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Lupe Fiasco- All Black Everything lyrics

Sometimes you just gotta
Go

You would never know if you could ever be
If you never try, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain't never leave
So there were no slaves in our history

Were no slave ships, were no misery
Call me crazy, or isn't he
See I fell asleep and I had a dream
It was all black everything

Uh, and we ain't get exploited
White man ain't fearless so he did not destroy it
We ain't work for free, see they had to employ it
Built it up together so we equally appointed

First 400 years, see we actually enjoyed it
Constitution written by the W.E.B. Du Bois
Were no reconstructions, civil war got avoided
Little Black Sambo grows up to be a lawyer

Extra, extra on the newsstands
Black woman voted head of Ku Klux Klan
Malcolm Little dies as an old man
Martin Luther King read the eulogy for him

Followed by Bill O'Reilly who read from the Quran
President Bush sends condolences from Iran
Where Fox News reports live
That Ahmadinejad wins Mandela Peace Prize

You would never know if you could ever be
If you never try, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain't never leave
So there were no slaves in our history

Were no slave ships, were no misery
Call me crazy, or isn't he
See I fell asleep and I had a dream
It was all black everything

Uh, and it ain't no projects
Keepin' it real is not an understood concept
Yeah, complexion's not a contest
'Cause racism has no context

Hip-hop ain't got a section called conscious
Everybody rappin' like crack never happened
Crips never occurred nor bloods to attack them
Matter of fact, no hood to attack in

Somalia is a great place to relax in
Fred Astaire was the first to do a backspin
The Rat Pack was cool group of black men
That inspired five white guys called The Jacksons

Eminem fitted in but then again
He inspired a black rapper tryna mimic him
And that's what really rose up out of Michigan
The sign of white rapper by the name of 50 cent

You would never know if you could ever be
If you never try, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain't never leave
So there were no slaves in our history

Were no slave ships, were no misery
Call me crazy, or isn't he
See I fell asleep and I had a dream
It was all black everything

Uh, and I know it's just a fantasy
I cordially invite you to ask why can't it be
Now we can do nothin' 'bout the past
But we can do somethin' about the future that we have

We can make fast or we can make it last
Every woman queenin' and every man a kingin'
When those color lines come, we can't see between
We just close our eyes 'til it's all black everything

You would never know if you could ever be
If you never try, you would never see
Stayed in Africa, we ain't never leave
So there were no slaves in our history

Were no slave ships, were no misery
Call me crazy, or isn't he
See I fell asleep and I had a dream
It was all black everything

You know, all black everything
All black everything
(All black everything)
Yeah, all black everything

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