It’s 2013 and look how far we have come.
Maybe we should say, its 2013 and look how far we have not.
Walking down the street, middle of the night
Man gets suspicious, Man starts a fight
No weapon, No gun, I should be safe in my town
People take one look at me, and attitudes are turned around.
Is it fair, is it okay
For me to be labeled by my race
Spend one day in my shoes; wake up with brown skin on your face
Face the Adversity I do, then try to tell me things have changed
Does it scare you that you’re wrong, that you feel a little deranged?
Blacks are stupid, blacks are thugs
Yeah I get called that quite a lot
If I was, if I am, does that mean I deserved to be shot?
Fair skin, blue eyes, I don’t have them, and I’m proud
My ancestors built this country; your ancestors bossed them around
Peace is what they want; peace is what they won’t get
It’s time to take a stand for our rights, be heard and don’t quit
I am not Trayvon Martin, but he is definitely a part of me
So next time you open your eyes, I hope it’s not just my color that you see
Its 2013 and I refuse to sit back and wait
To my generation, it’s time to stand up and be great.
Written By: DL