Enemy my brother
But it’s black lives you refuse include
Why, why, why, why?
Love (love)
To contemplate suicide?
Pastor said put faith in God
That we could be free

Sometimes I wake up and I look up at the sky
That we could be free, truly
Who the fuck is you to patronize
Make my enemy my brother
One day, I believe I’d learn
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
Same for my father, born in Ghana, down on that dirt road floor

I don’t want to be the new sacrifice
Somebody’s son whose daddy died?
Why the city singing Alton’s blues?
One thing I believe I could learn
Watch my cousins back at home, getting water out a well
Keep black people locked into cotton
They don’t want you to own, but
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
[Intro]
While I watch my brother stacking stone, whippin’ water by the scale
[Outro: Ty Dolla $ign and Vic Mensa]
[Bridge]
Tryna’ get a mill’ on the other side
And cops keep blowing and blowing
Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Asking why I’m alive when the realest niggas died
To see my enemy as my brother
And my pride won’t let me give up, lord as hard as I try
But
[Hook]
We’ll make them better today not tomorrow
So we think we live in hell
But faith alone can’t make things right
Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
As far as he came I can’t complain, but pain is so subjective
And love could wash away our sorrows

Blocked from the polls

I’m not afraid to bleed, if it means
If it means, we’ll make them better today not tomorrow
Woah, oh, oh, oh
"You ain’t gotta work no more"
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
To love my enemy as my brother
And love could wash away our sorrows
If it means, we’ll make them better today not tomorrow
[Verse 2]
[Bridge]
I don’t want a vigil by candle light
In those times I try to remember
They ain’t got a meal, we don’t recognize we in heaven
Cold as ice in a suit, 3 piece
To see my enemy as my brother
But I believe I’d learn
Love (love)
[Verse 1]
In those times I try to remember
Then we could be free, truly
I’m not afraid to bleed
I’m not afraid to bleed
One day I dream of telling my momma
Spend so much time countin’ issues, I forget to count
Then we could be free, truly
If we’d only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
Momma cryin’ at an open casket
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
All dressed up for Sunday masses
So I’m down to bleed if it means things improve
We could be free
I don’t want to wait for the afterlife

[Hook]

What the fuck I got to lose?
Who am I in my place
It’s been getting kinda hard to tell

Locked in the hood, trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing

Then we could be free, you and me
My blessings
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other

You fools, saying "all lives matter"
I don’t want to turn into a poltergeist
(yeah yeah yeah)
To see my enemy as my brother
And we could wash away our sorrows