I got a letter from the government
The other day
I opened and read it
They wanted me for their army or whatever
It said they were suckers
Picture me given' a damn I said never
Here is a land that never gave a damn
About a brother like me and myself
Because they never did
I wasn't wit' it but just that very minute...
The suckers had authority
It occurred to me
How long has it been?
Cold sweatin' as I dwell in my cell
They got me sittin' in the state pen
I gotta get out - but that thought was thought before
I contemplated a plan on the cell floor
I'm not a fugitive on the run
But a brother like me begun - to be another one
Public enemy servin' time - they drew the line y'all
To criticize me some crime - never the less
And I could never be a veteran
They could not understand that I'm a Black man
I got a raw deal, so I'm goin' for the steel
On the strength, the situation's unreal

They got me rottin' in the time that I'm servin'
Tellin' you what happened the same time they're throwin'
The same motherfucker got us livin' is his hell
You have to realize - what it's a form of slavery
Organized under a swarm of devils
4 of us packed in a cell like slaves - oh well
The reasons are several, most of them federal
Straight up - word'em up on the level
Here is my plan anyway and I say
I got gusto, but only some I can trust - yo
Some do a bid from 1 to 10
And I never did, and plus I never been
I'm on a tier where no tears should ever fall
Cell block and locked - I never clock it y'all
'Cause time and time again time
They got me servin' to those and to them
I'm not a citizen
But ever when I catch a C-O
Sleepin' on the job - my plan is on go-ahead
On the strength, I'm tell you the deal
I got nothin' to lose
'Cause I'm goin' for the steel

You know I caught a C-O
Fallin' asleep on death row
And everyman's got served
I grabbed his gun - then he did what I said so
Along with the time they served
Decency was deserved
To understand my demands
I gave a warnin' - I wanted the governor, y'all
And plus the warden to know
That I was innocent -
Posing a threat, you bet it's fuckin' up the government
Because I'm militant
My plan said I had to get out and break north
Just like with Oliver's neck
They couldn't do nuthin'
I had to get off - my boys had the feds in check
We had a force to instigate a prison riot
This is what it takes for peace
So I just took the piece
Black for Black inside time to cut the leash
Freedom to get out - to the ghetto - no sell out
6 C-Os we got we ought to put their head out
But I'll give 'em a chance, cause I'm civilized
As for the rest of the world, they can't realize
Between bars, got me thinkin' like an animal
A cell is hell - I'm a rebel so I rebel
Got a woman C-O to call me a copter
She tried to get away, and I popped her
Twice, right
Now who wanna get nice?
I had 6 C-Os, now it's 5 to go
And I'm serious - call me delirious
But I'm still a captive
I gotta rap this
Time to break as time grows intense
I got the steel in my right hand
Now I'm lookin' for the fence

I ventured into the courtyard
Followed by 52 brothers
Bruised, battered, and scarred but hard
Ready to bang out
Goin' out with a bang
And from the tower shots rang out
But power from the sky
A high number of dose - yes
And some came close
Figure I trigger my steel
Stand and hold my post
This is what I mean - an anti-niggaare machine
If I come out alive and then they won't - come clean
And then I threw up my steel bullets - flew up
Blew up, who shot...
And to my rescue, it was the S1ws
What, who, the bazooka was who
Secured my getaway, so I just gotaway
The joint broke, from the black smoke
Then they saw it was rougher than the average bluffer
'Cause the steel was black, the attitude exact
Now the chase is on tellin' you to c'mon
53 brothers on the run, and we are gone
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Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos Lyrics

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