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Brother Ali - Mourning in America

rhymesayers on August 10, 2012 16:54

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    Album out 9/18.
    Produced by Jake One.

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    Lyrics:
    I don’t usually use those big words ‘cause I don’t usually deal with big people.
    I find you can get a whole lot of small people and whip hell out of a whole lot of big people.

    Murder murder murder kill kill kill
    Cannibals walk the earth and get ill blood spill
    Eyes sunk deep in their skull their bone chill
    Few for survival most for the thrill

    Terrorism is the war of the poor
    Hold up a mirror so the script get flipped
    Cause when it’s in reverse it ain’t wrong no more
    Warfare’s the terrorism of the rich

    Who’s the true guerilla
    When the bomb on your body killing innocent civilians
    But a life is a life and a killer is a killer
    You’re at a desk chillin’ push a button kill a million

    See the anguish of the parents
    When they’re carrying the body of the baby that they cherish
    When innocent people perish
    It’s a very thin line between a soldier and a terrorist

    Murder murder kill kill kill
    Death and destruction a cap get pealed
    Harm or heal destroy and rebuild
    Shots still ring out the blood still spill

    Overseas we can mutilate and mangle
    Let me give you an example what our troops are coming back to
    Cold cities where the youth are getting strangled
    The community in peril and our future looking narrow

    Your school already failed you
    The boys in blue will nail you they salute you with a barrel
    The streets are a certified dead zone
    Decorated with chalk lines and headstones

    All the way live and every night the bullets flying
    Even if you ain’t dying you a traumatized survivor
    When you grow up in a climate of overriding violence
    You will never get beyond it it’s always alive inside you

    And death just surrounds you
    Fallen classmates’ ghosts haunt you
    Crime just calls you cause you look at what you walk through
    Ain’t certain if you’ll make it ain’t sure you even want to

    Murder murder kill kill kill
    Death and destruction a cap get pealed
    Harm or heal destroy and rebuild
    Shots still ring out the blood still spill

    Murder murder kill kill kill
    Death and destruction a cap get pealed
    Harm or heal destroy and rebuild
    Shots still ring out the blood still spill

    Choir
    Tears and sorrow block the sunlight
    Head low heart broke eyes closed tongue-tied
    Waters raise the tide is climbing
    Speeding time the sky is crying
    Shots are fired bombs and sirens
    War and riots mourning in America

    Now that society forgot you
    And they locked you in an obstacle course where nothing’s possible
    If you slip up and they caught you
    They got boxes where they lock you make a million dollars off you

    They rule you too rude to school
    They screw you in a booth shoot electricity through you
    Or inject death into you
    On a television set and let it ooze through you

    Every time a leader tries to stand up for our freedom
    Someone claps them with the heater their brain and back leaking
    A shame their family grieving the only way to see them
    Is a displaced dream displayed in a museum

    They say they built our nation for a reason
    Then they stained it with the bleeding of the slaves that never seen it
    I ain’t hating I still want to believe it
    And I’m not trying to leave it I just call it how I see it

    Murder murder kill kill kill
    Death and destruction a cap get pealed
    Harm or heal destroy and rebuild
    Shots still ring out the blood still spill

    Murder murder kill kill kill
    Death and destruction a cap get pealed
    Harm or heal destroy and rebuild
    Shots still ring out the blood still spill

    They haven’t got anything to lose and they’ve got everything to gain. And they’ll let you know in a minute it takes two to tango. When I go, you go.

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