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As I wake on the onset of day
I scan the news channels locally and far away
What do I see?
Images of burnin' buildings, broken windows 
While the elite amass billions
Riots in the streets for another fallen man
An innocent victim of the oppressor again
Why does this keep happenin'?
Could it be the blind eye toward abuse and corruption?
They don't seem to know, but I know I this
I saw a burning precinct and the arrest of the press
At the first sign of protest, the pigs in distress
It's a vulgar display of police power in full effect
Tear gas, riot shields, pepper spray, and vehicles
All these tools to use against unarmed people
Where were you when they amassed this arsenal?
Votin' for ones who brought you your dark tomorrow?
What happened this time? You may ask
Another killing of a black man with no strings attached
As the pig kneels upon his neck
Two minutes fifty-three secs past the point of unconsciousness
It's in the light of day on full display
The twisted actions of a white supremacist
You can see on tape, no way to escape
Almost nine minutes of pressure 'til he suffocates

Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)
Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)
Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)
Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)

Instead of tracking down the Nazis, they use an autopsy
To place blame on the minority party
Slanderin' a slain man, part of the game plan
It's everything you would expect in this racist land
Rather than depict the depraved event
They introduce a theory of potential intoxicants
What do you expect from a system 
Filled with generations of violence, hatred, and racism?
The murderer charged in the third degree
You fucking kidding me?
Can't you see the hypocrisy?
Had it been flipped, the cop clipped
It'd be murder in the first plus a multitude of felonies
A counterfeit bill justified the kill
Sure to be defended by those up on Capitol Hill
They can say they care about those who suffer
At the hands of a system they created with one another
But I see no evidence of that
The penitentiaries are stacked and their wallets are gettin' fat
The ones who created this are supposed to change this?
Ain't gonna happen in this nation of complacence
Brainwashed in school not to act the fool
Of this crooked system, you must become a worthy tool
So you can make your loot, wear your suit
And not give a damn about who the fuckin' police shoot

Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)
Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)
Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)
Wake up, wake up (Wake up, wake up)

On the TV I see the result of the tyranny
The power structure just won't accept responsibility
Green, King, Martin, Gray, Garner, Floyd, and Rice
Now it's about time that the man pay the price
So when you see dead cops, you're told to be upset
That's what they teach you in the schools of the white establishment
Smilin' in your face while they teach you to hate
Yet those who don't even resist still suffer the fate
Look down, sit down, turn around, or we'll shoot ya down
Hands up, pay up, give up, or you're goin' down
So here's to the biggest gang you ever knew
The one called the motherfuckin' boys in blue
(But these cops have children, don't you understand?)
I say so did Himmler, Goebbels, and Adolf Eichmann
What kind of person would seek so much power?
To carry guns, cuffs, and protect the ivory tower?
Not one of a right mind, I'll tell ya that
Yet they keep tellin' you that not all cops are bad
They say they want to protect and serve and help the sick
That's funny, I never saw Gandhi carryin' a night stick
A brutal force on public display
The definition of immorality
It's about time to wake up and see the truth
To the youth, get in the voting booth
You can't change the system with your motherfuckin' Bluetooth

Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up
Wake up, wake up

You'd find it funny if you knew who I was
That I'm the one who wrote this and not those who get applause
But I don't see any artists challenge authority
Most are in it for the money, and that's the majority
When's the last time that the man got questioned
With some critical thinking and status quo rejection?
That is what music is for
Not grindin' with some hoes on a motherfuckin' dance floor
One thing I really resent
Is phony, fake artists who don't foment dissent
Why don't you try makin' some change with your music?
But they can't, because they're part of the enemy's movement
Do you really think it's a coincidence
That a suburban white kid wrote this before Jay-Z did?
Maybe it's cause I went to school
During modern segregation and the height of corrupt rule
Maybe I had my motherfuckin' eyes open
Instead of covering them up with some false hope and delusion
Living in the heart of white ignorance
A land of All Lives Matter and votes for Trump and Pence
My high school should have a Rebel flag out front
Not even a black kid for every day of their history month
Onto many I look with disgust
Especially those who don't believe that this country's unjust
Corrupted by bigotry, accepting the lies so easily
It's no wonder they fall into a trap of racist misery
So if you're more concerned about the pig's bail
The supremacy of the white male, or control over females
F*ck you, we're gonna give ya hell
Toss a Molotov cocktail for every packed jail

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Written by: Radicalized, Lowell Wolfe

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