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Published on Feb 21, 2011
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LYRICS [Hook] You would never know If you could ever be If you never try You would never see Stayed in Africa We ain't never leave So there were no slaves in our history Were no slave ships, were no misery, call me crazy, or isn't he See I fell asleep and I had a dream, it was all black everything
[Lupe Fiasco-Verse 1] Uh, and we ain't get exploited White man ain't feared it so he did not destroy it We ain't work for free, see they had to employ it Built it up together so we equally appointed First 400 years, see we actually enjoyed it Constitution written by W.E.B. Du Bois Were no reconstructions, civil war got avoided Little black sambo grows up to be a lawyer Extra extra on the news stands Black woman voted head of Ku Klux Klan Malcolm Little dies as an old man Martin Luther King read the eulogy for him Followed by Bill O'Reilly who read from the Quran President Bush sends condolences from Iran Where Fox News reports live That Ahmadinejad wins the Mandela Peace Prize
[Lupe Fiasco-Verse 2] Uh, and it ain't no projects Keepin it real is not an understood concept Yea, complexion's not a contest Cause racism has no context Hip-hop ain't got a section called conscious Everybody rappin like crack never happened Crips never occurred nor bloods to attack them Matter of fact no hood to attack in Somalia is a great place to relax in Fred Astaire was the first to do a backspin The Rat Pack was cool group of black men That inspired the five white guys called the Jacksons Eminem fitted in but then again he inspired a black rapper tryin to mimic him And thats what really rose up out of Michigan, the sign of white rapper by the name of 50 cent
[Lupe Fiasco-Verse 3] Uh, and I know it's just a fantasy I cordially invite you to ask why can't it be Now we can do nothing bout the past But we can do something about the future that we have We can make it fast or we can make it last Every woman queen and every man a king and When those color lines come we can't see between We just close our eyes till its all black everything
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