Monsters You Made

Album: Twice As Tall (2020)
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  • If the government refused to develop the region
    And continue, the marginalization and injustice
    The youth that's what coming after us
    And it will be more brutal, than what we have done

    Calling me a monster, calling us fake
    No way, no way, no way
    Calling me a monster, just 'cause we said

    We're from the block where it rains
    Where we create barricades
    Keep opposition away
    That's why we are strapped with the K's
    Don't get kidnapped from your place
    'Cause it could happen today
    Not knowing how to behave
    That is a sign that you make
    Just lose your life what a waste
    Your body found in a lake
    You fucked around
    And the fisherman found you drowning for days
    You know we come from a place
    Where people smile but it's fake
    How could they smile?
    If you look around they are surrounded by pain
    I've seen the sky turn to grey
    It took the light from the day
    It's like the heads of the state
    Ain't comprehending the hate
    That the oppressed generate
    When they've been working like slaves
    To get some minimum wage
    You turn around and you blame
    Them for their anger and rage
    Put them in shackles and chains
    Because of what they became
    We are the monsters you made

    Calling me a monster, calling us fake
    You make the Minotaur, the dinosaur wake
    Calling me a monster, just 'cause we said
    No way, no way, no way
    Calling me a monster, make no mistake
    That there's only so much that you can take
    La-di-da, doo-di-da-di-doo-day
    We are the monsters you made

    I bet they thought it was cool
    Probably thought we was fools
    When we would break all the rules
    And skip them classes in school
    Because the teacher dem teaching
    What the white man dem teaching
    dem European teachings in my African school
    So fuck dem classes in school
    Fuck Mungo Park and the fools
    That said they found river Niger
    They've been lying to you
    Ain't no denying the truth
    See what I'm tryin' to do
    Is draw the line for the mothers cryin'
    we're dying as youths
    Come walk a mile in my shoes
    See if you smile at the truth
    See if you digest your food
    That's when you might have a clue
    Of what the fuck we go through
    Your fucking lucky if you
    Live through the day, better pray
    that God always staying with you
    Ain't fucking safe any day
    the reaper'll be coming for you
    We need a change and it ain't no way
    I'ma take an excuse
    My niggas finding a way
    Or fucking smile in the grave
    This is the price that you pay
    We are the monsters you made

    Calling me a monster, calling us fake
    You make the Minotaur, the dinosaur wake
    Calling me a monster, just 'cause we said
    No way, no way, no way
    Calling me a monster, make no mistake
    That there's only so much that you can take
    La-di-da, doo-di-da-di-doo-day
    We are the monsters you made

    Since we met your people five hundred years ago
    Look at us, we have given everything
    You are still taking
    In exchange for that, we have got nothing, nothing
    And you know it
    But you just think that this is over now?
    Over where? Is it over? Writer/s: Christopher Martin, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu, Eric Isaac Utere, Michael Jackson
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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