17 Apr 2011

Still appropriate

Little Black Boy

There was a little black boy, a black boy was he
The boy went to school and he came out duncy
He never learn how to write, he never learn about math
He never learn how to write, he never study ‘bout that
All he study was his speakers, his sneakers and he clothes
So he learn how to dress and he learn how to pose
Now he can't get no work, he can't get no job
So he decide to steal and he decide to rob
But little black boy couldn't last long at all
The police put a bullet through his duncy head-skull

Little black boy, go to school and learn
Little black boy, show some concern
Little black boy, education is the key
To get you off the street and off poverty

There was a little black boy, a rude boy was he
All the boy ambition was to conduct a maxi
With ear-ring in he nose, a gold teeth in he mouth
He feel very proud when they call him a tout
So proud was the boy that the boy never learn
He could ah work hard and buy a maxi of his own
So he hustle for a dollar he hustle for a smoke
He hustle so that he could buy a little coke
Now he's hook on the coke and off the maxi
And is one more little black vagrant in the country

When you're black you just black. You can't help being black
But because you are black you don't stay back

Be black, be black
But be conscious!
Be black be black
But be conscious!

Look in the front, see who's the doctor?
Look in the back, see who's the lawyer?
Look in the bank, see who's the banker?
Look at the business, see who's the owner?
Look at the staff, see who's the worker?
Look at the drugs, see who's the clan man?
Look who eating out ah them garbage can?
Look in the jail see who you see too
Ah bet ah little black boy just like you!

Little black boy, go to school and learn
Little black boy, show some concern
Little black boy, education is the key
To get you off the street and off poverty
Little black boy, think ‘bout your race
Little black boy, when would you find your place?
Little black boy, go to school and learn!

Little black boy, take a look at yourself
Little black boy, take a look at yourself
Little black boy, that's what you'd do
Little black boy, take a good look at you
Little black boy, look at other people, too
Little black boy, is that the way you should be?
Little black boy, don't put drugs in your vein
Little black boy, it will drive you insane
Little black boy, it will huddle your brain
Little black boy, don't you be no fool
Little black boy, keep yourself in school

When you're black you just black. You can't help being black
But because you are black you don't stay back

Be black, be black
But be conscious!
Be black be black
But be conscious!

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