Down the Backstreets
Guru Lyrics


Down the backstreets down the backstreets
Down the backstreets down the backstreets
(I'm walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets down the backstreets
Down the backstreets down the backstreets
(I be walkin' down the backstreets)

Yo here goes some info on my flow and how I move
To a def groove, I keep my rep smooth
On the down-low, I travel with my mind to the street
Concrete, like the gravel I'm in deep
So I gotta hit ya from a real perspective
'Cause anyone who's talkin that crap, will surely get his
I'm not the one to act flashy
'Cause man where I be at, we don't have to be classy

Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(I'm walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(I be walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(Walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(I be walkin' down the backstreets)

Check it stupid
While you're out there, on the main streets frontin'
Your game's week, so I'm huntin' you down clown
'Cause you need to learn somethin'
All that bluffin', won't get you nothin' but killed
No mission fulfilled, because there's others who will
Get jealous, hell if they can take clout from you, they'll do it
So that's what I'm about to do, I'll step to it
And strip you of your pride (your pride)
And then I'll stick and I'll rip you up from all sides
Or possibly I'll let you slide, slime
Cause you'll set your own death in just a matter of time
Yeah, and I'll be somewhere on the sidelines, y'know

Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(Walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(I be walkin' down the backstreets)

So when you're lookin' for me, here's where I'll be
I'll be walkin' down the backstreets in your vicinity
'Cause I been out here for a few
So all that you're doin', ain't really nothin' new (nothin' new)
I peeped the way you always perpetrate
You're so phony, you make me wanna regurgitate
Since you're ridin' so high, you're bound to fall
While I stand tall, and you don't get no props at all out here

Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(Walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(I be walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(Walkin' down the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets
(It's the backstreets)
Down the backstreets, down the backstreets

Down the backstreets, is a mind state
'Cause I don't have to be a pop star to rhyme great
I've been out here observin' things
So now all fake gangsters and pranksters I'm servin'
You know what I'm sayin? I'm the king
Come down the backstreets where it's dark
I'ma snatch your heart
So get a handle on life and quit livin' so trife
Or else we're gonna have to run up, and SMACK all the weak
Comin' straight from the backstreets
And I'm out, ninety-three, it's all me

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Royalty Network
Written by: Keith Elam

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Comments from YouTube:

Ken Rivers

in my opinion the best track on this master piece album!

d.blake808stateofmind

depending on the day my friend,

nathar40

I like Transit Stop too.

Sheryl_Lynn

Ken Rivers Hands down!! I love jazz and this was arranged to a tee!

RankingRobert

when Hip Hop was real music....

Sness 64

The respect he had for jazz is so present. You could tell that the inclusion of the samples and instrumentation was from pure love. As a fan of jazz and Hiphop this album shines above most, taking it place with the legends. Not only of Hiphop but jazz as well.

Randy Marsh

@GhoulishDongle word! Classics jazzy players

GhoulishDongle

There weren't samples on this album; it was live instrumentation

Alfred Cowans

This Joint Hard!!!💪🏾

jazzyeyed

i love Guru's music. Could you please recommend any other similar musicians. I live in Kolkata, India. heard this album first 25 years ago.

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