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"In Memory of..."
11th track of the album Primitive
Featuring Babatunde Rabouin, Deonte Perry, Justus Olbert
Sung by Max Cavalera, Babatunde Rabouin, Deonte Perry, Justus Olbert
Duration 4:36
Genre(s) Nu metal, rap
Lyriced by Max Cavalera, Babatunde Rabouin, Deonte Perry, Justus Olbert
Composed by Max Cavalera, Deonte Perry
Produced by Toby Wright, Max Cavalera
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"Soulfly II"
Next track
"Flyhigh"

"In Memory of..." is a track of the Soulfly album Primitive, released in 2000. This presence of hip hop is uniquely dominant in this song featuring three rappists from the band Cutthroat Logic. It has the lengthiest lyrics of any Soulfly song due to its rap nature.

Lyrics Edit

Yo, life's web wants me in debt and tries to collect my breath 
As ransom in return for my soul's silhouette.
How deep does shit get? 
Is it worth the Bentley's 
And jets in this jungle of sheer cons 
And devils with breasts. 
I mean does everything happen for a reason, 
The change of seasons, 
Even the slugs screamin' to stop you from breathin'. 
It seems we're all a target in this mosh pit. 
The world be spinnin' lopsided, that's
Why I have my logic. 

We are what we are, musical contrast
Sound clash, bomb blast 
We are what we are, musical contrast
Sound clash, bomb blast 
So don't tell me how to act, how to be, how to live 
We are what we are, forever live or die 
Don't tell me how to act, how to be, how to live 
I am what I am from beginning to the end 

My conspiracy theory threatens national security, speaking clearly, 
You assholes don't hear me. 
Walked the psychopath of Timothy Leary 
When cell therapy wasn't curing me, 
God put fear in me, scaring me. 
R-I-P Kamau Jahi, quiet warrior with dignity, 
Still with me spiritually, forever in memory. 
Cut throat, who ill as me?
Soulfly. Flight attendants ain't got shit on me. 
You reap what you sow, 
So I try my hardest to harvest good crops regardless 
If most artists are garbage
With godless content. 
To be honest, the chronic plus my fondness of alcoholic products 
Held my spirit in bondage like convicts. 

Gettin' blunted wasn't pungent,
Overabundance of dumb shit had me living low-budget. Conflict. 
Indo had my mental growth stunted, cut friends out my circumference I used to run with. 
Rose above it. Fuck thuggin' and clubbin', 
I got one in the oven, 
Plus my girl's talkin' husband, she buggin'. 
My method of flowin' expression through poem, 
Salt of the Earth like the ocean, God's chosen spokesman. 
Creation to cremation, to be blatant, fuck Satan, 
Paper chasin' motherfuckers facing damnation. 
Girls actin' fly with no interest in aviation, fuck station, radio
Waves is just radiation. 

We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
You don't feel when I bleed, when I scream, when I feel 
We are what we are, forever live or die 
You don't know how I feel, what is real, what's the deal 
I am what I am from beginning to the end 

Cutthroat Logic, 
The newest extension of the Soulfly Tribe 
From now until the day that I die. 
Can't you tell by the pain in my eyes 
That with this music I will bring my dream to life. 
Stressed the F out, losin' my mind, 
I wanna blow up right now 
But I know it takes time. 
Like slanging saxs to takin' elbows across the state lines,
From 22's to tec 9's swag to kind. 
Underground to worldwide, I will never die, 
Forever my words in my rhymes they gonna keep me alive. 
So onward I strive each 
And every day of my life as I fight to keep K-RAB's dream alive. 
Forever my better half from fightin' to makin' cash. 
Some things in life are fucked up,
Wish I could take 'em back. 
But I live life with no regrets 
So I just look back on life and laugh. 

We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
In memory of D-LOW I carry this pain 
We are what we are, I know you understand 
In memory of D-LOW I carved your name 
I am what I am from beginning to the end 

Got Catholics in confession 
And 5-percenters studying lessons 
While the youth smoke Buddha for blessing.
I hear you fuckers on vinyl praising false idols, 
Claiming Gods and dogs and other fraud titles, to rival. 
My recital's laced with the Bible, life is just a time trial, 
I'm trying to make the finals. 
March madness in the land of savages, 
I'm stranded, a magnet for static so I combat it diplomatic, nomadic, 
What I'm tatted, my cross my only baggage, 
Roots go back to Africa, I'm not Asiatic. 
Brothas mastered mathematics and still they can't add it. 
My quest isn't cabbage although it's nice to have it, 
Rock the planet, like volcanic magma fragments, 
As my lava cools a lot of fools take me for granite. 
I just wanna meet the trinity and live for infinity, 
Laugh at the enemy, when I get there who cares who remember me, on Earth. 

Since birth my dome had afro turf, ask the nurse, 
I heard a verse that said, "who's last is first", 
So I keep my flesh humble 'cause I'm still-skinned like Rumple, 
Average a triple double and keep my game subtle, 
Jam harder, than Vince on all ballers from bench to starter 
Since I slaughter holler, murda, on Shawn Carter,
No honor with robbers, 
So I pray to my godfather 
And my conscience isn't bothered by how I get my dollars. 

We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast 
We are what we are, musical contrast, sound clash, bomb blast

Video Edit

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Soulfly - in memory of...

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Personnel Edit

Performers

Band members

Guest/session musicians

  • Babatunde Rabouin – rapping
  • Deonte Perry – rapping, additional drum programming
  • Justus Olbert – rapping
  • Larry McDonald – Jamaican percussion
  • Toby Wright – keyboards, drum programming
Songwriters
  • Max Cavalera – lyrics, music
  • Babatunde Rabouin – lyrics
  • Deonte Perry – lyrics, music
  • Justus Olbert – lyrics
Enginucers

Navigation of Soulfly songs Edit

Live-only songs on various albums

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