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Give is a song inspired by the Islamic pillar of almsgiving, discussing harmful philanthropy and cultural issues with sharing. Features an instrumental created from a sampled voice and drums.

lyrics

Give a fuck, gimme a break
Gimme a second
Let me just give you a taste

Give a fuck, gimme a break
Gimme a second, let me give you a taste
I don't how much more I can take
Life is a gift we should share what we make

So we give a little, just to get a little back
I can live with giving this, if you give a bit of that
We think we're giving freedom but we might be making traps
That's why we've got ghettos in the motherland and Iraq

Be true with how you give, be careful what you take
But I guess it's good to give even if you're being fake
Donating something for respect is really just a trade though
And if you cause dependence, you're just putting them a cage yo

The culture that gave us copyright law was built on theft
It's a give and take, laws do the latter, now nothing's left
They protect intellectual property
That never really belonged to them properly

Ideas aren't yours, nor the sounds that you make
You made them, they escaped, now it's out there to take
Integrate, recycled, rebirth, reset
We all sample the past, and they'll get the present next so I

Give a fuck, gimme a break
Gimme a second, let me give you a taste
I don't how much more I can take
Life is a gift we should share what we make

So I give it up, give it up, give it up
You gotta give to take, but now they got you stuck
Saying give it up, give it up, give it up
Let em know you won't take not giving a fuck

If you don't give a fuck, you won't get shit
But if you only give to get is that still legit?
If you only help others so you get into heaven
Is it greedy? Dishonest? Wrong or irreverent?

That's irrelevant to people in need
They'll take food even if it's bad for them, they got people to feed
But if you do not give them seeds and make training attainable
You make their lifestyle dependent and unsustainable

The government gives us protection, also suppression
Then sell fake drugs when they cause you're depression
But we gave them power, and then we gave up
Now we don't give a damn, and they don't give a fuck

And now we're all stuck, follow laws not morals
Break trust not bread, fuck love we quarrel
Wage war; I take what they made and I make more
And I give it up to those that gave before, ‘cause I try to give a fuck

Give a fuck, gimme a break
Gimme a second, let me give you a taste
I don't how much more I can take
Life is a gift we should share what we make

So I give it up, give it up, give it up
You gotta give to take, but now they got you stuck
Saying give it up, give it up, give it up
Let em know that you won't take not giving a fuck

Give it up, give it up, what you got for me?
All I am is what I know, but you could get a lot from me
All we are is what we give back, we reedit the facts
From the past and direct a new path

Give it up, give it up, what you got for me?
All I am is what I know, but you could get a lot from me
All we are is what we give back, we re-edit the facts
From the past and direct a new path

So you should give a fuck, because you have effect
Even if you laugh and think it's all so indirect
What you say feel hear see think and do
Effects everyone eventually and creates you

Our sculptors go uncredited, we sample self from others
I think just like my friends and teachers, father and my mother
The Psyentist has sampled voices, I sample religion
They gave their history to me, I make it something different

Then I give it to your children, say "consider how your living"
I hope we'll be forgiven, must be careful what we give them
Be careful with your life, take care of what you live in
Regardless of beginnings, it's the universe you're given

Give a fuck, gimme a break
Gimme a second, let me give you a taste
I don't how much more I can take
Life is a gift we should share what we make, so I

Give it up, give it up, what you got for me?
All I am is what I know, but you could get a lot from me
All we are is what we give back, we reedit the facts
From the past and direct a new path

Give it up, give it up, what you got for me?
All I am is what I know, but you could get a lot from me
All we are is what we give back, we re-edit the facts
From the past and direct a new path

Give a fuck, gimme a break
Gimme a second, let me give you a taste
I don't how much more I can take
Life is a gift we should share what we make

So I give it up, give it up, give it up
You gotta give to take, but now they got you stuck
Saying give it up, give it up, give it up
Let em know that you won't take not giving a fuck

Be careful with your life, take care of what you live in
Regardless of beginnings, it's the universe you're given
Be careful with your life, take care of what you live in
Regardless of beginnings, it's the universe you're given
I said careful with your life, care for what you live in
Regardless of beginnings, it's the universe you're given
Be careful with your life, take care of what you live in
Regardless of beginnings, it's the universe you're given

Jack The Ripper, Mad Psyentist

credits

from The Five Pillars EP, released March 26, 2013
Concept: J.Horkings
Lyrics: J.Horkings
Vocals: J.Horkings
Instrumentation: K.Blanchette, M.Kaitila
Mixing: K.Blanchette
Mastering: K.Blanchette

Note: Features additional instrumental drum programming by Matt Kaitila.

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Jack The Ripper & The Mad Psyentist Brooklyn, New York

Jack The Ripper & The Mad Psyentist are a hip hop duo with a grundy, alternative post apocalyptic sound. The pair are currently working on a trilogy concept project discussing the relationship between contemporary pop culture and religions. "The Seven Sins EP" & "The Five Pillars EP" are available for download now, with the final part coming soon. Lyrics by Jack of Co.Z, beats by the Mad Psyentist ... more

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