Produced by: Phunk Schway
Written & recorded by: Aries 'Shady Poet' DeLeon
Don't let 'em hold you back, don't let 'em hold you down
It's time to fight back, the time is now
Don't forget you have a voice, man, yell out loud
I'm sayin' turn it up! They're sayin...don't turn it down
You may not know who I am, just an average man
a face in the crowd of 300 million people
And just like Lennon, I'm singin' power to the people
an individual fighting to be equal
fighting for the future to eradicate the evil
People, yea! the masters of deception
Have a seat and listen. Class is in session!
Here's a question, regarding the recession:
In this election, who do we trust in?
So much corruption, enough to make your head spin
They think it's child's play: Teddy Ruxpin
Mr. Politician, enough with all the mud slingin'
focus on how to get us out of this mess we're in
Cuz don't give a "bleep!" about your stupid empty promises
How do you fix the economy if you don't even know what problem is?
I'm not a democrat, and I'm not a republican either
cuz I hate the fact that the country divides itself when we're choosing a leader
That's right! So it's time to pay attention!
time you take action instead of building up the tension
This is the land of opportunity, not the land of opportunists!
I rhyme with impunity, to expose the abusers
of the system, the people, and the rights we uphold
I'm the American dream, so let the story be told:
Made in the Philippines, assembled in America.
Love and respect going out to the parents of
yours truly, Aries DeLeon
ever since I was a child, always known to be a phenom
Flash back into 1985
born into this world as a crisis child
and that's what my mama called me
she pregnant with me during the crash of the economy
and if that wasn't a kick to the jaw
to top it all off, it was Martial Law
it was a time of political unrest
people all over were being put to the test
and behind all this was a mad man's conquest
total control was what he wanted to accomplish
He shoulda knooooown better than that
when enough is enough people start to fight back
So in 1986, EDSA Revolution
put his reign of tyranny into a conclusion...
Let's fast forward back into the present day
I'm fully grown now, and I'm not gonna hesitate
to say, that the more things change
the more they stay the same
and no matter where you stay
it's the same damn game
the same damn people trying to milk the system
and the people in the middle still the victims
when it comes to healthcare, who the hell cares?
cuz they'd rather cater to the ones abusing welfare
We got the national debt and we got inflation
please tell me what's left for me and my generation
I'm just sayin, How would I not be upset?
when I'm up to my eyeballs in student loan debts
and if that won't get you low and depressed
wait til you see the taxes from my paychecks!
And I'm sorry, Mr. Governor Romney
If I could, then I would, borrow money from mommy
shout outs to all fresh college graduates
keep your head up. Hope for the best, and you can handle this
I only graduated top of my class
magna cum laude, kiss my ass!
going out to all those that try to question my intelligence
the ignorant Americans, lacking the benevolence
living in the past tense, will you grow some common sense?
matter of fact, will you also grow a conscience?
cuz I'm concious of all this nonsense
Sick of the concoctions. Let's flush these toxins!
We're all in this together, we're in the same boat
And if you wanna be heard, then go out and vote!