Some of my people steady actin like they weak
Not knowin that our roots run even deeper than those of trees
Dont know what its gon take for us to finally see
We constantly blame the system, yet the system is we
Instead of bannin together we act as if we are asleep
WAKE UP! OPEN YA EYES AND SEE!
We got little ones, steady roamin the streets
Fraid ta pick up a book cuz of what they might see
Bunch of little words they aint able to read
Got little girls with perms in their hair
idolizin the women they see on T.V
They want dat "bone straight hairrrrr" but that aint how our hairs suppose ta be
Our hairs naturally kinky but in the eyes of society, aint no beauty in dat cuz kinky means unruly
The exact thing they dont want us to be but
All I want is to be free...
Free to think, free to know that what is, will not always be so like
Martin Luther king (Jr) ~ I have a dream~
Like Maya Angelou ~I know why the caged bird sings~
Like Malcolm X ~Freedom by any means~
WE THE PEOPLE!
So let us STAND UP! LIFT OUR VOICES!
And change the way in which we are seen