OldSoul : Black America Again - Common featuring Stevie Wonder

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    [Common:]
    Here we go, here, here we go again
    Trayvon'll never get to be an older man
    Black children, they childhood stole from them
    Robbed of our names and our language, stole again
    Who stole the soul from black folk?
    Same man that stole the lamb from cheap black smoke
    And made the whip crackle on our back slow
    And made us go through the back door
    And rap for black bodies on the slave blocks
    Now we slave to the blocks, on 'em we spray shots
    Leaving our own to lay in a box
    Black mother's stomachs stay in a knot
    We kill each other, it's part of the plot
    I wish the hating will stop (war)
    And the battle with us
    I know that black lives matter and they matter to us
    These are the things we gotta discuss
    The new plantation, mass incarceration
    Instead of educate, they'd rather convict the kids
    As dirty as the water in Flint, the system is
    Is it a felony or a misdemeanor
    Maria Sharapova making more than Serena
    It took Viola Davis to say this
    The rose of the help and the gangsters is really all they gave us
    We need Avas, Ta-Nehisis, and Cory Bookers
    The salt of the Earth to get us off of sugar and greasy foods
    I don't believe the news or radio, stereotypes we refuse
    Brainwashed in the cycle to spin
    We write our own story, black America again

    [Sample - James Brown:]
    You know, you know, you know. One way of solving a lot of problems we got is to let a person feel like somebody and a man can't get himself together until he knows who he is and be proud of what and who he is, and where he come from, and where he come from

    [Common:]
    Hot daxx, black America again
    Think of Sandra Bland as I'm staring in the wind
    The color of my skin, they comparing it to sin
    The darker it gets, the less fairer it has been
    The hate the hate made, I inherited it from them
    But I ain't gon' point the finger, we got annointed singers
    Like Nina, Marvin, Billy, Stevie
    Need to hear them songs sometimes to believe me
    Who freed me? Lincoln or Cadillac
    Drinking or battle raps so is it Godspeed that we travel at?
    In danger denied on habitat
    The guns and dope man y'all can have it back
    As a matter of fact, we them lab rats
    You build the projects for us now you want your hood back
    I guess if you could rap you would express it to
    That PTSD, we need professionals
    You know what pressure do, it make the pipes bust
    From schools to prison y'all, they tryna pipe us
    Tell your political parties invite us
    Instead of making broke laws to spite us
    You know, you know we from a family of fight trust
    Fought in your wars and our wars
    You put a nixxa in Star Wars, maybe you need two
    And then, maybe then we'll believe you
    See black people in the future
    We wasn't shipped here to rob and shoot ya
    We hold this truth to be self evident
    All men and women are created equal, including black Americans

    [Sample - James Brown:]
    You know, you know, you know. One way of solving a lot of problems we got is to let a person feel like somebody and a man can't get himself together until he knows who he is and be proud of what and who he is, and where he come from, and where he come from

    [Stevie Wonder:]
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
    We are rewriting the black American story
     
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