Verse 1

Black boy in a fallen world, I was born with these golden curls
I was taken from mother Africa, transported across the earth
Don’t tell me that you’ve never heard that my skin equates to dirt
My name was Adedayo, I came here and it changed to Earl
Woah, on different days we tried different ways to sit at the table yo
No they gave us no plate, no slice of the cake, and they’re spreading fables yo
Them thеy’re getting away with terriblе statements like it’s their nature bro
Woah we holding in parades in different places to celebrate a month
My broskis sold keys, my OGs they sold bricks
In cold breeze for more cheese and then gunned down by the police
No no, you don’t know me, don’t tell me, you got to show me
If you’re against me or you’re for me, where there’s no justice, it’s no peace

Bridge

Stand in the rain, could you feel my pain, look to the heavens and pray
I’m on my way, open the gate and this is what I got to say
Come on now, light of the world, now shine your light on the world
Come on now, light of the world, now shine your light on the world

Hook

No, I won’t sit, I’m determined to break these shackles
Oh Jesus please, would you help me to break these shackles
No, I won’t sleep, I’m determined to break these shackles
Oh Jesus please, would you help me to break these shackles

Verse 2

Second chance is really not a thing, so how do I get to live my dreams
Cause the moment you go on a record, be guaranteed you’re paying with your being
What they’re saying now is that we’re free, but the freedom is really just a breach
Now we’re gon need more than Meek Mill and Jigga to tell everybody what’s free
Poverty shouldn’t be part of me, tryna stay afloat in this economy
And the mainstream wanna drown me of my confidence with no apology
We’re the children of the sun, we come from nothing, from the bottom of the pond
And oh, I got my eyes on the throne, but in the scheme of things I’m just a pawn
I have always been, they try to keep it so, you would know if you read your history though
From a black to a negro to a nigga to a POC, they don’t even wanna hear my POV
Oh God, would you break the chains, the barricades they try set up in my way, way
My soul for real, this candy rain leaves nothing in my mouth but a bitter taste, taste

Bridge

Stand in the rain, could you feel my pain, look to the heavens and pray
I’m on my way, open the gate and this is what I got to say
Come on now, light of the world, now shine your light on the world
Come on now, light of the world, now shine your light on the world

Hook

No, I won’t sit, I’m determined to break these shackles
Oh Jesus please, would you help me to break these shackles
No, I won’t sleep, I’m determined to break these shackles
Oh Jesus please, would you help me to break these shackles

Outro

Break these shackles, break these shackles
Break these shackles, break these shackles

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