Tears Of A Clown
2Pac Shakur

Start from the intro
I can't though
It's gonna be painful

Equality is not true
I rush to beat the curfew
I guess nobody told us that the people gotta eat too

The system. I laugh cause I don't see truth left
Addicted to crack, our race too high to fight for Yusef
Can't blame them, they slumber
Come here you Casanova
Just because Mandella is free don't mean the freedom fight is over

The beaches, Howard, Virginia and others
You let them lynch the brothers
and no one will love the mothers


You shouldn't be
My facts are stated clearly
But my raps contain no wild thing so I guess no one will hear me

They are killing us, well what's new cause nobody will yell out
They are all busy living lavish lives of a sellout

The police,a big joke
The only time their gun smokes
Is when they murder brothers after every bone has been broke

Huey, a hero although he never tried to be
Died and since his death he is just a victim of society

What's next?
Unity, respect and love your sisters
We joke and call them bitches so the ???

We'll kill them
That's not the way
It's time to use intelligence
Turn theother cheek
Never again, it's time for self defense

How come you're so angry
cause I'm tired of being kept down
Now loet's unite to wipe away the tears of a clown

Why are you crying?
I told ya
I'm tired of living life low
The rich can beat the lotto
While the poor stay in the ghetto

The president elected but I don't know how it happened
Better qualify for rapping ????

A day for Martin Luther King
Now his soul is put to rest
Turning over in the grave next to him is Malcolm X
Forgotten too quickly
It makes me want to hate them
Forgot about his wisdom
He's the latest fashion statement

Red or blue what set cha claim
Does it make a difference?
One day we're gonna work it out and over come the ignorance

Education, propaganda
Talk to me in class
How can we control our future if we are kept from our past

We better live a better way or we won't see another day
You can hear the words I say or don't and kiss your life away

Not trying to preach or teach it is my wish to only explain
So many died before we can not let their lives be in vain

So now we come to this point
It is time to make decisions
Do we live in self-destruction or escape the realism

They ask me why I'm angry
Because I'm tired of being kept down
My people let us unite and wipe away the tears of a clown

What of the children
The future
For them I see such sorrow
The least that we can do is let them live to see tomorrow

To many have been killed it's time to stand up for our rights
How can the people fight the power if they can't fight for their life
Instead they fight their wife
Beat her up because she is not silent
Time to fight for principles the brothers getting violent

The government is so crooked
And liberty is a hypocrite
The Star Spangled Banner, just some patriotic bullshit
Destruction of the Panthers another sneak attack plan

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