RISE

It’s time now
Nah you can’t be silent can’t be quiet now
Let that voice be heard baby don’t tone it down
You know we got your back baby just turn around

Verse 1
Man this here’s crazy
Gettin' a clear pic of how the world treats our black babies
Black mothers and Black fathers. They over do it we can’t take it
Caught up in the same matrix. Being foul they all flagrant
Let them boots hit the ground baby gotta hit the pavement

Like look at how they did Trayvon
Left George Floyd in the street heart losin' beats cryin' to his dead mom
Philando got 7 shot times in the whip next to his kids' mom
Sandra Bland for a lane change and the end result is the same thang
Breonna Taylor in her own bed - Like what’s wrong man. I don’t get it

They Tell us to be cautious. Use our Color as a target
Man I’m tired a' all this nonsense. Man y’all gotta show its different
You can’t say that we all equal when they disrespect our women. Send our sons and dads to prison

A yo Listen
We done lost way too many. Cried way too much
And they don’t want us to retaliate but don’t wanna show us love
So we march fight and we protest to relieve stress from our truth
We ain’t goin back when we move. We gon’ pushin forward as a movement

Chorus
It’s time now
No you can’t be silent can’t be quiet now
Let that voice be heard baby don’t tone it down
You know we got yo' back baby just turn around

And we gon' celebrate soon as we live the Dream
Treatin' every single day just like its Juneteenth
Chest out lion hearted, what you frightened for?
Never forget you deserve everything you're fighting for

Verse 2
So we got street names, business names change, job fillers
Notice holidays, but still ain’t found time to prosecute killers
The whole system crooked
You can get hit with a police bullet and barely get an apology
Let alone some camaraderie from Government

Prayers out George Floyd and his family
Video footage of murder while he was saying that he couldn’t breathe
Crazy how they tried to trip on Kap when took a knee
But when they use excessive force they somehow get off Scott free, with paid leave!?!

You know better then do better, it’s simple
Control the mind control the masses, so they aiming at our mental
This generation is different, we got choices, we Are changes
Yeah they try to say we brainless - Doctors, Lawyers, Entertainers?

They like Change is gonna come but I'm impatient G
Said you gotta trust the process like Joel Embiid
Our ancestors went through hell and what you tellin' me?
Is that we gotta face the same? Nah let’s expedite that change
RISE

Chorus
It’s time now
No you can’t be silent can’t be quiet now
Let that voice be heard baby don’t tone it down
You know we got yo' back baby just turn around

And we gon' celebrate soon as we live the Dream
Treatin' every single day just like its Juneteenth
Chest out lion hearted what you frightened for?
Never forget you deserve everything you're fighting for

Verse 3
Never take no for an answer. Push with a purpose. RISE
Even when they try and down play you, know what your worth is. RISE
Constantly pursuing better life and bigger movement
No regrets, and show no remorse we tired of excuses. RISE

This is next level
Held us back for too long
Need our cut like a bad lawn
I promise they done stepped on the wrong land mine
Got too many of us locked up for petty crimes
Judges and the jury give em' max like it’s fed time
I’m not lying

Neighborhoods bad on the other side of that red line. RISE
Ahmad Aubrey murdered by the cops is a clear sign. RISE
Stephon Clark murdered by cops is a clear sign. STAND UP
It’s like our death toll is on an incline. RISE
It’s saddening

Eric Gardner, Freddie Gray, Nah they ain’t comin back again
This life is not a game but we have to win
We restore the streets, buy em back, make em ours again
Police the block. Protect our ladies and our gentlemen

It’s time to RISE

RISE

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