https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKHixybIU4


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A lot of kids want to talk about the
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crime and treason how they clap smack bust
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a gap without a reason but sit your ass down
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so I can tell the tale of a man
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prevailed or so we thought until this
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faithful night I’m about to tell.  One that
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never felt the cuff or been to
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jail. He studied long and hard to make his
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mom and papa proud, did what it took to
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always keep him with a shining smile. He
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never sold dope had it in possession but
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the cops checked him always asking
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questions see this black youth was a man
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just like you and I but the system reads
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the color before they read the eye so to
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slow down low Mikey never went awry
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but when I heard the news I swear and
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all I had to cry because just months ago
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Mikey was shot down well cops shot him
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down with 22 rounds so when I look in
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the mirror all I see is pale skin but I
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know what my cultural holds deep within
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Santiago is my last name are you
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Dominican? Nah, I'm Puerto Rican but am I
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still an immigrant am I a carcinogen or
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Am I an American or is it all a synonym
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for African and you will ship me up to
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Binghamton? Will I live to be a decrepit
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senior citizen or will I never live to
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lead a life that's rid of ignorance? So
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please understand why my heart pumps
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adrenaline. I pass for white so I feel
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that guilt. I'm Hispanic at heart I don't
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fill that quilt. So when you see my peers
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grab your bag start walking faster, just
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know that skin tone don't make us a
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pending disaster. Thank you.