Prisoners of War

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We dealing with doomness, they are killers man
They take pride in wiping people out
That's how they make their living
Those cats don't play
This is a war, we've got to use every weapon at our disposal
Verse 1:

Fuck the rich, I'm poor
My girl lives in a shack on the shore of the Atlantic
Ocean that spans gigantic expanses
My fighting mind is known for writing rhymes in Sanskrit
That advance this fight for liberation
I write for penetration, hoping my words sink in
To your brain and remain in your thinking
Cats are drinking big doses of indoctrination
They've got this nation right where they want it
And those who speak out get put on a wanted sign and hunted
Like Martin Luther King, you know he had a dream
But as you see, the ruling class didn't agree
There's getting to be more thrown behind bars for political cause
Free Leonard Peltier, Sherman Austin plus the Cuban Five
Who's in line next up to be doing time for their views?

Chorus:

They never talk about that on the news at ten
Government and corporations are using them
Who's your friend, who's your enemy is what I ask you
Bring the facts forward, first attack in the class war

Verse 2:

True history is the sickest saga
The CIA sponsored the contras who slaughtered the people of Nicaragua
All the Sandinistas wanted was freedom and equality
Their dreams were smashed by the wrath of big monopolies
It's awful these stories are true
Now you wonder why the news kept these stories from you
'Cause they're under the control of the ruling class, the government too
So don't let democracy fool your ass
Or pull your ass to the voting booth, yo know the truth
About the world you're in, organize we've got a world to win
Shit going down is fucking outrageous
Coca-Cola killing workers in Colombia who wanted raises
Where's the papers? Filling pages with stories on Kobe
Lying, the Sudanese genocide killing civilians slowly
Roll these facts into raps, spit them for the people
United States controls the world's oldest colony, Puerto Rico

(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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