Acknowledge Your Own History (Album Version) 1989 Jungle Brothers

เพลงAcknowledge Your Own History (Album Version)

ศิลปิน: Jungle Brothers

อัลบัม: Done By The Forces Of Nature

ออกเมื่อ: 01-11-1989

You don't know who you are

Look back into your past, brother

Look back into your past, sister

You don't know who you are

Look back into your past, sister

Look back into your past, brother

My forefather was a king

He wore fat gold chains and fat ruby rings

Nobody believes this to be true

Maybe it's because my eyes ain't blue

You ain't gonna find it in your history book

Come here, young blood and take a look

You dig down deep inside this hard cover

Don't you know you was bought, brother?

All you read about is slavery

Never about the black man's bravery

You look at the pictures and all they show is

African people with bones in their noses

That ain't true, that's a lie

You didn't get that from my lemon pie

Yeah, I cut class, I got a D

'Cause history meant nothing to me

Except a definite nap that's why I always sat in the back

I'd talk to girls or write a rhyme 'cause I didn't know

All times are black man's times

When I was young my mama told me stories

Of black peoples' fight to bring us glory

I used to think these were stories to put me to sleep

But now I know mama's talk wasn't cheap

Now I know Afrika's for Afrikaans

And history's the blood of every woman and man

Now I begin another search, the incredibly involved

The incredibly difficult and incredibly frustrating search

Now I begin another search, the incredibly involved

The incredibly difficult and incredibly frustrating search

Trying to pull together the history of the people

Page one, page two, page three

And still no signs of me

Yeah, so I looked into the table of contents

They wrote a little thing about us in the projects

 

The only history we make is if we kill somebody

Rape somebody but other than that we're nobody

Speaking like a brother living in the jungle

I know I was here first but I remain humble

Now it's time to rekindle the fire

A tribe of young brothers with the eye of the tiger

Acknowledge your own, we have a home

Put on this earth to live and roam

Christopher chose to explore

Discovered America, yeah, sure

He thought the planet was square

Traveled many places but we already had been there

We left tracks, backtrack back

First civilization, you know where that was found at

Looking for the true black days of glory

But you read in history, that's his story

The red's for the blood and the black's for the man

The green is the color that stands for the land

The red's for the blood and the black's for the man

The green is the color that stands for the land

The red's for the blood and the black's for the man

The green is the color that stands for the land

The red's for the blood and the black's for the man

The green is the color that stands for the land

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