An Angry Shade of Black
(One, two, three, four) (Uh) (Check) I'm an angry black man Justifiably so I have so many stories to tell That you'll never know Because you can't see past My nappy hair and pigmentation I suffer the indignation Of bearing a reputation That's historically inaccurate The acumen of white men Who came and colonized my ancestors Has been the precedent Poison disguised as medicine You think I'll be pacified By the fact that my skin-tone Happens to be that of President Nah Never that Until we get the land back I'll stay mad The land that my forefathers had That they tilled Whose red soil is tinted with blood That your hate spilled You wanted my race killed But as long as you pay bills You'll always find a way to mitigate Undermine, down play And when it suits you, imitate The plight of my people Never give, you always take Shows when you appropriate That reconciliations fake I hate to say I'm a black man Angry black man With black skin And black friends Beautiful melanin Angry and I'm black I'm a black man Angry black man With black skin And black friends Beautiful melanin Angry and I'm black It's hard to be a black body Especially one who doesn't necessarily uhm Conform to the roles that Society would assign to them It's really hard to exist in a world where You understand what you're capable of And the greatness you can achieve But you're just so blinded Or so obstructed By systemic obstacles And by people who live In a position of privilege And won't acknowledge that privilege And won't acknowledge what your people Have had to overcome To get you to where you are I've been praying for peace In these streets And I'll continue To do so Play the game Until I find a loophole I'm bucking the system Breaking the wheel I'm upsetting the establishment F*ck your corporate ladder I'm already senior management Lavish with this mentality Actually my duality's Factually in-congruent With what we see as reality Bet that you won't believe this But Jesus was but a negus They say he's white To perpetuate complexes And defeat us (Uh) Emancipate yourself From mental slavery We are the chosen ones Contrary to whatever they believe Their superiority complex Is nothing but make believe And so I disregard anything They might have to say to me I'm African Not African American Just African Indoda yom'zulu I'm darker than Skywalker Anakin Kubheka Khathide Wena Masobode Wasobodel' uk'vala amasango Masebak' kokotela Wavul' indela (Click, click, click)
Written by: Zangothando Kubheka
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