DONDA Lyrics by Kanye West
Are you really for peace and equality?
Or when my car is hooked up, you know you want to follow me
Your laws are minimal
Cause you won’t even think about lookin’ at the real criminal
This has got to cease
Cause we be getting hyped to the sound of da police!
Now here’s a likkle truth
Open up your eye
While you’re checking out the boom-bap, check out the exercise
Take the word “overseer, ” like a sample
Repeat it very quickly in a crew for example
Officer, Officer, Officer, Officer!
Yeah, officer from overseer
You need a little clarity?
Check out the similarity!
The overseer rode around the plantation
The officer is off patrolling all the nation
The overseer could stop you what you’re doing
The officer will pull you over just when he’s pursuing
The overseer had the right to get ill
And if you fought back, the overseer had the right to kill
The officer has the right to arrest
And if you fight back they put a hole in your chest!
(Woop!) They both ride horses
After 400 years, says KRS-One
I have no choices
Can I hit me a ‘lil bit louder?
They will overcome [Verse 2: Kanye West] The devil is using you, confusing you
Our job is to understand who is who
Righteous indignation, in this nation
We gon’ start a revolution in this basement
And at the end of the day, it’s truly ?
Y’all have job statistics and all them goofy questions
Y’all had them fake leaders, don’t worry we got it
And plus, it’s only 21 days to break a habit
Momma, I need you to tuck me in
I done made some mistakes and they rubbed it in (Boy!)
I know you and grandma had enough of them (Boy!)
Why I gotta be so stubbon-in’ (Boy!)
I’m doing this one for y’all
So we can end racism once and for all
How many prisons they gon’ make? (Ohh)
Watch the safe
One hand, wash the other, both hands
Wash the face