Illegal (featuring Truth Universal)

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[Truth Universal]

Now get it straight, we didn't risk our lives to assimilate
We came to work and fill our breakfast lunch and dinner plates
I'm in your state but my own culture I won't throw away
Your free trade made me a banana boat stowaway
Wave our flag and embrace the arrogant whites
Don't abandon culture for no stars and stripes
Go back to my country? Well now you're being ignorant
United States was founded by some European immigrants
Who committed genocide, when they came from elsewhere
We just just ask for jobs, drivers licenses and healthcare
You've got the wealth here from exploiting the earth
Tell me why you give a fuck about my country of birth

Exploitation make life in we nation hard
We leave that for an alien immigration registration card
Deport me if you have to but I'm maintaining me innocence
The only thing I'm guilty of is being an immigrant
Say exploitation make life in we nation hard
That for an alien immigration registration card
Deport me if you have to but I'm maintaining me innocence
The only thing I'm guilty of is being an immigrant

[Sun Rise Above]

The immigration debate taking place is mental masturbation
Media saturation, but workers have no nation
Yet today they say that positions an aberration
'Cause internationalism don't mash with their system
Got people imprisoned behind borders, invisible lines
Dotting the globe, capital cross when it please
People drop to their knees, rock their hearts on their sleeves
Nationalists slashing their backs so they constantly bleed
Raise the cost of the seeds, cause the farmers to flee
In search of better cash instead status plunges to second class
Check the trash for bottles and cans, robbed of the land
When the jobs are gone scape goat them that's part of the plan
Although they didn't cause the crisis, ICE is on a swarm
Human beings made illegal with no license to be born
What the hell is going on y'all they've got us divided
Instead of united fighting, we need to override it

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

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