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    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy / Lyrics

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    "Famous And Dandy (Like Amos 'n' Andy)" Lyrics

    Disposable Heroes Of Hiphoprisy

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    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy

    It's quite a spectacle to see us land
    In waste receptacles as if we've planned it
    We're never skeptical when we get branded
    Then disrespectful 'cause we feel abandoned

    The height of mediocrity is the challenge
    Crawling through the entrails of imbalance
    We learn to like to be the heroes
    We learn to lie to the brand name Negroes

    We learn to laugh to avoid being angry
    We learn to kill and learn to go hungry
    We learn not to feel, for protection
    And we learn to flaunt when we get an erection

    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy

    We're born believing we're greater than circumstance
    Infinitely stronger than chance as our first breath is handed
    We taste the double standard, the need to wear the mask
    And with society's nurturing, the psychic plastic surgery

    Begins to take effect as our souls watch astound
    Our characters flounder, duplicitous identity
    Diction and contradiction have become the skills of assimilation
    Razor honed to perfection from the moment of creation

    It's gone from identity crisis to survival slingshot to rifle
    Sin to revival, try to get looked at but not poked in the eyeball
    Warned of our impurities, afraid of insecurities
    Real life experts of the artificial, athletes and entertainers
    Have become the minstrels on commercials

    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy

    On screen or off we can be rented to perform any feat
    And we reflect the images presented by the media's elite
    Positive or negative attention is viewed as success
    U.S.D.A. African American Beef is seen as progress

    We never ask ourselves too many questions
    Too much truth in introspection
    Maintain the regimentation and avoid self-degradation
    We act out all the stereo types, try to use them as decoy

    And we become shining examples
    Of the system we set out to destroy
    'Cause even in the most radical groups you will find
    That when you stray from the doctrine, you'll see hard times

    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy

    Being kicked in the mouth or smiling with no teeth
    They're both choices, yes, but it's impossible to eat
    Uneducated, underdeveloped, undisciplined but mostly unaware
    We join the flavor of the month club

    We swallow the flavor of the month
    Well, holding our crotch was the flavor of the month
    Bitch this bitch that was the flavor of the month
    Being a thug was the flavor of the month

    Then no to drugs was the flavor of the month
    Kangol was the flavor of the month
    Rope gold was the flavor of the month
    Adidas shoes was the flavor of the month

    Then bashing Jews was the flavor of the month
    Gentrification was the flavor of the month
    Isolation was the flavor of the month

    My pockets are so empty, I can feel my testicles
    'Cause I spent all my money on some plastic African necklaces
    And I still don't know what the colors mean
    Red, black and green

    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy

    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    What will we do to become famous and dandy
    Just like Amos and Andy
    This song was submitted on May 10th, 2010 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Mark S. Pistel, Michael Franti, Sidney Charlie Hunter.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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