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My grandma used to wake up before dawn
Take a loaf of bread, break it up and throw it on the lawn
And wait for the birds to come along
Her only entertainment, every single day spent
Lived a long life, but she suffered in enslavement
'Cause my grandad had a brain like a cave man
Gave that to him when he grew up in the ruins
Of a modern day slave state, they stay moving
In the coal mine, take slate make cake bakery
Fakery from politicians, preachers teaching false religions
All collisions based on class get the chase on
Takes on different forms, get the darn place wrong
Make songs kick about bitching 'cause the day's long
Nine to five, six to ten, stick you with the kids again
Winter then spring summer brings on a picture then this

Yo, I flow like the Mon River
Ohio, Allegheny, locks and damns can't contain these bars
That I float down the moat like a barge
Making waves like marchers on May Day

I miss Nook, kiss cooks when I go to diner
Know a sinner's living when a prude says he's sinning
Giving change to a beggar 'cause I do a little better
Doesn't hurt me if he buys booze, dying makes you thirsty
Curse these quotes damn, cream of the crop but I'm flotsam
Broker than a trash man, I'm cashing in coke cans
Nickle pounds, born in the storm of the trickle down
Dog eat dog, Heinz, I'm in a pickle now
Kicking sounds at you, firing iron in a different town
Listen how New York to Pusan I get around
Litter pile gutter talk, word to mother other thought
Love a hot brew, hate a few, plus I cuss a lot
trestles rot out of bridges, not just outer edges
Roads falling into river, infrastructure get the picture
Digi cam, in Japan, drank ate with Miki and
The whole crew, Right To Be Lazy, I'm a busy man

Yo, I flow like the Mon River
Ohio, Allegheny, locks and damns can't contain these bars
That I float down the moat like a barge
Making waves like marchers on May Day

I'm not a populist my motto is to knock you out your ocular sockets
Rocket fuel, stopping hip hop innocuous
Binoculars peeping you sleeping in the metropolis
Window shades are obsolete when wind blows off the street
Democracy been hypocrisy since the Acropolis
Topple this rash, bash capital in the proper sense
Monstrous impoverishment along side of opulence
Occupants of substandard housing get your documents
Ready to make confetti, any way to make a better life
Feather light, float away know to say nothing when I'm bluffing
Through a job interview, in a miniscule place
Just a phase, got time? In a minute you'll
Realize, living in a war and battles been a few
Plentiful blood drip rubber for your tennis shoes
Been a true rebel many days ain't been slayed yet
Not that they haven't tried, I just haven't died yet

Yo, I flow like the Mon River
Ohio, Allegheny, locks and damns can't contain these bars
That I float down the moat like a barge
Making waves like marchers on May Day

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

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