Mr Wendal

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Arrested Development is an American alternative hip hop group, founded by Speech and his ex-best friend Headliner (DJ) as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. more »

Here, have a dollar 
In fact, no brotherman here, have two
Two dollars means a snack for me
But it means a big deal to you
Be strong, serve God only
Know that if you do, beautiful heaven awaits 
That's the poem I wrote for the first time
I saw a man with no clothes, no money, no plate 
Mr. Wendal, that's his name
No one ever knew his name cause he's a no-one
 Never thought twice about spending on a ol' bum
 Until I had the chance to really get to know one
Now that I know him, to give him money isn't charity 
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes 
And to think blacks spend all that money on big colleges  Still most of y'all come out confused 

Go ahead, Mr. Wendal 

Mr. Wendal has freedom 
A free that you and I think is dumb
Free to be without the worries of a quick to diss society 
For Mr. Wendal's a bum
His only worries are sickness 
And an occasional harassment by the police and their chase
 Uncivilized we call him
But I just saw him eat off the food we waste 
Civilization, are we really civilized, yes or no
Who are we to judge 
When thousands of innocent men could be brutally enslaved
And killed over a racist grudge
Mr. Wendal has tried to warn us about our ways
But we don't hear him talk
Is it his fault when we've gone too far
And we got too far, cause on him we walk
Mr. Wendal, a man, a human in flesh 
But not by law
I feed you dignity to stand with pride  Realize that all in all you stand tall

Go ahead, Mr. Wendal 
Mr. Wendal, yeah
Lord, Mr. Wendal


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