song by Talib Kweli & 9th Wonder
These Waters lyrics

I gotta split this honey bunny 4 ways
Now heap because the gases office going on 4 days
Depression in the corridors pressed to the doorway
No power in my tongue nobody cares bout what the poor say
Fuck the system, willie lynch them what they did to us
I'm walking to the corner store the scenery's ridiculous
Conversing with the old heads bout how it used to be
They witness the digression, but the struggle shit ain't new to me
Come from the place where all the money and respect is missing
Poverty stricking but the past is still collect commission
We think we free but unknowingly we accept restriction
Come out the dark because my hunger sparks my skepticism
Was always taught embrace my elders and protect the wisdom
Peaceful still neglect the victim but we give it the permission
Black girl thick skin, won't let nothing stress her
She the reason she the diamond so I call the pressure

Spent a long time searching for the heart that will feel inside
I can feel the freedom in me, I can make it to the other side
Oh, and when my mind begins to drown
When the ground's tryina bring me down
I still be keeping my head above these waters

The motherfuckers afraid to speak out
So they tweet, so let of these hashtag revolutions on the rebound
Our life is in rehearse, why you think I always freezed out
People they getting beat down, your feded ego turn that beat down
Look, you wanna make history boy, you tryina make it out
Too many negative people in this circle, you gotta take ‘em out
See ??? people right, find a combination ‘cause I never took the stable route
I wanna see my people wealthy in body and mind I'm healthy
But some people just wanna settle for a selfie
Look, it's hard to level with the devil in me
And an axe man is trying to sell me a tree
And the pyramid scheme, wake up now lord
My vacation is a permanent safe haven
Man this system is a game
Why you think they buying play stations
My people with body bags
And you watch Twitter lot of gagging
And rather spend $200 on Jordans that everybody has

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Spent a long time searching for the heart that will feel inside
I can feel the freedom in me, I can make it to the other side
Oh, and when my mind begins to drown
When the ground's tryina bring me down
I still be keeping my head above these waters

I walk for miles and no smiles
I live for my brotherhood didn't know how
I see the envy in my know how
I know the world looking at me the ocean so shy
The sun got my skin brown
Michael could easily be Michelle
No doubt, so foul, being a girl is how silent
Part time law, no matel, no long legs like mine to play with
I'm surrounded by magic, put the hood in my cloud you can't have it
No curfews for gods as bandits
This is the world I've been handed
Motherships and cutler supremes landed
Not a fan of bandwidth, I communicate with ancient Sanskrit
Use a led to write the life I was dealt with
I always number 2 to you
But I know I'm the curb to every corner
The place you gotta stop before you cross one
And it's usually the hardest story
From the brightest smile
And the sweetest child
And you cry, rape and smile
You still the lost and found
Indigenous screams keep my mouth shut and my dreams differ
Word, I'm a blue bird
In the G territory, I migrate grandmama's glory
These news trees wanna lynch me or whore me
While my arms keep stretching and climbing past rings of stories
My block is be more in black
My block steals horses the house and fires backs
My eyes tired from watching my back
My existence is a matter of fact
We told asfixion
I create a form style and diction
Surviving was my first adult decision
I breathe, I love, I travel, I pray
Beyond this place, this moment just walk from my door
To simply make it to the other side, of the day.