MacklemoreCity Don't Sleep

Now every day that I walk out of my building I see homeless people sleeping and chillin on the steps To the apartment that I live in I'm not saying everyones a victim But the people that I live with Are treated more like villians than actual citizens I walk past a man laying in his own vomit He gets his food and his garments By digging in the garbage I beg your pardon Mr. president But I'm a resident And since you've been in office I haven't seen any evidence of things changing We go into Iraq and attack But we got people on the streets Without a roof over their back We've gotta accept the homeless As part of our landscape The money the government wastes Could provide them with the same place To eat and sleep But we cease to see That our home country is based around War power and greed We got families on the street With nowhere to go And the concretes' the only place they have to call home Nowhere to call your own Out here in the cold Wishing you had a home Feeling you're all alone Nowhere to call your own Out here in the cold Wishing you had a home Feeling all alone Now every face tells a different story A different message Now how can we judge the book When we don't know the beginning We don't know what turned em to the bottle Or started injecting Just see dirty clothes and another bum begging We don't see the kid who was an addict The second his mom was pregnant Or the young girl who was raped And stripped of everything sacred Who now stands down town walking on the block, pacing 'Cause the only way she knows how to make it Is gettin naked We don't want to face it And "it" being the fact That the government created the ghetto and gave it crack To opress immigrants and blacks And give 'em more of a setback Like the last 500 years wasn't enough to accomplish that And look at the homeless rate And tell me to my face there race Does it play an inrticate part in your fate in the United States And think about your home And the place that you sleep And the homeless Who only have the concrete Nowhere to call your own Out here in the cold Wishing you had a home Feeling you're all alone Nowhere to call your own Out here in the cold Wishing you had a home Feeling all alone Now if you wanna see change Then throw your ones in the air If you think the system that we're living in is not fair If you wanna see change Then put your ones in the air Now point it to the ground cause change starts right there If you wanna see change Then put your ones in the air If you think the system that we're living in is not fair If you wanna see change Then put your ones in the air Then point to yourself cause change starts right there Cause change starts right there The streets are cold all alone in the city Where you lay you're head is your home What a pity People pass you by with a glance Say "you're filthy" But they don't know the pain You've been through No not really
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