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Modern day slavery

This song is by Immortal Technique.

[...They say nothing wrong
A change is gonna come --
You know and I know
You know that I know
I know that you know that something's gotta change is gonna come ...]

(Bridge: Joell Ortiz)

First you clean his hands from top to bottom
Grand afferents then wash him, then you go pick the cotton
Listen y'all I'm tired man, I swear [I've been running]
For so long trying to be strong with you [I've been running]
I'm exhausted [Oh yeah]
My feet hurt [I don't...]
Wanna run no more [I don't...]
Wanna run no more [I don't know what's a bed]
They said [a change is gone]
Quit [a change is gone]
Quit [a change is gone carry on]

(Joell Ortiz)

Ain't nothing changed except the chains
That's restraining our physical frame
Mentally we still living the same
Its lock down
They knocked down the Towers to raise tax
Anything they burn we pay back
I live in the hood; you'll never bump into Pat Seajack
But we spin the wheel every time we chill
'Cause cops hate blacks, and Hispanics they draw gats
And just slam it before the ask where your hand is
I don't see how a wallet can be mistaken for a cannon
So please don't let 'em play us no more
In everyway I'm ready, willing, and able to war
Like any day I could pop I'd be in the front
Like, please let the force be with me in this pump
Housing want me to work 'cause I'm still on my mom's lease
Threatening to raise the rent if I don't pick up them park leaves
Ain't nothing in this world for free
But somehow they got us fooled like this world is free

(Chorus: Joell Ortiz)

This is modern day slavery, you see? [yes]
Carry I.D. [yes]
Water is a fee [yes]
This ain't how its supposed to be man [I've been running]
For so long tryna to be strong but yo... [I've been running]
I'm exhausted [Oh yeah]
My feet hurt [I don't...]
Wanna run no more [I don't...]
Wanna run no more [I don't know what's a bed]
They said [a change is gone]
Quit [a change is gone]
Quit [a change is gone carry on]

(Immortal Technique)

Our people are the product of genocide and slavery
Everything in the ghetto was how it was made to be
Designed in a process, Prison Industrial Complex
Niggaz transformed into numbers and objects
We pay the devil rent for living in hell
'Cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell
Incarcerated knowledge heavy weight (Heavy Nigga)
Every black man should read through Deuteronomy Chapter 28
~Cursed in the city like we're cursed in the field
Cursed on the border, and cursed by the New World Order
Our sons and daughters were stolen by another people
___________ End of the Earth, land of the Eagle
This is the sequel to the prophecy
Freedom when peaceful then violent is my philosophy
I built an army, now I'm gonna build a nation
The foundation of a new civilization
And overthrow the plantation

(Chorus: Immortal Technique)

This is modern day slavery, you see? [yes]
It was designed to be [yes]
Patriot Act 3 [yes]
Just wait young nigga, you'll see [I've been running]
For so long, my people been strong, but yo [I've been running]
I'm exhausted [Oh yeah]
My heart hurts [I don't...]
And I'm gunning them all [I don't...]
I'm gunning them all (Fuck them, niggas!)
Yeah I said, we gotta make 'em [a change is gone]
We gotta make 'em [a change is gone]
Quick motherfucker (lock and load)

Immortal Technique / Joell Ortiz
Harlem / Brooklyn
You know what it is nigga, the rebirth of the Young Lords
Coming soon muthafucka...

You sleep and you die nigga...
Good night muthafucka!

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