United Minds

July 4, 2011

United minds of America
make your vocal chords reach the clouds and
touch the crowd of folks that overstand there’s no jokes
we must network together as one &
tell the oppressor we’ll take no less than
total justice a social setting yo I’m bettin’
we can stop new world order
start servin liberty may I take your order
free political prisoners without no question
let’s give props where due
If it was you wouldn’t you want to know
that someone cares for what you do so let’s show
political prisoners, homeless humans, organizations
various movements
that the people in America have some discipline
to act on their belief therefore stress activism
although you are only one person
if for truth you still thirst well thirst then
make the difference by then joining
some organization of some movement
let me explain the powers that be
are families of power with old money
Unfortunately on their souls hangs a sold sign
and in righteous sight they are so blind!
Infatuated with their power and their greed
they don’t see that GOD is the answer
Greed has planted a seed within the souls of the 13 families
drug dealers and hustlers
All my brothers and sisters that are hustlers
selling crack cocaine to your followers
to me you’re a sell out an uncle Tom
in the tom tom club droppin bombs
Causing confusion shootin and killin’
drugs and guns supplied by the villain
you’re playin the role putting fear in populations
making us allow the system to “protect” us
allowing the chicken snake to protect the chickens
police brutality claiming much victims
the powers that be may come with their solutions
but trust me their trees bear no fruits no
I guess that’s why I get spiritual
spirituality supports reality
no not Baptist
no not catholic
no not passive
very active!

United minds of the Americas
minds of Africa and the Caribbean
and the Europeans and the Asians and Australians
it’s not just race we’re all in this together!

– excerpt from “United Minds”, written and performed by Arrested Development
Here is a YouTube video for your listening pleasure.


One Response to “United Minds”

  1. Suze said

    United with you every step.

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