Take It Back – IM4NI
Genre Rap

LYRIC
Take It Back

Intro

Every summer we are gonna have this kind of vigorous protest
My hope is that it will be non-violent, I would hope that
We can avoid riots because riots are self defeating and socially
Destructive
I would hope that we can avoid riots but then we will be militant and
As determined next summer and through the winter

Chorus

I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luthеr
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luthеr
Kkk-king
So I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko

Verse 1

What good is a light that don't shine
My people getting education but no jobs
Doing anything and everything to survive
God's faith compromised
The fake priests capitalize
The government monopolize
See the richer get richer
And the poor get poor
My people pushed to corners
See crimes taking over
And we need the hand of god
Like Maradona
Cause corona is taking over
But still

Chorus

I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king

So I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko

Verse 2

See Africa is not poor
It's just poorly managed
After so many years of democracy in SA
Poverty still has a black face
What a disgrace
People aren't even eating
They can't even say grace
They got us displaced
Like a cyclone Idai
Look at how we let our women
Getting raped, killed and die
All lives undone
Strange faces made familiar
New nightmares
To challenge our sleep
I pray to God my soul to keep
While I watch technology and religion
Collide
Global warming mother earth is crying to mankind
Mama Winnie give us a sign
I know Mandela didn't die
He multiplied
The system giving us shit
And can't give two plys
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired
I'm sick and tired of seeing people die
I'm sick and tired of seeing
Bodies multiply through femicide
And black on black homicide
But still i have a dream like Martin Luther

Chorus

I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
I have a dream like Martin Luther
Kkk-king
So I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko
And I write what I like
Like Steve Biko

Outro

I have no doubt in my mind that
People
And I know people in terms of my own background
Where I stay are not necessarily revengeful
Nor are they sadistic in outlook

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