Boycotting buses, getting beat, lynched, locked up in cells
They went through all of this so our life wouldn't be hell
Used to hate it when they had to sit in the back of the back
Nowadays if we can't sit in the back we gotta put up a fuss
You could never be brave like they did
But you wanna be a man?
You take every right for granted
Nobody wants to take a stand
For the new plague that spreads through our nation, in specific generations
Then we had to fight, but now we choose the cowards way
Pick up a gun, fill the clip, pull the trigger, bang bang
But if you was caught without ya burner you'd be toast
Hand to hand combat is foreign to most
Oh you not so bad now
Used to be the white man persecutin us
Now we do it for them
Somebody stop my pen, cause ya'll don't wanna hear the truth
All ya'll wanna do is puff puff pass
Pour a drink in ya glass
Have babies but don't point them in the right direction
Or better yet, you don't want them so they get taken by Child Protection
Where they don't protect at all, it's just a whole different type of neglection
Leading them to depression, then injection to the streets, of a drug
Instead of learning how to smile for a picture they learnin how to mean mug
What happened to 'it takes a a village to raise a child"
But how can the village raise the child if the parents don't even want to
How can the village raise the child if all the people are broke, old women, thugs, and promiscuous young women
Lord help the children
Yea our ancestors broke their backs
And for what?
So we can lay on ours?