Words of Wisdom

I’m fed up, we gotta start teach the children / That they can be all that they wanna to be / There’s much more to life than just poverty
Killing us one by one
In one way or another
American will find a way to eliminate the problem
One by one
The problem is the troubles in the black youth of the ghetto’s
And one by one we are being wiped off the face of this earth
At an extremly alarming rate
And even more alarming is the fact
that we are not fighting back
Brothers, sistas, niggas
When I say nigga it is not the nigga we are grown to fear
It is not the nigga we say as if it has no meaning
But to me it means “Never Ignorant Getting Goals Acomplished”, nigga
Niggas what are we going to do
Walk blind into a line or fight
Fight and die if we must
Die... like niggas

This is for the masses, the lower classes
The ones you left out, jobs were giving, better living
But we were kept out
Made to feel inferior, but we’re superior
Break the chains in our brains that made us fear ya
Pledge allegiance to a flag that neglects us
Honour a man that that refuse to respect us
Emancipation Proclamation? Please!
Lincoln just said that to save the nation
These are lies that we all accepted
Say no to drugs but the governments’ kept it
Running through our community, killing the unity
The war on drugs is a war on you and me
And yet, they say this is the Home of The Free
But if you ask me, it’s all about hypocrisy
The constitution, yo, it don’t apply to me
And Lady Liberty? Stupid bitch lied to me
This made me strong, and no one’s gonna like what I’m pumpin’
But its wrong to keep someone from learning something
So get up, its time to start nation building
I’m fed up, we gotta start teach the children
That they can be all that they wanna to be
There’s much more to life than just poverty

This is definitly uh... words of wisdom
America, America, Ameri-K-K-K-a
I charge you with the crime of rape, murder, and assault
For suppressing and punishing my people
I charge you with robery, for robbing me of my history
I charge you with false imprisonment
For keeping me trapped in the projects
And the jury finds you guilty on all accounts
And you are to serve the consequences for your evil schemes
Prosecutor, do you have any more evidence

Words of Wisdom
Based upon the strength of a nation
Conquer the enemy armed with education
Protect yourself, reach for what you wanna do
Know thyself, teach by what we’ve been through
Armed with the knowledge of the place we’ve been
No one will ever oppress this race again
No Malcolm X in my history text, why’s that?
’Cause he tried to educate and liberate all blacks
Why is Martin Luther King in my book each week?
He told blacks, if they get smacked, turn the other cheek
I don’t get it, so many questions went through my mind
I get sweated, they act like asking questions is a crime
But forget it, cause one day I’m gonna prove them wrong
Not every brother had his mother on the welfare line
The American Dream, though it seems like it’s attainable
They’re pulling your sleeve, don’t believe
’Cause it will strangle ya
Pulling the life of your brain, I can’t explain
Beg as you can obtain from which you came
Swear that your mother is living in equality
Forgetting your brother that’s living in poverty
Thought they had us beaten when they took out King
But the battle ain’t over till the black man sings
Words of Wisdom
The battle ain’t over ’till the black man sings
Words of Wisdom

Nightmare... that’s what I am
America’s nightmare
I am what you made me
The hate and the evil that you gave me
I shine as a reminder of what you’ve done to my people for 400 plus years...
You should be scared, you should be runnin
You should be tryin to silence me
But you cannot escape faith
When it’s my turn to come
Just as you rose, you will fall
By my hands

America... you reap what you sow
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KRS-One... America’s nightmare
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