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from Let Freedom Reign

"Let Freedom Reign" is track #6 on the album Let Freedom Reign. It was written by Charles Harmon, Chrisette Payne, Tarik L. Collins, Talib Kweli Greene, Tarik Trotter.
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"Let Freedom Reign" is track #6 on the album Let Freedom Reign. It was written by Charles Harmon, Chrisette Payne, Tarik L. Collins, Talib Kweli Greene, Tarik Trotter.
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Oh, American citizen, come, collect your freedom
No matter what you're living in, no more giving in
Oh, American citizen, come, collect your freedom
No matter what you're living in, it's time to win

Keep us in the four walls of our church, we'll be quiet
Most of us aren't even Democratic or Republic
Can and by coincidence we love the elected
Until the detected of being human

American falls, minorities lose war
But if we unite we would have won the war
On poverty, war on drugs
War on medicate, war on love

Freedom isn't given, it is taken
Freedom isn't free, it's earned
Not, no, it's learned
Been hung and burned
Yet rest in peace, resurrected plea

This ain't black or white, it's gray
This is not about my face
Most of us don't know what to say
Right from wrong or free from slaves

Let freedom reign
Do you wanna be free or do you wanna go down
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be free

Let freedom reign
Do you wanna be free or do you wanna go down
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be free

America, the beautiful, suspect as usual
Liberty and death, give me freedom on my funeral
I walk across the planet with the steps of a giant
My rhymes bridge the gap between religion and science

'Cause my evidence is spiritual
I know my sheer presence is a miracle
I wasn't supposed to be here to share with you

But here I am, standing with my chest out
I take my place in history, I never get left out
You stressed out and scared
So it's causing you to act hard

Freedom ain't free, gotta put it on my black card
My passport claim, I'm an American citizen

The constitution said I'm three fifths
I'm not a semi and gorilla
Make my songs stronger than the horn of Gideon

Truth is [Incomprehensible]
Gave the native people syphilis
Consider this, Christopher Columbus
Ain't know where he was goin'
So let's stop calling our native brothers Indians

Let freedom reign
Do you wanna be free or do you wanna go down
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be free

Let freedom reign
Do you wanna be free or do you wanna go down
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be free

We were carried here in shackles from the homelands
Broom chop, chain locked, brain washed, programmed
Time's change, freedom reigns, I'm a grown man
Holding the future in the palms of my own hands

In this world, the coonery and tomfoolery
All I'm trying to do is stay true to my community
The daily news ain't the only thing that's schooling me
Watching these haters operating with impunity

This journey dollar signs, black and white collar crimes
Running out of time, out of sight, out of mind
It gets realer and it's real in Palestine
Troubles of the world start to seem intertwined

War criminals, conflict minerals
Pillagers are coming home, five star generals
Telling lies in press conferences and interviews
I'm trying to take back the power
'Cause it's been abused

Let freedom reign
Do you wanna be free or do you wanna go down
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be free

Let freedom reign
Do you wanna be free or do you wanna go down
I wanna be, I wanna be, I wanna be free

I'm just black in America
I'm not Afro-American
Just a passive American
Making belief I'm better than
What we've been, what we've been

I said, I'm just black in America
I'm not Afro-American
Just a passive American
Making belief I'm better than
What we've been, what we've been

Songwriters
CHARLES HARMON, CHRISETTE PAYNE, TARIK L. COLLINS, TALIB KWELI GREENE, TARIK TROTTER

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