"Freedom" as written by Dallas L Austin, Joseph L Kirkland, Joi Elaine Gilliam and Bernice Johnson Reagon....
tell me one thing
how far would you go for justice
you got to know this
would you dare to struggle
dare to win
dare to fight
any day
any time

run up in the precient
run up in the city hall
run up in the white house
how far would you go
for a little taste of freedom yo

see the youth rise up
see the poor rise up
see my peoples rise up
all your peoples fired up

when it all goes down
and the martial law is running down your streets
and it comes time for revolt
I gotta know one thing

would you fight for your freedom
kill for your freedom
bleed for your freedom
die for your freedom

march all you want for peace
never gunna stop the killin
never gunna get it with a ballot
never gunna get it with the system

some motherfuckers wanna keep us poor
or dead
or locked up

that's why they put crack rock in the hood
that's why they built these prisons
and killed Tookie Williams

so how many more got to be killed
how many more got to be locked up
how many more got to wake up
how much longer til' we had enough

i'm tired
i'm fed up

bout ready to bust some AK's
can't only just bust some rhymes
bout ready to bust a full clip at the feds
until freedom's mine

better look around
see what's going down
when I say it's time for revolution
yo I mean the time is now

so whats the plan
when the beat and the rhyme and the flow is all done?
we really gunna organize
start some shit
or just bang this beat for fun

know this
I spit this because it's more than a cool flow
i'm looking for comrades
looking for the revolutionary type
who ain't afraid to fight

you say you ready for the sacrafice
that's cool i'm with it
but when it goes down
I got to know one thing


would you fight for your freedom
kill for your freedom
bleed for your freedom
die for your freedom

we tried the ballot
now we try the bullet
so pick one
liberty or death

I don't give a damn what it's gunna take
just to get a taste
of that power coming back to the people
feel the wrath
like a Shining Path
in the hood
feeling like a Nepalese guerrilla bout to run up on attack

so ya got to me one thing
how far would you go for justice
you got to know this
would you dare to struggle
dare to win
dare to fight
any day
any time

run up in the precient
run up in the city hall
run up in the white house
how far would you go
for a little taste of freedom yo

see the youth rise up
see the poor rise up
see my peoples rise up
all your peoples fired up

yeah ,
you ever been locked up in a cell
you ever thought you'd see some heaven but you livin hell
you ever been fucked by te priest
fucked by the flag
fucked while deceased
by Uncle Sam
yeah,
you ever been jacked for your land
you ever feel like you want more than payback


then fight for your freedom
kill for your freedom
bleed for your freedom
die for your freedom



Lyrics submitted by ZDLR my idol!

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