Do Your Damn Job!
I want you to think back 10 - 15 - 20 years or more and ask yourself what were the issues of that time? Who was running the Country? Who had control of the Chambers of Congress? You can even go back 50 - 60 years or more it doesn't matter I can tell you we still had the same inequality issues. Healthcare has always had problems. Education has always been one sided and underfunded. The elderly have always fought to get their healthcare cost lowered. Black people have always fought for their rights. It has never changed.
If these lawmakers work for us then why aren't they fixing the stuff we really need fixed so we can stop the suffering? We ask for this same stuff every time a new one takes charge. I haven't the patience or time for sorry ass excuses. Get out of dodge if your not going to fix it!
Do your damn job!
Marlon Craft Lyrics
"State Of The Union"
The state of the union is that there isn't one If a house divided can't stand, we been sitting but sitting officials lettin' you starve and die They'd say for a party, I say it's dogma to America's artful lie Sniffin' the party line, intoxicated from white That fake superiority created by authority to convince the poorest he still one caste up 'Cause at least you not black, and if at least you not that And if you see and got mad That the elite eat on backs of your labor, you'd point at your neighbor - instead of up To keep you off track, they told you your sins weren't sins but, beneath that hatred is shame Your humanity was picked and sold with the cotton of slaves System is fucked, we benefit passively White liberals and such, make a social identity from giving a fuck But that privilege they may acknowledge, they ain't giving it up We ain't living it much, the ego's driving the car And it just depends on where it got it's license How many of us really choose our own thoughts and vices? You don't get paid, but you a walking advertisement Made us all addicted to fame, so that we'd work for free Million factless 'cause their schools ain't teach 'em how to find them If they get to choose, they pick the ones that their wants align with Can you track your opinion to it's origin? If not, aight then We move without intent, they profit when we not decisive Rappers been lazily referencing The Matrix for years Who knew algorithms would really dictate what we cheer? Too lazy to care, afraid to look inward We'd live in our own noose 'fore we live in our own truth Vague tweets about how you love everyone You won't even wear a mask to save somebody's grandmother Entitled to the lies of freedom, you in denial I seen this shit for a while It's lethal man, word to Dan Glover You can't fake lightning but you can plan thunder Pay a racist brand before we'd pay attention I sit in damn wonder And everyone talking generational wealth But outside making money for ourselves We won't give the next generation no help It may already be too late to save the fucking planet If we don't stop playing, there will be no more generations to help We trained people for survival of the fittest In traumatic conditions and sold them things that kill 'em We made life into a gamble, in the name of capitalism Then tried to hit the democracy switch when COVID hit and that was destined to fail You can't abuse populations, leave 'em destitute and vacant and then ask them to care About anything but their next move, our own nation to blame So I get why we at the club, still I ain't say I'm not enraged I want better from us, I just don't expect it Trauma is cyclical, the most likely ones to neglect are the neglected They had Future sellin' you - Molly, Lean, Percocet And you think for a check, they need a scheme on vaccine injections? Lot of the soft bigotry of low expectations Lot of fetishization, celebrating regressive themes in the name of progression And when something truly powerful come It's hesitation And there's this fishy correlation, between what's considered cool and what profits for corporations Rappers streamin' tens of mills considered not as poppin' 'Cause on their next endeavor, no label holds an option Soul vacancy across the culture So when they say they do it for it, man I gotta wonder The only culture is validate wins, and win equals money The truth's like my chest in '06, it's beneath where the rug be I don't even like talking this direct I ain't no book report ass rapper but I object To the marriage to greed and clout, without heeding doubt of what winnin' means Ask why we on different teams We don't play the same sport Started getting to some places I been tryna go and lookin' round like Yo, this ain't what I came for So if I gotta give up what's righteous to get it, you can keep it Fuck a popular lie I'd rather be a truthful secret Herd immunity to truth and self-assestment Truth is if not for COVID, Trump would've won re-election in a landslide So we evaded armageddon, for good old store brand oppression But if a leader more savvy, and less sociopathic with true fascist aspirations come along, it's gon' be tragic 74 million proved if the right rhetoric is used We could end up on the wrong side of World War II 2 And to defeat white supremacy, you gotta first want to defeat white supremacy I don't think most of us really do How many white mirror convos really bearing fruit? The only hope is that this moment in history Looks the same in both timelines of what the end could be Whether this the infection rising up and we fight and quell, or if it outscrapes us, and humanity just dies and fails It was always gon' get worse 'fore it got better Racism was never gon' go quietly to the night It never will but I do believe that it along with greed, can make it's way out of our institutions so that all are free one day I ain't say that it will, but today looks like today In both versions of the story So gon' grab you a quill It depends what we do, there's only one person the future starts and ends with It's you