Logic - Take It Back lyrics

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Logic - Take It Back lyrics

[Chorus] Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first black man Long ago before the white man could paint the black man with a gun in his hand Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first white man At the very moment when they looked around and said f** it I’ma steal this land Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first black man Long ago before the white man could paint the black man with a gun in his hand Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first white man At the very moment when they looked around and said f** it I’ma steal this land [Verse 1] Everybody wanna tell me what I am, what I am not You ain’t black, you a mothaf**in white boy Shut ya mouth, do it right boy, aight boy? Man why you such a hype boy? Why you always talk about being black? Skin too white, n***a f** that Everything you talk about, cut that That door you trying to open you could shut that Grip the gat yeah that’s how I’ma buck back Tell me what I am and what I know now All this prejudice has got to go Life is moving fast it need to slow down Come and see me when I am in yo town Practice what we preach before it go down Practice what we preach before it go Yes I got the gift to gab fo sho Will I have to get the gat? No no Yes I got to get the gat fo sho But will have to get the gat, get the gat, get the gat? Masta deep down inside of me The plantation deep down inside of me Everybody f** like sodomy Because one or the other what it gotta be Tell me why my momma gotta lie to me Unity for everyone that lied to me Peace on earth what I try to be I just wanna spread the message of equality Yes I got to get the gat fo sho Will I have to get the gat? No no Yes I got to get the gat fo sho But will have to get the gat, get the gat, get the gat? [Chorus] Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first black man Long ago before the white man could paint the black man with a gun in his hand Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first white man At the very moment when they looked around and said f** it I’ma steal this land Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first black man Long ago before the white man could paint the black man with a gun in his hand Take it back, take it way back Take it way way back to the first white man At the very moment when they looked around and said f** it I’ma steal this land [Outro Speech] Take it back, take it way back, take it way way back to about 1990 Shady Grove Hospital in Rockville, Maryland 7:36am. Where a biracial baby was born To a black father and a white mother Father that wasn’t there, addicted to crack c**aine, Alcohol, and various other d** Same as his mom Way, way back So I’m gonna tell you about that, I’m gonna tell you about how All this young boy ever wanted was Happiness All he ever wanted was positivity All he ever wanted to do was entertain And this boy went through hell You gotta understand, his mother was racist Which is crazy Because how in the f** is you gonna have all these black babies with black men But you racist Like b**h, that don’t make no sense But it is what it is You know, he grew up, her callin him a n***a The kids at school callin him a cracker Identifying as black, looking as white Being told what you can or can’t be This kid went through everything He went through… He saw narcotics in the household He saw violence, murderers, drug dealers He was kidnapped, there was crazy sh** that happened to this kid And he persevered while the whole world said What they said? Said you wouldn’t be sh**! You ain’t gon be nothin, nothin, nothin, nothin And I, and he, he said f** that, I’ma persevere And that’s why the message is always peace, love and positivity And see, he always saw things from two sides He always saw things from two sides He always knew that the message Everybody, was born equal Regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and s**ual orientation He knew that because he saw that Because he was stripped and torn down by his black brothers and sisters That were uneducated and that did not know And he was stripped and he was torn down by his white side that did not know These people that are ignorant, that cannot see the bigger picture That must fight, and k**, and murder each other But once again, all he ever wanted to do Was spread a message Of equality, for every man, woman, and child Regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and s**ual orientation Now imagine this child growing up And seeing the craziest sh** Being a part of the craziest sh** Running around with the wrong people Running around with guns and knives and fighting and stealing and All this, because he didn’t know, he didn’t know! But he knew deep down in his heart that it wasn’t right And he knew that he needed to get away from it Now I want you to also imagine, that at 17 years old This child, okay, leaves home and gets two jobs to support himself Two jobs that he works in the morning and the evenings And then he would then come home to about 8 or 9 hours of sleep But spend 4, 5, 6 hours of that working on music, persevering Grabbing the remote control and looking in the mirror And pretending to see thousands and thousands and thousands of people Just chanting his name Hoping that it would happen But the, but the, but the world said No! Mothaf**a, little mothaf**a no no, no no, no no, no no Ya n***a, ya cracka, ya white boy, ya black mothaf**a No no! And he said f** that He said peace, love, and positivity He said equality for all man Regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and s**ual orientation Yeah Now I also want you to imagine people telling him that he did not live this life “You just a white boy.” “You ain’t never experienced that sh**.” “You from Gaithersburg, Maryland. Nothing happens there.” “Oh no, no, we no, we weren’t there, we didn’t live with you, in your Section 8 household. We didn’t live with the narcotics and violence in your household. We just saw it from the outside, outside, outside, outside.” “And since you white, you gotta have money, right?” And this young man persevered in spite of what people told him he was, wasn’t, and would Never be And that man is here today, proud A lover of all human beings Regardless of race, religion, color, creed, and s**ual orientation Yeah, yeah And he’s here to say: Even though we’re all born and created equal We are not treated equally There’s extremists on every side And you should just do your best to live life and let other people believe whatever they wanna believe As long as they’re not hurtin anybody You can believe they’re going to hell You can believe it’s not right You can believe you’re superior, fine Just stop k**ing each other