Untitled Hidden Track 5:06

Credits

Design [Designed By] – Trevor Hernandez
Engineer – Squeak E. Clean
Executive-Producer – Squeak E. Clean
Mastered By – Brian "Big Bass" Gardner*
Mixed By – Bob Power
Producer, Programmed By [Akai M P C 2000 X L] – N.A.S.A. (4)

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