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oohhhhh
yeh
come on come on

(1st Verse)
I see no changes
I wake up in the morning and I ask myself
Is life worth livin' should I blast myself?
I'm tired of bein poor and even worse I'm black
My stomach hurts so I'm lookin' for a purse to snatch
Cops give a damn about a Negro
Pull the trigga, kill a nigga, he's a hero
Sell the crack the the kids, who the hell cares?
One less hungry mouth on the welfare
First ship 'em dope and let 'em deal the brothas
Give 'em guns, step back and watch 'em kill each other
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
Two shots in the dark now Huey's dead
I got love for my brotha, but we can never go nowhere
Unless we share wit each other
We gotta start makin' changes
Learn to see me as a brotha instead-a two distant strangers
And that's how it's 'pose to be
How can the Devil take a brotha if he's close to me?
I'd love to go back to when we played as kids, but things change
And that's the way it is.

(chorus)
thats just the way it is
things will never be the same
thats just the ways it is
aaw yeah
thats just the way it is
things will never be the same
thats just the ways it is
aaw yeah
2x

(2nd Verse)
I see no changes, all I see is racist faces
Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
We under, I wonder what it takes to make this
One better place, let's erase the wasted
Take the evil out the people they'll be actin right
'Cuz both black and white is smokin' crack tonight
And the only time we chill is when we kill each otha
It takes skill to be real time to heal each other
And I know it seems heaven sent
We aint ready to see a black presidant, unh
it aint a secret don't conceal the facts, the penitentiaries packed
And it's filled with blacks
But some things will never change
Ya try to show anotha way but ya stayin in the dope game
Now tell me what's a motha to do
Bein' real don't appeal to the brotha in you
You gotta operate the easy way
"I made a G today," , but you made it in a sleezy way
Sellin crack to the kids, "I gotta get paid"
Well hey, well thats the way it is
Come on, come on

(chorus)
thats just the way it is
things will never be the same
thats just the ways it is
aaw yeah
thats just the way it is
things will never be the same
thats just the ways it is
aaw yeah
2x

(Talking)
You gotta make a change
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes
Let's change the way we eat let's change the way we live
And let's change the way we treat each other
You see the old way wan'ts workin, so its on us to do what we gotta do, to survive

(3rd Verse)
And still I see no changes
Can't a brotha get a little peace
There's war on the streets and war on the Middle east
Instead of a war on poverty,
They got a war on drugs so the police can bother me
And I ain't never did a crime i aint have to do
But now I'm back with the facts givin' it back to you
So don't let 'em jack you up, back you up, crack you up, and pimp smack you up
Ya gotta learn to hold ya own
They get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
But tell the cops they can't touch this
I don't trust this, when they try to rush I bust this
It's the sound on my tool, you it ain't cool
My mama didn't raise no fool
And as long as I stay black, I gotta stay strapped and i never get to lay back
'Cuz I always gotta worry bout the payback
Of some ruff that i ruffed up way back
Comin back after all these years
Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat
That's the way its is

(chorus)
thats just the way it is
things will never be the same
thats just the ways it is
aaw yeah
thats just the way it is (you're my brotha your my sister, yeah)
things will never be the same(neva be the same yeah, yeah aaw yeah)
thats just the ways it is
aaw yeah

Some things will never change

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