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Is It Because I'm Black (Remix)

by Rorystonelove & Yeza

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released December 7, 2018

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Produced by: Rory Gilligan for Rorystonelove / Black Dub Music

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Track Name: Is It Because I'm Black (Remix)
Honor me complexion with a badge pon me chest
I'm Black without apology nuh feelings nuh suppressed
Africa di motherland
Understand di richest continent
When me ready me a step me nah go fear nuh consequence
See dem a come wid dem weakness, and di pretense in a frequence
A nu press button a nuh weak fence King Marcus a come wid di defense.
Black star line pon di sea when we a steam lef’ enemies
Dem wah me reduce my lineage to a state of misery
‘LK an’ Malcolm get shot a give speech
Look wah di civil rights country a preach
Man a get shot cah dem wah fi be free
A nuh fruit, is a man weh a hang from a tree
Can’t move get stopped like clog artery
Revolution spread like hot margarine
‘Cause I'm black why the border nuh free
Affi pay weh me nav to foreign embassies

Is it because I'm black

Some a dem cyaa come on ya
Pon di earth them a lef’ pure trauma
Look wah dem do the African daughter
Gone like a thief in the night with her mother
King Leopold could never father
Di ‘mount a African man weh him slaughter
Come wid di Bible me nah tek yuh offer
African spiritual systems me rather
Chop me arm and leg and teeth true me black
Turn roun’ wah me be patriot
To your colonist country you miss me wid dat
Think royal African a big idiot
Napoleon a gwaan like him never come squat
Pon di native land a Haiti we call dat
Liberty equality di French dem a chat
But dem never mean di ones in a France weh did black

Is it because I'm black

Rebel pon di baseline yuh know me ago done it
Fire ever blaze kerosene in a me pocket
Black power nav no outage
Higher voltage nafi charge it
Study everything about me history never lost it
Focus pon di victory nuh study words like forfeit
Say Ethiopians a burnt face then me a chocolate
Preservation of the melanin me affi flaunt it
Importance of your health and lineage so seek di knowledge
History books deceiving make you feel incompetent
Use them hand make fashion and nuh use African threads
Denial of your origin is like a corset
Illusion of exterior with internal garbage
Original palaces and kingdoms found in Mali
They never told us black is powerful and them nuh sorry
Spare the whites, black soldiers a front line pon your army
State the facts, give them kilos of the guilt to carry

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