Mar. 10, 2016

Reparations in this Nation, Come On Now You Had Better Ask Somebody Thursday March 10, 2016

Reparations in this nation

Really now reparations in this nation

Reparations really being a destination

People think that it will bring elation

Some would much rather have racial separation

Forget all about any reparations

When Coates went to Sanders to discuss reparations

For a black American nation

Sanders denied the need for any economic equation

For a people’s loss due to economic and judicial domination

Will make it better has been we’ll make right

Reparations coming your way is surely a flight

Forgive said Sanders if I sound just a bit trite

Well Clinton it seems has the black peoples steam

Getting reparations from her is simply a dream

Republicans boast but everyone knows reparations 

Coming that crew is like eating burnt toast

How long has there been a need for reparations

in this nation been apparent?

Maybe if we had got it no need for all this criminal deterrent

Has it been 150 years sense you freed us

Why in the hell do you feel the need to constantly bleed us

When Wilke’s bullet splintered Lincoln’s brains in 65

Did we in America except reparations to fall?

Was it really Lincoln’s plan to pay former slaves anything at all?

No mule,  no acres or fields to plow

Reparations might have afforded us our very own milk cow? 

Yet  America didn’t even consider handing my ancestors a sow

The mule that was promised ended up lame 

The land that was promised turned up in someone else’s name

For that America is personally your most heinous shame

To turn back on promises and look to constantly duck all the blame

So 100 years after that bullet splintered that President’s brain

Still no reparations to ease our people’s pain

So you decided a course to give hope some force

After 100 years of our bodies hanging in trees

Damn even that couldn’t bring all our people to their knees

Even while bodies swung slowing in the breeze

Garvey and Malcolm sought an exit from here

They knew no way in hell reparations was near

They answer to this was quite, quite clear without reparations

Let’s simply get the hell out of here

King saw a hope with some hope 

He finally thought getting some type of reparations was dope

Just as the bullet left that rifle aimed scope

Poor People’s Campaign and Reparations…America again said Nope

Leaving our people with his murder to cope

Is this why so many of them turn to real dope

For this nation told them to remember the rope

Conyers has called for 2 decades to talk

All the white members of Congress wish he’d would simply walk

Thinking of paying reparations to them is simply a lark

Hell Conyers and crew might as well take that walk in a park

Giving time and effort to this is like starving a shark

Reparations in this nation you say

Legislation preparations; hell no to reparations

Why didn’t we choose racial separation

Sure as hell not getting no reparations

For all this judicial and economic domination

Truly this is America’s real abomination 

Failing even to consider paying our people reparations

So it 16 now the discussions are clear

White candidates say don’t whisper about reparations in my own ear

They know if considered the nation will collapse in all out fear

Let’s build our own land forsaken in this nation

Translation to them was getting our people a new destination

Purging this fight for providing what’s right

So we as people continue to call

Hoping that reparations comes to us all

Simply saying your sorry is no easy fix

America we as a people have seen enough of your tricks

Deception, corruption, neglecting, never correcting, imprisoning, murdering

denying, outright lying, ignoring, damn America for us this becomes boring

Reparations in this nation

Really now reparations in this nation

Reparations really being a destination

People think that it will bring elation

Some would much rather have racial separation

Forget all about any reparations

Never the cause is just reparations are really a must.