Professor X

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Professor X

Intro
[Pierce]
we are The Beast
silence fiction stop lying
come on come on
Sophie Black on the track
North Cack follow me follow me follow me

Verse 1
[Pierce]
Africa America back to Caribbean you Black
wherever you at feeling me on the track
WE NEED
people ready to feed the mass
ready to teach the class
ready to beat some ass
FREEDOM
if you want it let me hear it
if you feel it let me near it
if you make it let me wear it
if you got it let me share it
WE THE BEAST
helping you see through the fog
phenomenal product of music and God
talk to em

Bridge 1*
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
East Africa
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
West Africa
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
North South Africa to the diaspora
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
ALL MY PEOPLE STAND UP
we got to give the ancestors what they asking for

Chorus 1
[Pierce]
baby girl you are a shining star to me
[Sophie Black]
I will follow you to freedom like astronomy
[Pierce]
and when the world gets dark your light is all I see
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
baby and I will follow you honor you
every single molecule
[Sophie Black]
you are so phenomenal
you came into my life and you provided what I need
[Pierce]
and all you needed was a taste
to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast and now
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me

Verse 2
[Pierce]
this underground hip hop
not backpacks railroads
we train yall on the tracks
MOVE
let the stars be your map like astronomy
follow me to equality
GET FREE
these are modern day spirituals
coded in the lyrical see what type of message you can find
cause if you really want to get free
before you to liberate the physical
FIRST YOU GOTTA LIBERATE YOUR MIND
come on

Bridge 2*
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
North America
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
South America
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
from the Caribbean to the diaspora
[Elvis]
mezami cheri ou belle
a la yon a la yon belle mademoisselle
[Pierce]
ALL MY PEOPLE STAND UP
we got to give the ancestors what they asking for

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
baby girl you are a shining star to me
[Sophie Black]
follow you to freedom like astronomy
[Pierce]
and when the world gets dark your light is all I see
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
and I will follow you
I will follow you honor you every single molecule
[Sophie Black]
you are so phenomenal
[Pierce]
you too baby
[Sophie Black]
you came into my life and you provided what I need
[Pierce]
and all you needed was a taste
to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast and now
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
follow me follow me follow me

Refrain 1
[Pierce]
all that we can do is stand tall
where we go when we don't have an option to fall
because failure is not an option at all
what do we do when we don't have an option to fall

Verse 3
[Pierce]
we do what we got to do cause we don't have the option to do nothing
no person can do everything but everyone do something
you're fronting if you say that you have nothing to contribute
because everyone's been blessed with something precious to distribute
when I was a student my education was diluted
Professor X was my revolution I was a mutant
respect my inspiration he was flyer than a flacon
yes my Professor X his name was Malcolm

Refrain 2
[Pierce]
all that we can do is stand tall
what do we do when we don't have an option to fall
because failure is not an option at all
so we got to stand tall we not gon fall

Chorus 2
[Pierce]
baby girl you are a shining star to me
[Sophie Black]
I will follow you to freedom like astronomy
[Pierce]
I know you will baby I know you will baby
and when the world gets dark your light is all I see all I see
[Sophie Black]
I have followed you now you can follow me
[Pierce]
and I will follow you anywhere you want to go
I will follow you honor you every single molecule
[Sophie Black]
you are so phenomenal
[Pierce]
you too girl
[Sophie Black]
you came into my life and you provided what I need
[Pierce]
the game changer
and all you needed was a taste
to emancipate your mind from the belly of the Beast
[Sophie Black]
don't you know you are a shining star to me

*Bridges 1 and 2 are spoken in Haitian Creole translation:
oh my
my love you are so beautiful
what a beautiful oh what a beautiful lady you are

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from Silence Fiction, released October 16, 2009

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