For Kendrick

Welcome to the life of a black man

2 2 that’s the sound of the gun man

22 can you put it on 1 man

In the mirror, High power

No reacting, re-flexing

Countin dough no cheese

Could you please hold the veggies

There’s a war outside

And a baby in the streets

Cause his daddy’s in jail

And his momma’s in deep

Cause the county buildings call

And police on feet

Got dope in my genes

But it aint on me

The revolution will not be televised

Tell you truth, won’t tell you lies

Remove your masks and grab his hand

Put up your fists and take a stand

These days of frustration

No kindred, all long blue faces

No kindred, am I mistaken

Me and you run 2 different races

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