How was I supposed to know it was so bad to be educated and black?
Do I really intimidate you to the point of you trying to hold me back?
All I've tried to do was make something out of $5 and a dream,
If you were in my shoes you'd know how hard life really seems,
See, I've tried my best not to disappoint those who've created for me this path,
But somehow, I still can't do this math,
Its all because you're standing in the way of what I'm trying to do,
As if I did something that inflicted harm on you,
My heart aches for you, and that's the truth,
But I don't deserve the hurt you're putting me through,
I wish you could just let me be free,
Let me latch onto opportunities opened to me,
What's life with no adventure, I do not know,
If I cannot explore, I will not grow,
I'm stuck on the ground like a featherless bird,
Let me spread my wings, I just want To Be Heard