Freedom

Album: No Time For Enemies (2020)
  • VERSE 1: [Dolio the Sleuth]

    Last night I saw a bright red comet in the sky
    I asked for its purpose, and it gave me a reply
    It said "soon come the day massa dies, but first you must prepare, keep your eyes on the prize"
    Through the beat of the drum, by the light of the fire
    We decide to be free as a bird when it flies
    So we ready every axe, and we sharpen every knife
    Get our people inside ready and willing to take a life
    There are none worth saving, we'll be soon done slaving
    for now we must behave as usual while we're making
    Our plan to to reach the promised land of liberation
    we'll be breaking chains before the beast dem awaken
    Watch the houses ablaze with flames before they cave in
    No more will our pleas to the sky be forsaken
    All praises due there'll be much celebration
    Plantation will be gone by the day's end

    CHORUS:
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    [Dolio] Gonna take this axe, and plant it in yo' back,
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    I ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom!

    VERSE 2: [R-SON the Voice of Reason]

    Time to be about the challenge
    Sitting at the counter to create some counter balance
    Broken windows, folks doing damage
    Just to keep a black man from having a sandwich
    Not even that damn famished
    Promising Dr. King, hoping I can manage
    To keep it peaceful in the midst of this evil
    It's too much to take, damn it I can't stand it
    Might be time to go another route
    Here come the pigs trying to drag a brother out
    Coming with the cuffs but man I had enough
    So that fist-in-the-air just punched him in the mouth
    Running through the South fleeing for my life
    Fighting against wrongs cuz we're needing our rights
    But even passing laws ain't enough for y'all
    Whose souls are too dark to even see the light

    CHORUS:
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    [R-SON] We started on this march now we gonna tear this mess apart
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    I ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom!

    VERSE 3:
    [Dolio the Sleuth]
    Learned from the past, there'll be no more marching
    The demons the same as the day that he darkened
    The shores of our precious, blessed mother continent
    Stole our ancestors and put them on the market
    They stayed fanning the flames that they sparked with
    The evil intentions they've had from the start
    If we still have to fight, then we'll tear this apart
    Peace will be found with a spear through the heart!

    [R-SON the Voice of Reason]
    Another plan is a brother man in power positions
    Sisters in greater control of our conditions
    Even when it happens a doubt you're going to listen
    But somehow consider yourself a Christian
    I'm on a mission to take these levels tilted
    Straighten it out for all my elders that built it
    Don't care whether or not guilt you feel it
    Not going to keep us from the freedom we will get

    CHORUS:
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom, ([Dolio] come on, I said)
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom,
    [R-SON] Take this system and we kill it, then we flip it and rebuild it, 'cause I
    Ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom, ([R-SON] no sir)
    I ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom! ([R-SON] naw man)
    I ain't gonna wait no more
    I ain't gonna wait no more
    I ain't gonna wait no more to get this freedom! (R-SON: freedom songs for the sake of my fam)

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