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Feeling like a fly stuck to fly paper
Or a stressed office worker jumping off top of a sky scraper
I'll take you, deep in the ground
To where my step pop is found in a mine digging coal all the time
Perhaps one to make it out without getting black lung
I hope from my heart, already know where the rap's from
Trapped in a modern day manslaughter, it's real
Asbestos in the lungs is what killed my grandfather
I couldn't of ran further, fleeing the factory
Constantly looking in back of me, wondering why it had to be
Battling the power since grade school
Deploring unjust authority, conformity, momma didn't raise a fool
Say what you like, call me fringe left or lazy
But if you think I'll be a slave, you must be fucking crazy
Maybe we'll be free or maybe I just wish this
But I'd rather fight and lose than ever settle for this shit

Every day I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism
Poverty, feeling like I'm trapped in a prison
That's why I'm attacking the system, trying to find a way out
Lay out a path to liberation at last
Every day I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism
Poverty, feeling like I'm trapped in a prison
That's why I'm attacking the system, trying to find a way out
Lay out a path to liberation at last

Another day, another dollar, makes me wanna holla
Ring around the blue collar, white collar, pink collar
Think all of us are in the same ship slowly sinking
Drinking water poison nectar ought to see a doctor
Got a lot of pent up anger, for the strap hanger
Traffic on the highway, thank god it's Friday
Another five days, unless you're working on the weekend
Seeking something better, brothers, sisters, gotta come together
Under weather hurricane, storm pouring murdering
Umbrellas snap, impact flood mud cellars
One tell us something, other tell us something whole different
No difference, with politicians, fuck the whole system
No overtime, no job, rents unpaid
Bills late, laid off, depression doesn't feel great
Still state cut back the services and murder us
Foreclosures mailed out while banks are getting bailed out

Every day I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism
Poverty, feeling like I'm trapped in a prison
That's why I'm attacking the system, trying to find a way out
Lay out a path to liberation at last
Every day I wake up on the wrong side of capitalism
Poverty, feeling like I'm trapped in a prison
That's why I'm attacking the system, trying to find a way out
Lay out a path to liberation at last

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from Every Day I Wake Up On The Wrong Side Of Capitalism, released July 28, 2011
Produced by KP.

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