Freedom Rider

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 16:24 -- Raycizm

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Did you hear?

 

We heard the king was coming tonight

 

We heard hope was coming tonight

 

I got my wave of cotton hair all nice and gin i gotta look my best the kings here ya’ know

 

Him and all his voice

 

Him and all his breakthrough

 

My momma told me I gotta be at church tonight cause’ tonights different see

 

I've seen the king speak before but we heard he bringing his knights too and...

 

I heard they stood all stonewall jackson against them white boys

 

I heard they had bats for their freedom

 

Boots for their stand your ground

 

That they had pitchforks to scare crows perched on what they think they deserve

I heard they like me

 

I fresh faced know too much better  watch it boy for you end up with nothing your mom can bury

 

I heard them survived underground greyhounds and Mississippi chain gang braces humming spirituals through peaceful lips

 

Guards say stop they say mmm mmm take my voice if I cant sing my song as loud as my black is

 

They hero's here

 

Me and my friends

 

We came to see a group of young brave disciples from word of mouth we heard had jaws of stone and cheekbones plated bronze rusted over from satan's water works

 

No sign of peter's denial just all prophet

 

Wait!...

 

Do you hear them?

 

Them k k killers taunting and burning our sacrifice

 

Do you hear them?

 

Tryna scare our jesus way' we not safe

Here

How we not safe in Church?

in arms that hold to love us

 

How death still lighting fires under the living water

Livin's all I'm guilty of

 

We here

 

We pass our middle passage past

 

We got too much stone for segregation too much responsibility to our mugshots

 

Too much hope for the future i ride

We ride we not scared no more no more night no more nightmare days living in a world we share

We too

We strong

 

We strong like whips like

Chains like tear gas like rocks through stain glass fear don't live here fear sits shackled in the back of the bus

 

I stand

You scared?

 

Cause my mouth too big business

 

Cause I don't

 

Bruise off stick and stone ignorance

 

Cause I'm not scared of the dark no more

No more mumbling through life like my words don't deserve volume

Whats wrong!?

 

You just realize i been strong all along ?

 

Cause I did

 

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