Chance The Rapper – Israel (Sparring) Lyrics

(Verse 1 – Chance The Rapper)
Sparring is training
Chain snatching the slaves
But a rap song is a match in a cave
Dim lit, wet wick, wicked rapping it’s way
Drunk off of light, lies, laughing
Claiming asylum while shining in shade
I can’t stay silent, I go violent when my violets is gray
And my roses is black
F**k the pharaohs and pharisees, Moses is back
I don’t need to see a Sphinx to know they noses was black
I don’t know one temptation that had Otis’ back
Sparring is training this a jumping jack
I’m the scariest jack in the pumpkin patch
Float like my jumper wet, sting like a bumblebee
I swing like a lumber jack, go back when I’m up at bat
They tried to label me an odd rapper
I’m an independent contractor
Car cracker, sparring is training without the training wheels
You made it, you made it, you made it, yeah, you made a deal
You played it straight, hated, graduated, waited, waited
You still a waiter still
Mice will always find out ways to steal
Picture me, fifth of Hennessy and the swisher sweet
Fake identity, til a plug named Trinity shook me
Wake up, wake up like remember me?
Said one plus one make three, and you finna see
You ain’t as grown as you finna be
You got them young ni**a tendencies

(Verse 2 – Noname Gypsy)
Sentimental energy
I love the lighting beside him
I stand like an angel
Sparring is training for an apathetic halo
Apologetic, non religious, consequential fable
Like good is good for loving me, it’s googly, or godly
The Bible say mistakes is necessary
So I Mississippi monologue to granny’s house
My soloist is sold out to attentive God
Cornbread on my table when I say my prays on airs
The stairs with shadiness, it’s time to rest or manifest
Sparring is training, I know they thank me, bumblebee
Afro Americano Sunny D
But bet I sting, no die

(Verse 3 – Chance The Rapper)
Jacob wrestled with God, in the desert til he broke him
And he blessed him and he rescued his heart
I struggle with love, I juggle my loves
I cuddle and coddle, ship wrecking bottle, I huddle in hugs
Sparring is training brah, Ramses watching raining frogs
Jigga watching Damon, Damon watching Wayans Bros
A tandem unicycle with two pilots in different maps

(Verse 3 – Noname Gypsy)
Tit for tat, synagogue and bottle caps
A body in the underpass says, where’s my Jesus?
Pledge allegiance to the money now
We run it down, the kiddie parks for darker kids
Be casualty, like come with me, to the museum

(Verse 4 – Chance The Rapper)
Sparring is training, don’t let Denzel’s training day debut
Since they could catch a fade too
We be on that elegant, hella melanin
Barely, barely, says the crayons and jellybeans

(Outro – Chance The Rapper & Noname Gypsy)
And now you know Noname ain’t never for none
Ayo, you know Chano ain’t never for none
And now you know Noname ain’t never for none
Ayo, you know Chano ain’t never for none
Aha, and you don’t stop
Boom bap, and you don’t stop
I told you that was gonna be fun though