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KRS-One Lyrics
"False Pride"

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A mystical teacher sat by the seaside

It was about five o'clock 'coz we heard the free ride

Anyway, the teacher was talking in stride

Sitting upon a rock that was wide

And warning against false pride

"Come to where I reside!" a woman cried

And the teacher replied, "Do you serve your fish fried?"

"Yes," she replied, "With potato salad on the side"

And the teacher replied, "Well, where do you reside?"

She said, "Up on the hillside, it's not a far ride

If you came to have dinner, I would be so gratified"

The teacher replied, "It's six o'clock, seven o'clock, you decide"

She replied, "Seven o'clock, do you like stir-fried?"

She was mystified and felt so dignified

The teacher was coming to the house where she resides

So she purified with pesticides

Called her friends up nationwide

Some of her friends were tongue-tied, they felt so glorified

She made steamed fish, baked fish, fish that was fried

Soup, steamed vegetables, potato salad on the side

You could smell the bread in the oven far and wide

Natural juices and water purified

Organic fruits brought from the countryside

With silver forks and knives placed side by side

You could not be dissatisfied

Looking out the window, staring at the mountainside

You would have died

6:59 she's swollen with pride

As the moment intensified, there's a knock from outside

She opens the door, for the teacher has arrived

But to her surprise, it was a bum who cried

"Please, I smelt the bread from outside

One piece" and then she replied

"The teacher is coming, he's soon to have arrived

You're making me look bad, come on now, step aside!"

The bum then replied

"When I say I'm hungry I haven't lied

Give me some of that chicken that you just fried"

She replied, "Chicken, fried?

No that's for the teacher, you're not purified

Then she slammed the door and went back inside

Sat on the couch with the TV Guide

She looked at the clock, it was 7:09, then 7:30

He still hasn't arrived

Eight o'clock, she's on the downside

Nine o'clock, by now she's teary-eyed

She's pissed off and her anger multiplied

She cried, then fell asleep dissatisfied

Next day she woke up, and was preoccupied

With meeting the mystical teacher who lied

Where could he hide?

She ran down by the seaside

He was there teaching about false pride

"You lied" she replied, "You lied

You said you'd be there at seven o'clock, you lied"

He replied, "No, I have not lied

I came at 6:59, and you told me to move aside

I asked for bread and the chicken that was fried

And you said, that I wasn't purified"

She replied, "I wasn't notified

I had no idea that you was the bum that cried"

And the teacher sighed, then replied

"This concludes our lesson on false pride"
This song is from the album "Sneak Attack".