Its a hardknock life blood,
as we struggle to find liberation in a land that don't belong to us.
Through decades of national oppression,
poverty at the hands of capitalist institutions.
Yet we remain, and seem content,
dying to protect rights that aren't even ours.
How long must we be the fools while they rock us to sleep,
pacifying us with equal rights promises that they won't keep?
I'm fed up! I want my freedom!
While Black scholars and Black politicians debate,
while racist institutions and television raise your children,
I'ma be Bangin' for Revolution,
I get it poppin' and keep my eyes on the prize duke,
no longer willin' to kill a brother just 'cause his flag is blue,
I'm just fighting to get my freedom back,
to re-educate our children and get the love of a people back.
Yeah, I was born in the "land of the free,"
but they ain't free me.
The made me a victim of systems and poverty.
It's just how the story reads,
stolen from Afrika, brought to Amerikkka to see my people bleed.
And though we seem to have overcome the obstacles of slavery,
we still find ourselves fighting for justice and equality.
The emancipation proclamation was a formality
to extort proletariats in a capitalist society
But you don't believe,
you're still reaching for the Amerikkkan dream,
while they exterminate our species.
But you blame me, because I castigate those
who disagree that this life in the west is the life to oppose.
You're either friend or foe in this war for freedom,
Justice and equality, this war for revolution.
I'm fueled by 400 years of rage
for those who couldn't escape, and hence were made slaves.
I'm fueled by the contradictions of a Black nation,
who talks tha talk but contributes to our indoctrination of Black self-hate.
I'm fueled by the blood, sweat, and tears
spilled by a people in a foreign land just trying to live.
I'm fueled by the catastrophes of a history we can't shake off,
because we've been indoctrinated with the will to be lost.
But I want freedom!
And I won't stop until this government falls.
Grab every branch of government by the balls,
and scream FREEDOM!
And we can't stop until our people are free.
Unite the souls of oppressed people and sing,
We want freedom!