My People (ft. Median)

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lyrics

Verse 1 (Pierce)
this is for my people
the creators of The Blues
let the pain be their muse to express their views
long before songs were chopped and screwed
thumbs were screwed and arms were chopped and bruised
but my people
somehow we had the pride and the strength to provide
my grandma always told me to lift as you climb
to pull those behind you can rise like the moon pulls the tides
yeah - this is for her
Queen Mother - she existed on a mythical earth
where her grandchildren didn't have a typical birth
every achievement was magnificent
nothing was to little for her
when segregation was law
she found the flaw and hit the streets
until her knuckles was raw
this is for my people who want to take it to a whole 'nother level
that they ain't never been to before

Hook 1 (Pierce)
I said this is for my people who
held me on their backs for so long
ignorance is lethal to my people
so we keeping you strong

Verse 2 (Median)
close to my heart, pitter pitter
so strong though they gone no I won't forget ‘em
unsung heroes soul sacrificial
too many to rename though the flame’s rekindled
the sequel the symbol is my people
we're the kindred of the vision where it leads to
ends to the means future
yesterday's tomorrow is now
we're the proof - the dream's proven
new struggle we the theme music
the oppressor, the shepard and the sheep too
truth - it gets deep, dig deeper through it
how opposition regroups to deceive a movement
systemic mulling the weak because they need tool
the prison's a cell keeping machines moving
complex, yes, but industry is booming
privatized and coming to a scene near you

Hook 2 (Pierce and Median)
this is for my people who
held me on their backs for so long
and ignorance is lethal to my people
so we keeping you strong
I said this is for my people who
held me on their backs for so long
everything I do is for my people
let's celebrate the beauty of our people
and ignorance is lethal to my people
so we keeping you strong
that's why I stay strong for my people
until I'm dead and gone for my people
my people

Bridge (Pierce and Median)
keep it moving, stay strong x 8
listen all my people can you hear?
we just tryna send you a little prayer
we tryna let you know that we care
I said we trying let you know that we here (yo)
this goes out to all my people recognize
y'all I know that we just trying to survive (yeah)
my people we just tryna get by (uh)
come together together we thrive, we thrive (yo)

Verse 3 (Pierce)
I adore my people
open up a door for my people
like I lion I will roar for my people
cause the more of my people
listen when I speak
will take the vision
'til the mission complete
ancestors - I consider you investors
seeds that you planted in me have manifested
we're The Beast
four young progressives
connected to the block like Tetris

Hook 3 (Pierce and Median)
I said this is for my people who
held me on their backs for so long
everything I do is for my people
let's celebrate the beauty of our people
I said ignorance is lethal to my people
so we keeping you strong
that's why I stay strong for my people
until I'm dead and gone for my people
stay strong

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from Gardens, released October 22, 2013

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