D'Maq - Black President lyrics

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D'Maq - Black President lyrics

[Intro - Barack Obama - taken from victory speech in Iowa] They said this day would never come They said our sights were set too high This country is too divided, too disillusioned To ever come together around a common purpose. They said [Hook] "Although it seems heaven-sent We ain't ready, to have a black president" Yes we can change the world, the world, the world [Verse 1 - Nas] They forgot us on the block, got us in the box Solitary confinement: how violent are these cops? They need a early retirement How many rallies will I watch? I ain't got it in me to march I got a Semi to spark, the game's in a drought Public housing, projects, cooking up in the Pyrex My set, my clique, either getting money Or running from homicide trail, that's if they ain't died yet Trying to be rich, still I'm pledging allegiance A predicate felon, a ghetto leader Lending my poetical genius, to whoever may need it I bleed this from Queensbridge, now living with my feet up Never defeated, so a president's needed You know these colored folks and Negros hate to see One of their own succeeding America: surprise us and let a black man guide us [Hook] [Verse 2 - Nas] What's the black pres' thinking on election night? Is it: "How can I protect my life? Protect my wife? Protect my rights?" Every other president was nothing less than white Except Thomas Jefferson had mixed Indian blood.. and Calvin Coolidge KKK is like: "What the f**?!", loading their guns up Loading up mine too, ready to ride Cause I'm riding with my crew - he dies, we die too Yeah, but on the positive side I think Obama provides hope and challenges minds Of all races and colors to erase the hate And try to love one another. So many political snakes We in need of a break, I'm thinking I can trust this brotha ...but will he keep it way real? Every innocent n***a in jail gets out on appeal When he wins, will he really care still? I feel [Hook] [Verse 3 - Nas] Say a prayer for "Do we have to?" You ain't right, Jeremiah Wrong pastor In love with a slave master Sincerely yours, USA's most brave rapper Jesse carjacker, Uncle Tom kidnapper Ask around: Bentley coupe off the Richter b**h called "Life": I pimped her, what Politics, politricks, Klan-shooter Deacon for defense, progress-producer Nothing on the stove, a survival-booster Gotta do what we gotta do We ain't got no governors coming through to help Anything we need done, gotta do for self New, improved JFK on the way It ain't the 60s again, n***as ain't hippies again We ain't falling for the same traps Standing on the balconies where they shot the King at McCain got apologies; ain't nobody hearing that People need honesty [Hook] [Outro - Governor Bill Richardson] It is my distinct honor, and privilege to introduce The next President of the United States - Barack Obama