Call me um For in my misconceptions Self practiced meditations Meaning selfishly I run from What I am yet to understand The woman I am The one God created me to be I seek worldly gains Never enough obtained Life gift is breath inside of me But I greedily seek to see How I can just get paid So I lay in my own grave I made this My roots run deep in untoiled Soil buried my spirit deep It gathers rootseed I threw them to the first wind A cool breeze that tells me something sounding good My outstretched hands Reaches out and catches somebody's son Pretending he a grown up Playa man stop playing games with yourself Intellectualized masturbation Ain't good for your health Fallen inside the cracks and diseased flatbacks Of this world Who pushed you out here unprepared It wasn't me But you point blame It's a shame I feel sorry for you Without feeling sorrowful for my **** self Call me um.... For my wealth Was in my stride My stealth was in my step pride Now become undone You who ridicule Who I am The man I love Ain't Won't Can't Come home to me Baby please formulates The distant state Of how far our love has me back Behind enemy minds For this unconnectedness is too familiar From the flows of our economic woes I make You take We both spend on shiny things Keep on bringing us down Keep on keeping the clown As your favorite circus act When in fact Brother on brother crime Crosses all color lines Redefines Who is playing a perfect game Who wins Not you Nor me Too colorblind to see Your name Contains man But your hues are confused Just call me um... It's a shame You call me love Sex is what you based that of Tried to prove you wrong Took too long of my years Tears are the heaviest to carry While denying my spirit bliss How did we get to this? Call me um... Sister I wonder have youever looked at me Loved what you see Not only in who we are But by far what we share They say none compares Call me um.. For I have silenced the drum Blocked out the son He don't even rise today A full figured moon lit sky A mother earth freedom cry of the ancestors Still singing praise to Father God Knight falls Queen check mates King me please Checkers prey On black and red squares Nobody winning Everybody pretending they are The brightest star Was created to be original Son Treasured jewels Nobody knopws where they come from Few understand Who I am Who I want to be I, myself, have forgotten whom I come from Call me um... Or call me Black Please... Call me Black.