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Embed: So as we get older and our children grow up
We ain't gonna teach them what y'all showed us

There's too many babies dyin' before they're born (Lord ain't that the truth)
Too many young ladies cryin' with a daddy in the house but not a father in the home (now y'all know there's a difference)
And what about all our young soldiers being led astray (by this negative music)
What happened to the Isaac Hayes, and the Curtis Mayfield's and all the Marvin Gayes?
Man we really need 'em today

And there were so many things that needed explaining
But you said it was too late for me to learn
You were suppose to be my shelter when it was rainin'
But instead you left me out here all alone, so I gotta make it on my own

We don't need your education
We don't want no pacifier
We are the leaders of your nation
We're gonna make sure the world survives
There ain't no justice there's just us
What happened to the meaning of "in God we trust"
So as we get older and our children grow up
We ain't gonna teach them what y'all showed us

For people who did believe, what we could do to change our future, you knew the world was in our hands, help build them strong so they can withstand, all the pressures, all the war, all the prejudice, and the others who were sure we couldn't fight the stress in life, for those of you who didn't believe us, listen to my words for you, listen to your children sing to you AZLyrics provided by Lyricsmp3skullhttp://lyricmp3skull.online/" readonly/>

City High Anthem Lyrics

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They just gave up on our entire generation
So we were all pushed to the side cuz we didn't see the world through our teachers eyes
When all we needed was a little bit of motivation
But because we wore our pants saggin' y'all labelled us gangstas
And said we wasn't worth the time

There are so many things I never asked you
There are so many things I still don't know
There are so many things you never told me
And still so many things that I will never know
and why, cuz I went to City High

A school with more drop outs than sign-ups at registration
And the pregnancy rate is at an all-time high, we all know why
Now you would think the classroom's the place for mental stimulation
But it's some brothers outside sellin' that stuff, that'll really stimulate your mind, (talk about gettin' high)

There are so many things you never showed me,
There are too many things you let slip by,
How can I face a world that doesn't know me
A world that doesn't care whether I live or die,
And why, cuz I go to City High

So, We don't need your education
We don't want no pacifier
We are the leaders of your nation
We're gonna make sure the world survives
There ain't no justice there's just us
What happened to the meaning of "in God we trust"
So as we get older and our children grow up
We ain't gonna teach them what y'all showed us

There's too many babies dyin' before they're born (Lord ain't that the truth)
Too many young ladies cryin' with a daddy in the house but not a father in the home (now y'all know there's a difference)
And what about all our young soldiers being led astray (by this negative music)
What happened to the Isaac Hayes, and the Curtis Mayfield's and all the Marvin Gayes?
Man we really need 'em today

And there were so many things that needed explaining
But you said it was too late for me to learn
You were suppose to be my shelter when it was rainin'
But instead you left me out here all alone, so I gotta make it on my own

We don't need your education
We don't want no pacifier
We are the leaders of your nation
We're gonna make sure the world survives
There ain't no justice there's just us
What happened to the meaning of "in God we trust"
So as we get older and our children grow up
We ain't gonna teach them what y'all showed us

For people who did believe, what we could do to change our future, you knew the world was in our hands, help build them strong so they can withstand, all the pressures, all the war, all the prejudice, and the others who were sure we couldn't fight the stress in life, for those of you who didn't believe us, listen to my words for you, listen to your children sing to you AZ

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City High is an American R&B/hip hop trio consisting of rappers/singers Ryan Toby, Robbie Pardlo and Claudette Ortiz. Originally signed to Wyclef Jean's Booga Basement imprint as a duo, the group became a trio when Jean realized that they resembled another group on his roster, The Product G&B, too much. Ortiz was then added to the group after contributing her vocals to the group's first big hit, What Would You Do from the Life soundtrack in 1999. City High drew comparisons to their mentor's supergroup, The Fugees for two main reasons: the first being that the make-up of the band was two male members and a superstar female member, and also the fact that the members both sang and rapped. Unlike The Fugees, however, City High had more of an R&B slant.

In 2001, "What Would You Do?" was released as part of the band's eponymous debut to radio with a new mix that interpolated Dr. Dre's The Next Episode into the bridge. The song, a story seen from different perspectives about a young woman who becomes a stripper to feed her child, became a U.S. Pop #8 and R&B #13 hit. The band's follow-up single, Caramel, found Ortiz singing lead and Pardlo on the bridge. In the original version, there is also a section where Ortiz sings in Spanish. For radio release, the song was remixed to include the rapper Eve. "Caramel" was a U.S. Pop #18 and R&B #9 hit. The remix was done by Trackmasters. The final single from the group's debut was City High Anthem, which failed to make a big impact on urban and top 40 markets. Once again, however, a remix was released, featuring rapper Styles P.

In early 2002, City High shot several mini music video commercials for MTV based on their own songs promoting the 11th season of The Real World set in Chicago.

Their debut self-titled album sold millions and was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2003. City High members Ryan Toby and Claudette Ortiz got married on October 14, 2004.

City High disbanded in 2003. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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