In 1492, you came upon these shores
700 years, educated by the Moors
17th century, genocide and the gun
Middle passage blessed
To market the Afircans
In the so-called lands of God
My kind were treated hard

From back then until now I see
And you agree
We have been a misrepresented people
From back then until now, just see
My family tree
We have been a misrepresented people
We have been a misrepresented people

19th century, slavery destroyed
Soldiers who fought and won
Once known as nigger boys
20th century, with freedom in my hands
We invent ideas which help to save the land
But while I prayed to God
My moms and pops died hard

From back then until now you see
Our history
We have been a misrepresented people
From back then until now, just see
My family tree
We have been a misrepresented people
Yes, we have been a misrepresented people

1969, Black power's at the door
1982, hip hop was on the floor
1992, gangster crack prevails
1999, our color's still a jail
It is through the grace of God
That we all were not scarred

From back then until now we see
No comedy
We have been a misrepresented people
From back then until now, why are we
Still in misery?
We have been a misrepresented people
Yes, we have been a misrepresented people

Though we march across time none see
A victory
We have been a misrepresented people
From back then until now you know
We're making growth
We have been a misrepresented people
We have been a misrepresented people

From back then until now we see
Our destiny
To never be a misrepresent people
Yes we march across time to free
Our humanity
To never be a misrepresented people
No you must never be a misrepresented people



Lyrics submitted by Jamie Starr

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