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    "City High Anthem" Lyrics

    City High

    They just gave up on our entire generation
    So we were all pushed to the side
    Cuz we didn't see the world through our teacher's eyes
    When all we needed was alittle bit of motivation
    But because we wore our pants saggin
    Y'all labeled us gangsta's and said we wasn't worth the time
    There are so many things I never asked you
    There are so many things I still don't know, oh, oh,
    There are so many things you never told me,
    Still so many things that I will never know
    And why, cuz I went to City High

    A school with more drop outs than sign ups
    at registration (mmm, yeah)
    And the pregnacy rate is at an all time high (we all know why)
    Now you would think the classroom's the place
    for mental stimulation (mmm)
    But there's some brother's outside sellin that stuff that'll
    really stimulate your mind (I'm talkin bout gettin high)
    There are so many things you never showed me
    There are too many things you let slip by (let em slip on, right on by)
    How can I face a world that doesn't know me? (don't even know me)
    A world that doesn't care whether I live or die and why,
    cuz I go to City High

    (SO) we don't need your education
    We don't want no pacifier
    We are the leaders of your nation
    We're gonna make sure the world survives

    There ain't no justice, there's just us
    What happened to the meaning of in God we trust?
    As we get older and our children grow up
    We ain't gonna teach them what ya'll showed us, mmm

    There's too many babies dyin before they're born
    (lord ain't that the truth)
    And too many young ladies cryin with a daddy in the house and not
    a father in the home (now ya'll know there's a difference)
    Now what about all these young soldiers being led astray(by this negative music)
    What happened to the Issac Hayes, and the Curtis Mayfields
    and all the Marvin Gayes
    Man we really need em today

    And there are so many things that needed explaining
    but you said it was too late for me to learn
    You were supposed to be my shelter when it was raining
    But instead you left me out here all alone

    So I gotta make it on my own

    Chorus 1x

    The people who did believe
    What we could do to change our future
    You knew the world was in our hands
    Help build them stronger so they could withstand
    All the pressures, all the war, all the prejudice
    When the others were sure we couldn't fight the stress in life
    But those who didn't believe us
    Listen to my words for you
    Listen to your children sing to you

    Chorus 2x
    This song was last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC.
    Written by Claudette Ortiz, Robby Pardlo, Ryan Toby.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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