The Bigger Picture

Album: single release only (2020)
Charted: 54 3
  • Protests and growing national outcry continues over the death of George Floyd
    (Section 8 just straight cooked this motherfucker up)
    Last night, people protesting in Minneapolis escalated
    As demonstrators were lashed by tear gas and rubber bullets
    The main message here, the main message here, the main message here
    Is that they want to see those officers involved
    They want to see those officers arrested
    Officers arrested
    (I can't breathe, I can't breathe)

    Trade my 4x4 for a G63, ain't no more free Lil Steve
    I gave 'em chance and chance and chance again, I even done told them please
    I find it crazy the police'll shoot you and know that you dead, but still tell you to freeze
    Fucked up, I seen what I seen
    I guess that mean hold him down if he say he can't breathe
    It's too many mothers that's grieving
    They killing us for no reason
    Been going on for too long to get even
    Throw us in cages like dogs and hyenas
    I went to court and they sent me to prison
    My mama was crushed when they said I can't leave
    First I was drunk, then I sobered up quick
    When I heard all that time that they gave to Taleeb
    He got a life sentence plus
    We just some products of our environment
    How the fuck they gon' blame us?
    You can't fight fire with fire
    I know, but at least we can turn up the flames some
    Every colored person ain't dumb and all whites not racist
    I be judging by the mind and heart, I ain't really into faces
    Fucked up, the way that we livin' is not getting better, you gotta know how to survive
    Crazy, I had to tell all of my loved ones to carry a gun when they going outside
    Stare in the mirror whenever you drive
    Overprotective, go crazy for mine
    You gotta pay attention to the signs
    Seem like the blind following the blind
    Thinking 'bout everything that's going on
    I boost security up at my home
    I'm with my kind if they right or they wrong
    I call him now, he'll pick up the phone
    And it's five in the morning, he waking up on it
    Tell 'em wherever I'm at, then they comin'
    I see blue lights, I get scared and start runnin'
    That shit be crazy, they 'posed to protect us
    Throw us in handcuffs and arrest us
    While they go home at night, that shit messed up
    Knowing we needed help, they neglect us
    Wondering who gon' make them respect us
    'Cause I can see in your eye that you fed up
    Fuck around, got my shot, I won't let up
    They know that we a problem together
    They know that we can storm any weather

    It's bigger than black and white
    It's a problem with the whole way of life
    It can't change overnight
    But we gotta start somewhere
    Might as well gon' 'head start here
    We done had a hell of a year
    I'ma make it count while I'm here
    God is the only man I fear

    Fuck it, I'm goin' on the front line
    He gon' bust your ass if you come past that gun line
    You know when the storm go away, then the sun shine
    You gotta put your head in the game when it's crunch time
    I want all my sons to grow up to be monsters
    I want all my daughters to show out in public
    Seems like we losing our country
    But we gotta stand up for something, so this what it comes to
    Every video I see on my conscience
    I got power, now I gotta say somethin'
    Corrupted police been the problem where I'm from
    But I'd be lying if I said it was all of them
    I ain't do this for the trend, I don't follow them
    Altercations with the law, had a lot of them
    People speaking for the people, I'm proud of them
    Stick together, we can get it up out of them
    I can't lie like I don't rap about killing and dope, but I'm telling my youngins to vote
    I did what I did 'cause I didn't have no choice or no hope, I was forced to just jump in and go
    This bullshit is all that we know, but it's time for a change
    Got time to be serious, no time for no games
    We ain't takin' no more, let us go from them chains
    God bless they souls, every one of them names

    It's bigger than black and white
    It's a problem with the whole way of life
    It can't change overnight
    But we gotta start somewhere
    Might as well gon' 'head start here
    We done had a hell of a year
    I'ma make it count while I'm here
    God is the only man I fear

    They trainin' officers to kill us, then shootin' protestors with these rubber bullets
    They regular people, I know that they feel it
    These scars too deep to heal us
    What happened to COVID? Nobody remember
    It ain't makin' sense, I'm just here to vent
    It happen to one of your people, it's different
    We get it, the system is wicked, just learn how to pick it
    Knowledge is power, I swear I'm a witness, I know that I'm gifted
    I won't go too deep 'cause I'm scared they'll get me
    Ain't scared to admit it, some shit I can't mention
    It's people who can, well, here's the chance
    I won't take the stand, but I'll take a stand for what I believe
    Must not be breathing the air that I breathe
    You know that the way that I bleed, you can bleed
    I never been a fan of police
    But my neighborhood know I try to keep peace
    So it's only right that I get in the streets
    March for a reason, not just on GP
    Our people died for us to be free
    Fuck do you mean? This was a dream
    Now we got the power that we need to have
    They don't want us with it and that's why they mad, yeah

    It's bigger than black and white
    It's a problem with the whole way of life
    It can't change overnight
    But we gotta start somewhere
    Might as well gon' 'head start here
    We done had a hell of a year
    I'ma make it count while I'm here
    God is the only man I fear
    It's bigger than black and white
    It's a problem with the whole way of life
    It can't change overnight
    But we gotta start somewhere
    Might as well gon' 'head start here
    We done had a hell of a year
    I'ma make it count while I'm here
    God is the only man I fear Writer/s: Dominique Armani Jones, Noah Thomas Pettigrew, Rai Shaun Devante Williams
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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