I want to pay homage
to the busted streets and broken cottages,
where everyday people are destroyed
with lies and filthy promises.
You see, these are my streets
that I walked with my feet,
Brothers and sisters,
graffiti tagged and full of disease.
This is the place where I broke bones,
Layed down sidewalks full of racial undertones,
With guns ablazing and
suicides growing old.
Gang signs tagged on every street corner,
did you hear the gun shot?
Yellin' loud I tried to warn ya
Mama, why does it always have to be?
I lost another brother here by my feet.
I am filled with emotions
now gone with deceit
God, Please stop this pain that
flows inside my veins,
the agony, the injury, the silence
I can't continue one more step,
this place I call my home
has turned into a wreck.
Lives are destroyed, twisted and upset.
So, look around.
This is my neighborhood.
This is where I belong.
With the busted up sidewalks, I stand strong.
We can not turn back time,
we can only help correct lives.
So let's turn the pages people
and unite not divide.
My little piece of how I see this country right now.