[Verse 1: Immortal Technique] Here's a toast to the dead, If you don't drink, smoke to the head, For the freedom fighters killed by the feds, For those who died hard in the streets soakin' in red, And die slow asleep in a dream chokin' in bed, Here's a toast to the dead, For my enemies that are gone, I'm not a coward so celebrating - that will be wrong, I pray to god that your soul will come back again, So I can see you in the next life and finish it then, A toast to the dead, for criminals burning in hell, I wonder how many presidents are burning as well, Emperors, Popes, Senators, Generals, Amputees feelin' lucky until they see the vegetables, A toast to the dead, For those who are forgotten, Written out of history by the corrupted and rotten, Black Saints White-Washed during La Reconquista, Thousands of Indios Spaniards used to Conquer the Incas, Fuck a moment of silence, I need a moment of violence, Like them 19th century Caribbean Islands, Long live those who came before that paved the way for me, The warriors and scientists that came before slavery, And if that last lyric was predictable, Take that clairvoyance and apply it to life in the physical, Presumptuous, half-hearted, homunculus, Self destruction is the power without knowing what the function is...
[Hook: Cuts by DJ GREEN LANTERN]
[Verse 2: Immortal Technique] Here's a toast to the dead for all of my fam, I will never let an Eyedea die with a man, My rhymes are like Nazca lines designed to give a view of this, J. Dilla still alive as-long as his music is, A toast to the dead, for rap legends and pioneers, Your legacy wont be forsaken as-long as I am here, Knowledge of the past and wisdom of the present, I'll teach and leave in the hands of a worthy Lieutenant, A toast to the dead.. for children with cancer and AIDS A cure exists and you probably could of been saved, Sad to see medicine divorce morality, Corporate home-wreckers pimpin' up a salary, A toast to the dead for those that'll die today, The victims and those exonerated by D.N.A, The only thing worse than giving freedom to the guilty, Is killing the innocent and leaving your soul filthy, Immortal Technique - remember me when I'm gone, I encrypted my lyrics to stay alive in the song, So you'll always keep a piece of my spirit inside, When you struggle to complete what I started before I died, But some of you wont survive the changes the Earth makes, Swallowed by tsunamis, hurricanes and earthquakes, And that's just the first stage, if you can not reverse ways, And realize that we are one - regardless of our birthplace.
My last toast is to the dead is for the listener, Human being or extraterrestrial visitor, Remember us for more than our primitive ways, When you study us long after the end of our days..
Tracklist: 1. Burn This 2. The Martyr Produced by Southpaw 3. Angels & Demons (feat. dead prez & Bazzar Royale) produced by Dj GreenLantern 4. Rich Man's World (1%) produced by Shuko 5. Toast to the Dead produced by J.Dilla ... Cuts by Dj GreenLantern 6. Eyes in the Sky (feat. Mojo of Dujeous) produced by Southpaw 7. Goonies (feat. Diabolic, Swave Sevah & Gomez) produced by Southpaw 8. Natural Beauty (feat. Mela Machinko) produced by Slimfass 9. Running Nowhere - interlude produced by Southpaw 10. Civil War (feat. Killer Mike, Brother Ali & Chuck D) produced by Southpaw 11. Mark of The Beast (feat. Akir & Beast 1333) with cuts by DJDPONE produced by The Molemen 12. Black Vikings (feat. StylesP, Vinnie Paz & Poison Pen) produced by Southpaw 13. Conquerors (with Dr. John Henrik Clarke) produced by Engineer 14. Young Lords (feat. Joell Ortiz, Pumpkinhead, CF & Panama Alba) produced by Southpaw 15. Ultimas Palabras, Produced by Immortal Technique & Southpaw 16. Sign of the Times (feat. Cetan, Wanbli, Lockjaw Nakai & Cornel West) produced by Southpaw