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​Interlude: Pedestals

This song is by Solange and appears on the album A Seat at the Table (2016).

But man, I done been through it all, so I, I said
"I wanna tell my story."
'Cause I never cried or nothing
And that's where the "Make 'em say uh uh," that's like my pain
That's basically what it is. That's my battle cry. Think about it
None of us are perfect. We live in an imperfect world
You know, only God can judge me, that's how I look at it
The people that's sitting around pointing their fingers
Imagine all the stuff they're probably doing
Whether you're police officers, doctors, lawyers, presidents, whatever
You got good and bad in everything
You know, we're putting people on a pedestal that's just a human like us
You know, I mean, they got more drugs in the rich neighborhoods
Than they got in the hood
A lot of their kids dying from overdose and things like that, think about it
Black kids have to figure it out!
We don't have rehabs to go to. You gotta rehab yourself
But for us, you can't pull the plug on us and tell us it's over. Not me!