What if?

When you’re awake, it’s hard to go back to SHEEP… See this conscious sister speak truth.

What if it was really good over evil? What if they saw us as equals?

What if they saw us a people?

What if they never denied our basic rights?

Why for everything we gotta fight?

Why a young brother getting set up and facing life?

When are we gonna get fed enough and say enough is enough!

Something’s gotta give right? They want everybody to die

but somebody gotta live right?

What if the futures for our kids aint promised?

Why they wana blame us for our own demise

when they got our blood on their hands?

I can take a mother’s advice but

deep down in your soul there’s pain.

And I can see theirs tears in her eyes

she wants better but the system’s out to get her,

she wanted a son but they wouldn’t let her.

She wanted a daughter but they held her

captive.

Held her down face on the ground, she couldn’t move

yet they claim, she became combative

forced to become another victim

long gone, inactive, bought me to tears

yet angry

that they want us to add up to these racist tactics

shit is getting drastic.

Now they gonna blame you for the way you acted.

You getting a beat down, now tell me how would you have reacted?

 

What if we, what if we were being treated, equally?

What if we, what if we could live anywhere peacefully?

What if we, what if we were not getting killed senselessly?

What if we, what if we didn’t have to die,

and instead we’re living our dreams?

 

What if I told you that everything they taught you was a lie,

and that the great book they called the Bible was created to control your mind.

What if I told you our ancestors died for us

and not that man on the cross they portrayed to us.

What if I told you that the Churches aint needed

and religion is indeed mis-leading,

you would judge me right?

You would think I’ve lost my mind right?

What if I told you there’s a cure for every disease,

that population control is a must, so by any means

it’s necessary,

for many to die before it’s their time

through vaccinations they’re killing across the nation.

 

What if I told you there’s enough money to feed the poor

and racism isn’t just a hideous crime,

but a business that will keep them rich until the end of time.

What if

slavery never happened?

What if white supremacy never existed?

What if justice and liberty was really for all?

Would our black heroes still fall?

Would the American government still have created Contel Pro

which had the great Black Panthers overthrown?

 

What if, what if we were being treated, equally?

What if we, what if we could live anywhere peacefully?

What if we, what if we were not getting killed senselessly?

What if we, what if we didn’t have to die,

and instead we’re living our dreams

 

What if we were to change our outlook?

Now that would have them shook.

Why he got to be a nerd cos he’s always reading a book?

What if I told you,

school is a lie

teachers won’t teach you what they need to,

all you hear about is Columbus and how he’s a fucking hero.

For what they failed to tell you is that he never discovered shit.

What if I told you the world is filled with evil.

These cops are killing kids and getting of,

the clans don’t cover up, no more, nah

they take the mask of.

That’s them right there y’all,

that’s them right there in the classroom

that’s them right there in the courtroom

that’s them right there pulling you over

and assaulting the shit out of you

beating you, till you’re black and blue,

you were thinking back in days

when Nat Turner was a runaway slave

What if I told you I can’t get over it

not until they apologise and compensate us!

 

What if I told you my life would have been an easy ride,

if history wasn’t interrupted

I’m disgusted,

that things are still so dam, corrupted

 

What if we, what if we were being treated, equally?

What if we, what if we could live anywhere peacefully?

What if we, what if we were not getting killed senselessly?

What if we, what if we didn’t have to die,

and instead we’re living our dreams?


 

Song written and performed by Nadz

Video shot in Birmingham, UK by Keem Yah Israel

– Eunice –