Take a step in my shoes Feel the chains on your wrist with your back bruise And the verbal abuse All combined equals misuse With the saying "ni**er this and ni**er that." Afraid to look into a white person's eyes becuz you were brought up to believe that Don't hit back And don't say that Always a saying to go with this and that Working in cotton fields From six in morning, your hands never heal Taking care of their back @ss kids, yo this **** is so real Cuz if you don't obey And do what they say Your black @ss might be far away Not on earth, no never that, so you better pray That you don't do nothing wrong, so watch what you say Take a step in my shoes Walk those dirty @ss street In 90 degree heat Fightin' for a cause that would take almost half a century to defeat And even then it's in front of me But secretly Walk those streets with dogs and police Spraying water at your back and feet And tell me don't you soon bow down to me Look those police in the eyes and ask why they took four little girls away from me Not only that, why did they take Martin and Malcolm And about six kids away from where I'm from And see don't you feel deaf and dumb When they put you in jail cell for obstructing justice Calling you unless And defenseless mindless and careless Anything to make you feel less It's called prejudice Oh but my bad, you wouldn't know anything about that would you? Take a step in my shoes Walk the street with your head held low Becuz your cuzin' can't find a job so he chose sell drow Your mama cracked out and crying on the flo' Daddy gone and you feelin' mighty low Becuz you can't find a job even though you got a degree though Affirmative Action, shole ain't helpin' this negro "Look up", what the he11 am I lookin' up for? To see my youth walkin' around callin' my princesses and queens "*****3s and hoes" To see my brothas, my kings, being called "ni66a" and agreeing saying "fa sho" NOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!! I won't look up and see my child pullin' at my leg Crying for food that I can't get even if he begs And hear him brag and about another lie his daddy don’ gon’ said I won't go to yet another funeral becuz one of my girls was beat dead By another brother over love Who was the cause of her being out the world Your feet getting real tired now I bet But do believe everything I said Everything I do is a reflection of it The way I walk, talk, and the way I do everything **** It's in my shoes Take a step in my shoes B4 you judge me!!!!!