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    "Rock the Nation" Lyrics

    Michael Franti

    We livin' in a mean time and an aggressive time
    A painful time, a time where cynicism rots to the vine
    In a time where violence blocks the summer shine
    Lifetimes, go by in a flash
    In search for love, in search for cash
    Everybody want to be some fat tycoon
    Everybody want to be on a tropic honeymoon
    Nobody want to sing a little bit out of tune
    Or be the backbone of a rebel platoon
    It's too soon to step out of line
    You might get laughed at you might get fined
    But do you feel me when I say I feel pain everyday

    When I see the way my friends gotta slave
    And never get ahead of bills they gotta pay
    No way no way!
    Some make a living doing killing Colombian penicillin
    Some are willing to play the villain they just chillin'
    To pass the time, pass the information
    Or pass the wine
    Pass the buck or pass the baton
    But you can't pass the police or the pentagon
    The I.R.S. or the upper echelon
    I think it's time to make a move on the contradiction

    Bom-Bom, rock the nation
    Take over television and radio station

    Bom-Bom the truth shall come
    Give the corporation some complication!

    This is the dawning of our time I say it one more time
    To emphasize the meaning of my rhyme
    To rise above all the dirt and grime
    Add the right spice at the right time
    Fuck the constitution
    Are we part of the solution or are we part of the pollution
    Sittin' by and wonderin' why,
    Things ain't the way we like to find them to be, to be
    For you and for me the people over there and the ones in between
    Check our habitation are we a peace lovin' nation
    Peace lovin' nation
    I have a reasonable doubt I think I'll just spell it out
    There's no need to scream or to shout
    The N.R.A. just bought a man's soul
    Then he jumps up and shouts gun control
    The government says that killing's a sin
    Unless you kill a murderer with a lethal syringe

    So I ask again "are we peace lover's then"
    Some of them slang guns when they six years old
    Some of them end up in some six foot hole
    This whole damn place seems to, lost control
    So I raise my voice before I lose my soul


    This is the way I'll express my feelings
    Vibe revealed and revolved spinning on a record y'all
    Try to confiscate take what I communicate with
    It's ancient gift of the lip steady creating
    Activating passing vocal vibrations to the blind plus the seeing
    Human doesn't mean just being
    Be coming don't believe it just belife it
    Belongings or beloved rehearse it or recite it
    While shining drop your guns and move your tongues
    Battle motivation in no time lyrics come
    Sometimes fun others run their mouth or away
    My mind co beaming like an early sun ray
    One day we'll get the picture and all combine
    Less the talking bout mines is mine and become one mind
    Every piece of the puzzle has its place
    To build the piece of the puzzle called the human race

    Taking it long enough we crush the formal journalistic
    Dyslexic critters talk backwards to rap words
    I'm sure raising my hands with questions and demands
    Statements and a plan with a map of the land

    This song was submitted on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Carl Rogers Young, Michael Franti, Wood Rowe Farguheson, Woodrowe Jr. Farguhson.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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