IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE


Toast To The Dead Lyrics

Here's a toast to the dead
If you don't drink, smoke to the head
For the freedom fighters killed by the Feds
For those who died hard in the streets, soaking in red
And died slow asleep in a dream, choking in bed

Here's a toast to the dead
For my enemies that have gone
I'm not a coward, so celebrating that would be wrong
I pray to God that your soul will come back again
So I can see you in the next life and finish it then

A toast to the dead
For criminals burning in hell
I wonder how many presidents are burning as well
Emperors, popes, senators, generals
Amputees feelin' lucky until they see the vegetables

A toast to the dead
For those who are forgotten
Written out of the history by the corrupted and rotten
Black saints whitewashed during La Reconquista
Thousands of Indio-Spaniards used to conquer the Incas

Fuck a moment of silence!
I need a moment of violence!
Like the nineteenth-century Caribbean Islands
Long love those who came before that paved the way for me
The warriors and scientists that came before slavery

And if that last lyric was predictable
Take that clairvoyance and apply it to life in the physical
Presumptuous, half-hearted homunculus
Self-destruction is the power without knowing what the function is

Here's a toast to the dead
For all of my fam
I will never let an idea die with a man
My rhymes are like lines, designed to give a view of this
J Dilla's still alive as long as his music is

A toast to the dead
For rap legends and pioneers
Your legacy won't be forsaken as long as I am here
Knowledge of the past and wisdom of the present
I'll teach and leave in the hands of a worthy lieutenant

A toast to the dead
For children with cancer and AIDS
A cure exists and you probably could've been saved
Sad to see medicine divorce morality
Corporate home-wreckers pimpin' up the salary

A toast to the dead
For those that'll die today
For victims and those exonerated by DNA
The only thing worse than giving freedom to the guilty
Is killing the innocent and leaving your soul filthy

Immortal Technique
Remember me when I'm gone
I encrypted my lyrics to stay alive in the song
So you'll always keep a piece of my spirit inside
When you struggle to complete what I started before I died
But some of you won't survive the changes the Earth makes
Swallowed by tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes
And that's just the first stage if you cannot reverse ways
And realize that we are one, regardless of our birthplace

My last toast to the dead is for the listener
Human being or extraterrestrial visitor
Remember us for more than our primitive ways
When you study us long after the end of our days

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