dead prez We Want Freedom Lyrics

I was born black, I live black,
and I'ma die probably because I'm black
because some cracker that knows I'm black
better than you *****, is probably gonna put
a bullet in the back of my head!!

Yeah our lives ****ed up, no doubt
All this **** we go through every day
Sometimes a ***** don't know what the **** to do
But see I got my *****s
And we gon organize a people army
And we gon get control over our own lives
And I mean that **** right there from the bottom of my ****
I Ching

[Verse 1]
Yeah, yeah
Imagine havin no runnin water to drink
Chemicals contaminate the pipes leadin to your sink
Just think, if the grocery stores close they doors
And they saturate the streets with tanks and start martial law
Would you be ready for civil war
Could you take the life of somebody you know,
or have feelings for if necessary?
I got cousins in the military
But far as I'm concerned they died, when they registered

[Verse 2]
Yo, this world is oh so cold, I think about my ancestors
Being sold, and it make me want to break the mold
**** the gold and the party, train yourself, clean your shottie
Tell me what you gon do to get free, we need more than MC's
We need Hueys, and revolutionaries
The *****s on the streets today, it's kinda scary
The smell around my way ain't roses or strawberries
In fact it's kinda poisonous, bringin out the boy in us
But I'ma stand up on my own, like a man do
Dominate the land and make wealth, like Fu-Manchu
Yes the peoples army stick togehther like glue
We represent the I-Ching, and to this we stand true
Military formation, anyone participation is welcome
Each one teach one, son help son
Just one gun is all it take to get it started
Livin in the wilderness of the west we cold hearted

If you don't think it could happen think again my son
Be prepared for the worst that's yet to come
We want freedom, prophecies and ancient wisdom
Cataclsym, *****s be like **** the system

I don't want to be no movie star
I don't want to drive no fancy car
I just want to be free, to live my life, to live my own life

[Verse 3]
Yeah, I'm for peace
But I'll kill ya if ya **** with my moms or my niece
See we all want peace, but the problem is
Crackers want a bigger piece
Got it where the *****s can't get a piece
That's why police get stabbed and shot
'cause a ***** can't eat if the ave is hot
Locked up you get three hot meals and one cot
Then you sit and rot, never even got a fair shot
That's where a whole lotta *****s end up
My man moms even got sent up, tryin to keep the rent up
When I'm bent up I think a lot about the reason I'm here
I think about the things I fear in the comin years
Ahead of me, I'm ready for whatever they bring though
I'd go against a tank wit a shank for my dreams
And that's my ****in word
One day the whole world will smoke herb
And *****s won't get took to jail for hangin on the curb


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Written by: Andrew Mair, Bergman Kegrand, Clayton Gavin, Lavonne Alford, Vonkeli Williams
Lyrics © Royalty Network Music Publishing Ltd.

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