if you want to be heard
stand up with no herb
your mind might not tell you everything.
but your heart can foreshore stand out and sing
your freedom may mean a lot
but racism still may not
and if you want to live free
make sure that you belong.
if you ever get knocked down
don't combine YOU with a clown
stay focused from the start
make sure that you stay smart
you may want something new
but the new wont be all part of you.
the new could be someone else
that might change YOU.
hateful words could yet be thrown
cause hate to all with your skin tone.
so if you believe that you could be strong
make sure that you belong
don't let fear make you fall
just do your best to stand tall.
people could take kindness for weakness
and could take you silence for speechless
they could consider your uniqueness strange.
and call your language slang.
they see your confidence as conceit
and see your mistakes as defeat.
don't let them take you for sanity.
while you still live for humanity.
don't live about a song
live to belong.