From the Plantation
To the Penitentiary
From the yassuh boss
To the ghetto minstrelsy
In the heart of freedom
In chains
In the heart of freedom
Insane
In the heart of freedom
Insane
In the heart of freedom
In chains

From the field hand cry
To the ten to twenty-five
From the 'sold-off' men
To the raised by next-of-kin
In the cause of freedom and shame
In the cause of freedom and game

From the 'no book' rules
To the raggly public schools
From the coon and shine
To the unemployment line
In the land of freedom
In chains
In the land of freedom
Insane

From the work long days
To the dope
And drinking craze
From the stock in slaves
To the booming prison trade
In the name of freedom
Insane
In the name of freedom
And shame
In the heart of freedom
In chains
In the heart of freedom
Insane
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From The Plantation To The Penitentiary Lyrics

Wynton Marsalis – From The Plantation To The Penitentiary Lyrics