• Understanding

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    Understanding (transcript)

    I understand, man

    That this world be damned, eff the police obsession

    Led to your ill-stated, ill-begotten confession

    And locked you down in the system

    Forever and all eternity

    But do you realize you missed the opportunity

    To redeem yourself in the eyes of those

    Who seek to crucify me?

    Rather than protect me

    You linked arms with the enemy

    Used the destruction of my innocence

    As fodder for the canon of your smooth talking


    Yeah, I understand, man

    As I'm the one that bathed you birthed you

    And raised you

    I nursed you at my breast

    When you needed me I was a witness

    To the evils that sought to engulf you

    In the flames

    Yet I'm the tool of your emasculation

    I gave you life

    And you give me public humiliation

    Oh, such hypocrisy!

    To accuse me of doing

    Ungodly things

    While you fall to your knees

    Worshiping the green as King

    Building an altar of flesh to sacrifice

    Good sense and throwing away dreams

    Yeah, man, I understand what you mean

    Lost in the prison of your mind

    Hidden behind

    The bars of deception and naivety

    Unable to focus on reality

    Yet you question me

    And my commitment to the long haul

    This weakness you detest is present in your failure

    To achieve absolute success

    Your vision wavers due to

    Misguided misconceptions

    Sinking to a level of using sex and fear as your

    Only weapons

    Your betrayal brought me to my knees

    With tears of pain

    I pleaded with you

    But my cries were all in vain

    You turned your back on the one who had your corner

    Forgot my face

    Treated me as a foreigner

    One who was unknown to your intimacies

    You walked away as the air between us


    By several degrees

    I understand, man

    Your authority felt threatened

    Your manhood was endangered

    You lashed out badly angered

    I was just in the way

    Not so innocent bystander casualty

    In cahoots with the Devil

    Plotting against you gleefully

    Yeah, that's me

    You almost convinced me

    I'm not what I appear to be

    I'm your mother your sister

    Every woman you ever loved

    Every woman you ever hurt

    Every woman you will desert

    Fleeing from the fear

    That the hour draws near

    That the Angel of Judgment will rest upon your shoulder

    And your neck will rest in the cold grip of Death

    And away will fly your carefully laid plan

    Yeah, man

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