Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lyrics: The Case, by Jesse Jagz featuring Show Dem Camp

One of the best rap songs ever, lyrically.
But can't find the lyrics online months after the release.

Your assignment: Dump the full lyrics in the comments section, or just transcribe short sections and I'll assemble them.  Thank you.  Bless you.  Don't make me have to do it all myself ;)

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Six months later...the lyrics are here!

Jesse:

1

Uh.
Sent me pretty flowers in April,
came on the wings of the angel (Gabriel)
The hand that rocked my cradle, he prepared the table,
something I could relate to even though I had no cable.
When I am unable, power's been disabled,
can't communicate to my own Tower of Babel,
Gabriel the angel came to my stable,
said chosen of the gods, hail able, we praise you.
See I speak the truth, you might choose to believe in fables.
Do you believe in angels or fake names and labels?
Stay true. Know the path I walk is gonna be painful.
Bring to the navel(?j1) like I'm going through labour.
Many men hate you, many more underrate you.
Get ready for betrayal, unfaithful niggers lay low.
Uh, you know the Universe only rewards the faithful.
Father forgive them they 'on't know what they do. Uh,
now check it:

.......
uh, now look what loving made you do
uhh, you're running when no one's chasing you
ah, I don't care if they love me (fuck it!)
above me only God can judge me.

uh, now look what loving made you do
uhh, you're running but no one's chasing you
ah, I don't care if they love me (fuck it!)
above me only God can judge me.



2

Late in December, I received a letter.
No signature or sender. I had the shit rendered,
turned out it was never no previous offender.
Marked up my calendar. Enter: forever.
We enter, time turns Spring into Winter.
It follows the Summer will Fall in the center.
Words from the letter, written to remember.
I'm a fucking avenger. The pen is my temper.
I'll send you a helper, my flow healed a leper,
MCs will remember me as the Elder
Idris Elba, Real Professor Peller
I don't need no umbrella I'm fly with my propellers.
When fear enter, the verbal airbender
break your agenda take no surrender,
you're getting dismembered, blended, get-
-ting reassembled, yes, with the emblem on the single.
The flow was peddled like gold medals
on all levels, same goes for all devils.
Soul rebels, when I flow the soul trembles.
Angels on chariots riding on gold pedals.

Chorus/Hook
+ Above me only God can judge me.

Ghost (SDC):

3

I'm not looking for acknowledgements, just give me knowledge trick,
see I got knowledge to self, so I know I'm the shit.
Room's full of smoke cos a product of my environment.
Now I'm feeling like Superman up in this Metropolis.
Making you Lex Luthor... my solar opposite.
Fuck, boys, you didn't know that there's no stopping this.

It's in God's hands so can't be deterred,
these words are Spurs and I'm Greg Popovich.
Truth, Nigger! Swallow it. This here is knocking, menn, what a dope beat
to put me in the zone, I got too much heat to get cold feet.
Too much heart to bypass, not enough time to waste,
so I'm here paying my dues cos it costs a lot to be great.
If you're still sleeping on us then you're two thousand and late,
for those who've been awake, welcome back to the future.

You couldn't stop my rise if you had the eyes of Medusa.
No statute of limitation can stop us from going nuclear.
Caught wind of the rumours - they're saying we must have fell off,
or went the pop route, financially we're not well-off.

I started doing this cos I thought we were being rep'd wrong.
Gandhi said be the change you desire if you expect more.
So I got to stepping, bench-pressing these bars.
You see the muscle I'm flexing? Got too much hustle to sell 'em.
uh, SDC - Jag Nation, Man, what a pairing!
Just like parents we're son-ning these niggers!
See, I'm made in the image of God so, with disrespectful intent,
fuck you, when you think you can judge me nigga.

Chorus/Hook


Tec (SDC):

4

Uh,
Yeah,
shhhhh,
Kneel to no man cos only heaven's above me,
Call us Rap Messiah so I wonder where the love be
And if they will remain if the shit starts getting ugly.
Will Babylon corrupt me? Guy trust me, they're trying.
All the fake smiles, the schemes, the lying.
The ways of the sheep can never make sense to the lion
so there's no point in replying. I'm just killing them with silence.
Uh, the revolution has begun.
I'm feeling like the chosen thinking maybe I'm The One.
I'm feeling like Gowon the second that he picked that gun.
Guy, there's power in my hands I wonder what I will become.
Huh, when there's no place to run.
I'm bound to feel the heat I'm flying closer to the sun.
Will I hold on to power or, maybe I will run, or
shey I'll plant the seeds for the future ones to come.
This dictator rap guy, ki lo de t'en rap bayi?
My penmanship is supreme it shall never capsize.
Yeah. It shall never capsize.
I don't spit on the mic, my guy, I baptize. And that's life.


THE END.

19 comments:

t said...

jesse jagz
the case
ft. show dem camp
in Jagz Nation Volume Two
aka Royal Niger Company

Jesse:

1

Uh.
Sent me pretty flowers in April,
came on the wings of the angel (Gabriel)
The hand that rocked my cradle, he prepared the table,
something I could relate to even though I had no cable.
When I am unable, power's been disabled,
can't communicate to my own Tower of Babel,
Gabriel the angel came to my stable,
said chosen of the gods, hail able, we praise you.
See I speak the truth, you might choose to believe in fables.
Do you believe in angels or fake names and labels?
Stay true. Know the path I walk is gonna be painful.
Bring to the navel(?j1) like I'm going through labour.
Many men hate you, many more underrate you.
Get ready for betrayal, unfaithful niggers lay low.
Uh, you know the Universe only rewards the faithful.
Father forgive them they 'on't know what they do. Uh,
now check it:

.......
uh, now look what loving made you do
uhh, you're running when no one's chasing you
ah, I don't care if they love me (fuck it!)
above me only God can judge me.

uh, now look what loving made you do
uhh, you're running but no one's chasing you
ah, I don't care if they love me (fuck it!)
above me only God can judge me.
.......

2

Late in December, I received a letter.
No signature or sender. I had the shit rendered,
turned out it was never no previous offender.
Marked up my calendar. Enter: forever.
We enter, time turns Spring into Winter.
It follows the Summer will Fall in the center.
Words from the letter, written to remember.
I'm a fucking avenger. The pen is my temper.
I'll send you a helper, my flow healed a leper,
MCs will remember me as the Elder
Idris Elba, Real Professor Peller
I don't need no umbrella I'm fly with my propellers.
When fear enter, the verbal airbender
break your agenda take no surrender,
you're getting dismembered, blended, get-
-ting reassembled, yes, with the emblem on the single.
The flow was peddled like gold medals
on all levels, same goes for all devils.
Soul rebels, when I flow the soul trembles.
Angels on chariots riding on gold pedals.

Chorus/Hook
+ Above me only God can judge me.

Continued...

t said...

jesse jagz
the case
ft. show dem camp
in Jagz Nation Volume Two
aka Royal Niger Company

Ghost (SDC):

3


I'm not looking for acknowledgements, just give me knowledge trick,
see I got knowledge to self, so I know I'm the shit.
Room's full of smoke cos a product of my environment.
Now I'm feeling like Superman up in this Metropolis.
Making you Lex Luthor... my solar opposite.
Fuck, boys, you didn't know that there's no stopping this.

It's in God's hands so can't be deterred,
His word dispersed and I'm red(?g1) popping rich
Truth, Nigger! Swallow it. This here is knocking, menn, what a dope beat
to put me in the zone, I got too much heat to get cold feet.
Too much heart to bypass, not enough time to waste,
so I'm here paying my dues cos it costs a lot to be great.
If you're still sleeping on us then you're 2008,
for those who've been awake, welcome back to the future.

You couldn't stop my rise if you had the eyes of Medusa.
No statute of limitation can stop us from going nuclear.
Quoting(?g2) off the rumours they're saying we must have fell off,
According(?g3) to pop culture's, financially we're not well-off.

I started doing this cos I thought we were being retro(?g4)
Gandhi said be the change you desire if you expect more.
So I got to stepping, bench-pressing these bars.
You see the muscle I'm flexing? Got too much hustle dere(?g5) fella(?g6)
uh, SDC - Jag Nation, Man, what a pairing!
Just like parents we're son-ning these niggers!
See, I'm made in the image of God so a disrespectful you get(?g7)
fuck you, when you think you can judge me nigga.

Chorus/Hook

t said...

jesse jagz
the case
ft. show dem camp
in Jagz Nation Volume Two
aka Royal Niger Company

Tec (SDC):

4

Uh,
Yeah,
shhhhh,
Kneel to no man cos only heaven's above me,
Call us Rap Messiah so I wonder where the love be
And if they will remain if the shit starts getting ugly.
Will Babylon corrupt me? Guy trust me, they're trying.
All the fake smiles, the schemes, the lying.
The ways of the sheep can never make sense to the lion
so there's no point in replying. I'm just killing them with silence.
Uh, the revolution has begun.
I'm feeling like the chosen thinking maybe I'm The One.
I'm feeling like Gowon the second that he picked that gun.
Guy, there's power in my hands I wonder what I will become.
Huh, when there's no place to run.
I'm bound to feel the heat I'm flying closer to the sun.
Will I hold on to power or, maybe I will run, or
shey I'll plant the seeds for the future ones to come.
This dictator rap guy, ki lo de t'en rap bayi?
My .(?t1). is supreme it shall never capsize.
Yeah. It shall never capsize.
I don't spit on the mic, my guy, I baptize. And that's life.


THE END.
Send your corrections, please.

maitumbi said...

am impressed.

t said...

Still need to get this right, absolutely.

t1 = penmanship

Thanks to @lobatanafrica and @showdemcamp for the evidence (click). You liked that? Here's more #LobatanQuotes like this one by Ghost or this one by Jesse

Ajibode Nathanael said...

beautiful,u rule jargo the greatest

t said...

:)

t said...

my hardworking research department is back with fixes, so we're ready to go live with the Lyrics. yeah, Baby! Love it!
Look what loving made me do :)

abdulmalik aliyu said...

Thank you guys
beautiful job
and i like you All for being jagz fan cos im his die hard fan
but pls come up with the lyrics to the best track off the album which is LOUIS for me.


abdulmalik aliyu said...

I come thru d door blogs n articles know
that wen i burst microphone particles show
Any light minded connect to d floor but molecular structures irregular though
fck it dey aint no challenges yo
witness d 57 passenger flow
uh MEntally active spectacular flow, i come thru d door eye lashes to d floor
waitin for d fake actors to show, my rhymes only titanic characters flow
ANTONIO BANDERAS YO
fuck it
jesse jagz is being evil pitch black is vin diesel
When he burst you cant catch his heat signal jesus around
I attack ND I go
Watch how d niggas react to audio
the volume that makes ur body go lame cos they contack a POLIO
fck it
JAGZ dnt waste no sun shower
cos wen he bursts niggas detect the gun powder
So we smoke leaf frm the tree of life
WOOWW This guy is a genius,he's so lyical, the best lyricist in AFRICA and the best Rapper in NIGERIA believe me
PLS come up with the full verison of LOUIS lyrics jst as i have started cos i dnt get evrytn he spits in most of his songs cos u know he's so lyrical
So far BED OF ROSES is my favourite song and TNC is my fav album. WAT OF YOU??

t said...

oh wow, thanks for your comments. My favourite Jesse Jagz track? Impossible to choose. I can't mennnnn. They are all my beloved children. OK, nieces and nephews. Jagz's children. But you should see these year-end reviews: 2014 The Search is best music+video project, and 2013 Redemption was everything. It is, in my view, IMPOSSIBLE TO DO BETTER than either of these. Anybody in the world do work as fine as this, Oscar or whatever they call it - Juno, Grammy, Headie, Brit...

Thank you for commenting.

abdulmalik aliyu said...

Jaaagggooooo mennn Odysseus loading........ODYSSEUS check the guys Twitter and the features

t said...

Anticipate.

t said...

Genesis

t said...

genius lyrics three years later. Nice. Let's put up all the best lyrics mahn.

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