Hiphop 0.1

Sobriety is hard — y’all
there ain’t no one left to catch me when I fall
lost in a feeling of love and hate
believed when you said that this was fate
sobriety and cleanliness are something that’s new
just like I believed you when you said you was true

I’ve a history of violence and you know that’s real
but ain’t nothing like the things that right now I do feel
so, I’m a medic — helping up from the line
assisting and resisting all of the time
I’m just some white face in a sea of pain
but my resistance is assistance though it’s not the same
battling through anguish and it’s mine not yours
but I’ll lay my life right down for your noble cause

I don’t even know your pain
I cannot understand
I only know I feel the shame
I cannot now pretend

Resistance is futile while cops walk the beat
doing nothing don’t mean nothing on a dead-end street
like your promises of love and endless heart
never worth nothing except in my art
you broke me and awoke me in a seeming dream
ever was worth nothing but your bitter scheme
you said that you loved me, I believed that was true
but none of your lies turned out to be you

You lied and then you were – spun on a dime
testing and tasting and splitting your time
while I fight for people’s rights
not hiding under middle lights
you are hiding in terror
if you don’t see that now you are living in error

I don’t even know your pain
I cannot understand
I only know I feel the shame
I cannot now pretend

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