Free Your Mind

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This was the last song written for Prisoners of War. I wrote the second verse immediately before recording. This is one of the most popular tracks from the album. Traveller Records in Finland released it on vinyl, backed with "Stop."

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Verse 1:

Get live, 'cause I still don't want to die
Twenty one years breathing, it's the mister Sunny Season
Any reason to rhyme is a reason of mine
Seizing the time space and place for freeing the mind
Leaving behind bullshit, vision leading the blind
Seeing as I'm the MC ripping the mic
Allow me to spit what I like, it's kind of strange
But light has more effect in the night than in the days
In the ways of this world, while it's spinning around the sun
Shrouded in mystery and the history has just begun
It's been fun, it's been horror, but we seem to manage
Even with greedy people trying to take advantage
See the damage, our species has inflicted on the planet
The human brain invented things from lingerie to cannons
And it never seems to stop, guns go pop, pop, pop
Every time I watch the news another dude got shot

Chorus:

Human beings ain't seeing the signs, reason we blind
It's time to start freeing the mind, see what you find
But don't nobody want to do like that
We just dance to the drums and we cool like that

Human beings ain't seeing the signs, reason we blind
It's time to start freeing the mind, see what you find
But don't nobody want to do like that
We just dance to the drums and we cool like that

Verse 2:

Free your mind and your ass will follow, that's the motto
All that bullshit they try to feed you, don't ever swallow
'Cause a hollow head is easy to fill, with all of that
While a free mind is open to deal, with all the facts
Leave tracks on repeat, make rhymes in my brain
Sometimes can't explain, how they make it out the pen
Taking them, to the end of the tunnel, out of the darkness
The sun shine, light up the night, focus your optics
Break you out of the boxes, where the thoughts flow free
Growing like an oak tree or the mighty red wood
Your head could be productive or a piece of dead wood
Lead could, pop you in the brain stop your train of thought
My point is, waiting for making a move is pointless
You've got to act now, for change don't back down
When this rap sound come, crashing out of your system
Hope the lyrics leave you seeing the vision, if you didn't already

(Chorus)

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from Prisoners of War, released January 30, 2009
Produced by Crippled Chemist. Recorded by Sneaky Mike at Sneaky Studios (Pittsburgh, PA).

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"Reframing Public Enemy's uncompromising calls for revolution within a more millennial sonic paradigm." -CNet

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