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Soul Food: Breaking News (The black experience in Amerikkka)


Ooo ya

Ooo ya

Ooo ya

Ooo, oh, oh


I been tryna find a way

I been tryna find it

I been tryna find a way

I been tryna find it

I been tryna find a way

I been tryna find it



I been tryna find another way to get away

Every time I turn around I see another face

On the news, another hashtag

Another video

A black man dead

Shot down on the ground, yeah

Everybody get your cameras out, yeah

Another run in with your thin blue line

Everybody grab a picket sign, but


Black lives don’t matter til they matter to the

Ones holding the guns, you better run

Lost lives, we cry unite

We fight, we rise up

Rise


Black girl, black girl gone again

Ain’t gon’ get no coverage

No breaking headlines on the news

Not canvassing the streets for you

Everybody wanna be like you

Everybody wanna do the things you do

They wanna walk like you, talk like you

Gotta rock them braids, them clothes, them shoes

M-i-s-s-i-n-g Ooo

The world don’t stop for missing you

So ghetto ghetto, ghetto, ghetto

Just another baby mama for a jigaboo

I been tryna find another way to get away

Good girls, bad girls, can’t escape

Don’t even make the news until they turn up dead

Nobody bats an eye

Our people hang their heads low

Stay outta trouble if your eyes ain’t blue, cuz

They’re never gonna find, never gonna find

They’re never ever never no, they’re never gonna find you

Lost lives, we cry unite

We fight, we rise up

Rise


Court cases, one race is guilty by the skin of your teeth

Might see another day, keep the coroner at bay

Block a bullet, but they’ll catch you by a rap sheet

Hair triggers on patrol to catch these niggas

Figures

Got the chalk outlines in the headlines ‘stead of

Bread lines, redlines

Gang Gang Gang signs

All a part of the game

Got a quote by MLK

Preach peace, turning murder into holiday

So we can celebrate how they take our blood

No justice cuz justice ain’t justice, it just is

Hanging on, got it hanging on, hanging on a pointed hood

Black man be the bigger man

Black man bet’ not take a stand unless the anthem plays

Then stand up in place, don’t forget your place, oh no

Black man, don’t disturb the peace

Black man, don’t get no release

Black man can’t get no release

Black man, Black man, Black man, Black man


I been tryna find another way to get away

Feeling like I’m running out of places I feel safe

And any minute, I’ll be outta time

Everybody grab a picket sign cuz

All lives don’t matter til they matter to the ones

Holding the guns

You better run

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