Mama, what does it mean to be free? To think and act on your own? If they free our skin will they free our minds? Will we learn to love and appreciate one another? Will my bronze skin be beautiful? Will men admire my ***** hair Will they rather look at her pale skin in awe? Can we be truly free or will it be an illusion? Will we stand equal or forever inferior to colonizers? If freedom walks in Will we mourn our brothers or sing songs of freedom Mourning is easy, we mourn daily If we are to sing freedom songs How will we sing songs we were never taught If freedom doesn't walk in Will we be slaves forever? Mama, what does it mean to be free?