We had a voice, a dream, something to say
But the white people took that all away
Chains broken only to be put back together again
We had a love like no other
And found strength in one another
Dreams we had, hope we did and believed we dared
We had our own rights
But the white people took those away
It was all real, it wasn't make believe
It's time for us to get out there, roll up our sleeves
How long are we supposed to pretend
that we're okay with what is happening?
The white people stripped us of everything
they could get their hands on
Now they're trying to take from us again
And we're expected to just let them win?
What will we say to our future kin
when they ask us why we chose not to defend?
Will we tell them how it all began and why we're still stuck there?
Or will we be able to tell them how it came to an end
All because we didn't pretend?