You’re conflating your “free thought”
With the lies of white supremacy
Drilled in from your infancy
Filled in so indignantly
Do you think that this monopoly
On how we’ve all been taught to be
Lends itself to being free?
Feeds on truth’s humility?
You wanna talk for a man
But right there that’s where you’re wrong
The man is just a letter
And the system is the song
And the song’s been going on
And on and on
You are free to sing a long
But you ain’t right to be this wrong
And the reason why I say this
Is cause I see truth in you
The power to lead people
But let the people lead you too
We are not meant to be alone
Though sometimes that may be our preference
For when we are alone
We underestimate that difference
Makes us stronger
Interdependence makes us last
But if we are gonna build the future
The we must reckon with the past
And that’s why specificity
And attention to what’s real
Cannot be an afterthought
If we are ever meant to heal
And let me tell you about love
Since you’ve gone and raised the subject
Love is not as simple as to comply or to object
Love is not as passive as to co-sign or to reject
Love is in the living of the truth that we are spirit
And that our worth cannot be taken
And that our worth cannot be given
And that our power does not rest
Inside how comfortably we’re living
And that our right to live and breathe
Upon an earth that remains giving
Is the truth of who we are
No matter what nonsense they’re bringing
No policy, no order
No scarcity, no border
Does anything to change that.
You want to talk about love?
Then you better be about facts.
The truth is trying to rise
Help it on its way
Listen for the words
That make your soul play
Cause if you haven’t heard?
Today’s not that day.
It’s this day.
We are making a new way
Co-creating a new play
Decimating what they say
The truth will find a way
And when it does?
It’s here to stay.