Immortal Technique - Modern Day Slavery lyrics

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Immortal Technique - Modern Day Slavery lyrics

[Intro] They say nothing wrong A change is gonna come - You know and I know You know that I know I know that you know that a gotta change is gonna come [Hook] First you clean his hands from top to bottom Grab the fabrics then wash em, then you go pick the cotton Listen y'all I'm tired man, I swear (I've been running) For so long trying to be strong but yo (I've been running) I'm exhausted My feet hurt Wanna run no more Wanna run no more They said When, when [Verse 1: Joell Ortiz] Ain't nothing changed except the chains, they're restraining our physical frame Mentally, we're still living the same It's lockdown, they knocked down the Towers to raise tax Anything they borrow we pay back I live in the hood; you'll never bump into Pat Sajack But we spin the wheel every time we chill, cops hate Blacks And Hispanics they draw gats and just blam it before they ask where your hand is I don't see how a wallet can be mistaken for a cannon So please don't let em play us no more In every way I'm ready, willing, and able to war Like any day now it could pop, I'll be in the front Like, please may the force be with me and this pump Housing want me to work cause I'm still on my mom's lease Threatening to raise the rent if I don't pick up them park leaves Ain't nothing in this world for free But somehow they got us fooled like this world is free [Hook] This is modern day slavery, you see Carry ID Water is a fee This ain't how it's supposed to be man For so long trying to be strong but yo I'm exhausted My feet hurt Wanna run no more Wanna run no more They said When, when [Verse 2: Immortal Technique] Our people are the product of genocide and slavery Everything in the ghetto was how it was made to be Designed in a process, Prison Industrial Complex n***as transformed into numbers and objects We pay the devil rent for living in hell Cause the projects was built on the spot where Lucifer fell Incarcerated knowledge heavy weight (Heavy n***a) Every black man should read Deuteronomy Chapter 28 Cursed in the city like we're cursed in the field Cursed on the border, and cursed by the New World Order Our sons and daughters were stolen by another people Yoke of iron, end of the Earth, land of the Eagle This is the sequel to the prophecy Freedom, whether peaceful or violent, is my philosophy I built an army, now I'm gonna build a nation The foundation of a new civilization and overthrow the plantation [Hook] This is modern day slavery, see? It was designed to be PATRIOT ACT 3 Just wait young n***a you'll see For so long, my people been so strong, but yo I'm exhausted My heart hurts Gunning them all I'm gunning them all I said, we gotta make a We gotta make a Quick motherf**er, lock and load Immortal Technique Joell Ortiz Harlem, Brooklyn You know what it is n***a, the rebirth of the Young Lords Coming soon motherf**a You sleep and you die n***a Good night motherf**a!