This was a certified hit in 1995:
I knew the dance…and Left Eye’s rap by heart:
“I seen a rainbow yesterday/ But too many storms have come and gone/ Leaving a trace of not one God-given ray/ Is it because my life is ten shades of gray/ I pray all ten fade away/ Seldom praise Him for the sunny days/ And like His promise is true/ Only my faith can undo/ The many chances I blew/ To bring my life to a new/ Clear blue and unconditional skies/ Have dried the tears from my eyes/ No more lonely cries/ My only bleedin’ hope is for the folk who can’t cope/ With such an endurin’ pain that it keeps ’em in the pouring rain/ Who’s to blame for shootin’ caine into you’re own vein/ What a shame you shoot and aim for someone else’s brain/ You claim the insane and name this day in time/ For fallin’ prey to crime/ I say the system got you victim to your own mind/ Dreams are hopeless aspirations/ In hopes of comin’ true/ Believe in yourself/ The rest is up to me and you…”
RIP Left Eye!
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