Friday, May 13, 2011
Who We Be
Here I am. Here we are. You see us as we take our stand.
You look with amazement. But you don't know this man.
Fearless. Powerful. Destined for success.
You can step to me if you want but I don't take no mess.
Never bitter. I could never be mad. It's just not me
I am the man that some wish that they could be
We are far from the dudes that you see on the 6 o'clock news
Ask me and I blow you away with my political views.
You see my walk. You love the way we bop down the street
Put some music on and watch us vibe to the beat
The mind of Martin, Malcolm, and Barack
The fight and drive of Tupac
We have what the young kids now call swag
It's just confidence. Admire it. Don't hate...don't be mad
Lover of our queens and those who preceded us to pave the way
You can try to kill me and my brethren...but we're here to stay
We are fathers, husbands, brothers, friends...all of the above
Our women stand by us and adore us. They always show us love
I see you staring, watching every move...just like you're a fan
Who am I? Who are we? We are what you wanna be but can't be. The intelligent black man.