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Fuck The System (ft. 7Wounds)

from Prisoners of War by Sun Rise Above

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The recording session was originally intended for some other artists we were working with, but they didn't make it. Rather than waste the studio time, we decided to do a track. We wrote the whole song on the spot and recorded it in one shot.


Verse 1:

(Sun Rise Above)
Plan for the long run son, but in the short time
I contort rhymes, and now here the song comes
Long gun rifle game, accurate sniper aim
We lived in peace until the beasts and vipers came
Fight for praise, righteous days will rise again
And I ain't scared to die, 'cause I'm survived by kin
Riflemen, guerrilla troops, chill in stoops and tops of buildings
Cops are killing, revolutionaries are locked in prison
We bring the war, bring the cure like amoxicillin
Toxic living, eating swine, I remind
These are symptoms of a beaten mind, keep in time
Wake a sleeping mind, Slit my wrists and I bleed the time


This is revolution
Fuck the system, wisdom tells me burn the constitution
This is our solution
We don't stop the shooting
Until the cops is loosing
Hip hop infusion over tracks, know the facts

This is revolution
Fuck the system, wisdom tells me burn the constitution
This is our solution
We don't stop the shooting
Until the cops is loosing
Hip hop infusion over tracks, load the gats

This is Sun Revolution All day.
You know what I'm saying?
This shit is real.
This is real life.
Yo 7Wounds, let them know.

Verse 2:

I came underneath the flag of Bed Rock, Shell shocked with gamma radiated
Pearl handled syndicated nightmares, and the locks don't work
Trapped in the alley and the Glocks don't work
Trapped in the city where the cops don't work
Watch the next nigga's hammer cock and jerk, and pop in your shirt
And watch your body drop to the dirt, and watch your wiz for cocking her skirt
And she's screaming out stop, 'cause it hurts
Can't rape the willing, killing towers manned by collage sisters
That rock M dash knowledge sixes
And god forbid, missiles deliver
Prepare for nine eleven syndrome, heathenish bastards
All hail my skin tone, carve scriptures in big stone
The seven in the six cornered star split bones
Five falcons snap your wishbone and chant culture
Out of spiral in papyrus holsters
We're rolling boulders from in front of holy Sepulchres


Verse 3:

(Sun Rise Above)
This is revolution, coming through the mic device
Strike at night, government hate me 'cause I incite
Mass uprisings, don't act surprised when
Riots break out, can't escape out the violence
That we can inflict, the people is sick
Of years of oppression, fear of neglect and
You hearing the message, armed uprising
Classes colliding, no capitalist surviving
Organized, we become much stronger
The working class of the world must conquer
Before greed and lust conquer

You know the deal.
Word up.
You've got to fight for whatever though.
And cling to every fucking inch.


from Prisoners of War, released January 30, 2009
Produced by 7Wounds. Recorded by YM at Ya Manz Studio (Ft. Washington, MD).




Sun Rise Above New York, New York

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

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