Arrested Development
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Scritta per la colonna sonora del film di Spike Lee “Malcolm X”, dove il grande leader nero è interpretato da Denzel Washington.

(Revolution) (revolution)
(Revolution) (revolution).....

Brothers and sisters
Let me share with you some news
As I sit on my plush couch
Watching the news

There's been a rude awakening
That I have watched
Until my feet have bled
And I have rioted until
They called the feds

What's left
My conscience said
What's left
My conscience said

As I look out my window
I see the little ones
Playing amongst each other
With their waterguns

In pure poverty
Generations of good people
In cycles of poverty
It bothers me, so I ask myself

I said, are you doing as much
As you can for their struggle (no)
Am I doing as much as
I can for their struggle (no)

Then why do I cry when
My people are in trouble (yo)
My ancestors slapped me
In the face and said (go)

Harriet Tubman
Told me to get on up
Marcus Garvey said to me
Bro, you get on up

My brother Malcolm X
Need I name more
It ain't like we never
Seen blood before

Come on, let's talk
Revolution, now (revolution)
All my people say (revolution)
All my brothers say (revolution)
All my sisters say (revolution)

All my people say (revolution)
Hey (revolution)
All my people say (revolution)
All my people say (revolution)

I see blood on one
Malcolm as one shot em
I see tears cause now it
Seems that we forgot him

I seen years of people
Searching for solutions
Restitution, excuses
No more confusion

Come on, come on
Let's talk right, let's talk right
Talk up, talk up, but
Don't talk up all night

There's got to be action
If you want satisfaction
If not for yourself
For the young ones
(The children)

The U.N., The U.S.
We can't allow you
To tell us a kid in the ghetto
Is not as important as
A kid in Bosnia

I ain't with it (uh huh)
Just forget it (no)
You can't even debate it
If you don't understand
Our situation (come on)

You don't want us to go
Get a gun now, do you
You don't like to see
People running around now

Yet and still you wanna
Live like 90210
While we scream out
(Yo) freedom

Five grandmothers ago
They erased it
We must acquire a taste for
Something we've never tasted

So, people, let us
Wet our palates (word)
It's either the bullet or the ballot
Come now (whoo)

Revolution now (revolution)
All my people say (revolution)
All my brothers say (revolution)
All my sisters say (revolution)
Hey (revolution)

All my people say (revolution)
Let's talk about a Revolution
All my people say (revolution)
All my people say
Let's talk about a revolution
Hey (revolution)

(Revolution) (revolution)
(Revolution) (revolution)......

Now see I understand
What my people have said
They tell me to fight
Fight for the ancestors
Who are dead

For Harriet Tubman
Move organization
David Walker
The Black Panthers
Kwame Nkumah
Marcus Garvey, Jane Pittman

(Revolution) (revolution)
(Revolution) (revolution)...

Contributed by Bartleby - 2011/6/7 - 10:51

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