Me and Mr. Washington go forth with no real direction
dreaming of the day we drive our cars into the ocean
and all the people looking on will wonder what to say
and live confused about us 'til the day they do the same
and they will see while swimming that they are free

Reach for a solace I find only in my brother sky
we are relieved to know that someday this will pass us by
and it's got us feeling quite alright
we have no money and we certainly have lost focus
why have we landed on a planet that's as hopeful as this
we've heard the words “move westward”

Well I've thrown myself to the stratosphere
I'll throw my heart to the atmosphere
and now these words are coming outta my ears:
“how did I end up here?” (x4)

me and old Napoleon cry “Liberty, Oh Liberty”
the crimes committed in your name have brought me to my knees
and now I'm trembling
Malcolm, brother Malcolm there's an X upon my door tonight
wish you were here to teach this generation how to fight
enough of all this talking
well . . .

Mr. Thomas Jefferson do you have any good suggestions
I'm trying to stay hopeful but I've got all this frustration
I wanna see my future get progressively better
I want to see a world where equality is what matters
let's make the call and move forward (move forward!)

Well I've thrown myself to the stratosphere
I'll throw my heart to the atmosphere
and now these words are coming outta my ears:
“how did I end up here?” (x4)

I've thrown myself to the stratosphere
I'll throw my heart to the atmosphere
and now these words you've been longing to hear:
“this is how you got here” (x4)

Medicine For the People
we believe in freedom for all
no matter what color you are or where you're from
or who your forefathers were
we believe the time is now for it is all we have
coming together in a sacred way
here, as warriors
waging justice with instruments of truth

Medicine For the People
passion for equality, quality of life,
for justice and liberation for all
circle up warriors, circle up

this is how you got here (x11)


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