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lyrics

Verse 1:

Certain shit has go to stop like cops and their brutality
Stop letting our people turn into casualties
Stop dropping bombs instead of dropping food
Stop the war, yo somebody stop George
Somebody stop the helicopters from flying over my building
Yo parents, stop being your children
Stop the killing over crack and whose block you're on
Stop not paying attention when my motherfucking songs are on
Radio stop playing bullshit nonstop
People stop buying albums that's not really hot
Men stop calling women hoes
Drug addicts, coke addicts, stop putting that shit in your nose
All that shit has got to stop and you've got to know
The one thing you'll never stop is my flow, it's like the Nile
Yo, rappers stop biting styles, how many times I hear a rhyme
Sounds like somebody already spit it, You need to quit it

Verse 2:

Stop talking about diamonds every time that you're rhyming
Think about the Africans dying when they mine them
Plus you lying, look around nobody is rich in the hood
So stop acting like shit is all good
To the government (fuck y'all), come on y'all stop cutting the welfare
And give these 43 million people some healthcare
Stop acting like the children in the ghetto ain't worth me
Stop acting like it's our fault that we were born poor
Stop paying for more war when there are people at home
That gotta to sleep in the street because they don't got a home
Feed the hungry, home the homeless, shoe the shoeless
And stop acting you motherfuckers can't do this
To the poor, to the workers, stop acting like friends of these
Bosses and business owners that's clearly our enemies
We create all profits that pay for their lifestyles
So stop sitting on your ass and join a union right now (IWW)

(Chorus)

Stop what you're doing
Take a look around and
Stop what you're doing
Take a look around yo
Stop what you're doing
Stop, stop, stop, stop

You need to stop what you're doing
Take a look around and
Stop what you're doing
Take a look around yo
Stop what you're doing
Stop, stop, stop, stop

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from Prisoners of War, released January 30, 2009
Produced by KP. 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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