Lavell:
Back in this mug like I never ever left and I'm joggin' in first place
Work so hard, everyday on the job, is it worth it in the first place?
But, but, but, you want it all and you want it right now
And you want it in the worst way
So the worst case scenario, they probably plan your burial
Play you on the stereo, shoot you and there you go, pow!
Cause I seen all the time on the news bout the drive-by
Kid shot the man but the man was a Rabbi
Welcome to the days of our lives, tryna' find allies, what's that?
Better pray to Allah, to help that
Ladies go Gaga, niggas eat Popeyes, life is so Haha, and all that
See… your mind may be closed when your eyes is wide open
The kids are just laughin', and drinkin', and tokin'
They don't have no hope but their moms are just hopin'
But you and I know tell me who is she jokin'?
They do what they see they is grabbin' their scrotum
The cops they patrol them and try to control them
Mane, now ain't that some shamefulness, this world is dangerous
Why they play with us, when they know we can't win?
They make us seem brainless, then they want to enslave us
I swear I done seen this, not again

Hook:
I seen all the time on the news bout the drive-by
The kid shot the man but the man was a Rabbi
Never in your life you'll see, a world unbound and a mind that's free
A world that's fit for a human being

Josh:
Beings!!! (With that being said
Just hope a nigga don’t end up dead
Walk these streets, all I see is red
That’s innocent people, lying in their blood
Folks play dirty, trying to drag me through the mud
Hate what I see, what I see on the web
Politicians lying, that’s what I call corrupt
Got me asking, where’s the love?
We don’t get enough of it, they shoot folks in public
Then try to empty our budgets, whoa, what the heck is that?
Taxes pay for more bombs and gats
Put them in the hood, for the kids with no dads
It’s all in ink like they putting on a tat
I'm just saying facts. Plus they hate blacks
Ronald Reagan made crack. If they frontin how can I stay back?
We need to find our way back, to the days there was peace
Smoking them trees, now a nigga can't lay back
Without being paranoid, got questions that they all avoid
Taking most of the money, why you think most folks unemployed?
So if you want answers first you better ask why
Cause you look like a fool trying to blame it on the Rabbi

Hook:
I seen all the time on the news bout the drive-by
The kid shot the man but the man was a Rabbi
Never in your life you'll see, a world unbound and a mind that's free
A world that's fit for a human being

Josh:
The truth is
These niggas out here they ruthless
Iraq been done called the truces
First chance I'mma call it deuces

Lavell:
So I'm outta here, (it's not like these people really care
Watch 'em take away your medicare
I hope these niggas hear me loud and clear

Josh:
Loud and clear. Loud and clear
Can you hear me? Loud and clear
Trust me when I say "watch for your peers"
I can feel it, the end is near

Lavell:
And the end has come
Watch this cop gon pull out his gun
They want that smoke to infect your lungs
Freedom of speech but watch your tongue

Josh:
Watch your tongue, watch what you say

Lavell:
Watch what you hear, watch what you play

Josh:
Give or take they might take you away

Lavell:
Bury the evidence hide your body

Josh:
Where's your body? Nowhere to be found

Lavell:
No not a trace, where are you now?

Josh:
Call themselves kings but I will not bow

Lavell:
This is the life...

Both:
... Of America's Child.
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America's Child Lyrics

Lavell Jones – America's Child Lyrics