Freedom of Speech

 

Song taken from The Rush (album)

[INTRO]
Watch how the system a’ romp wit we
Woy …
Talking word and dem senseless mi know dey don’t mean it
No no no no no no no …

[HOOK]
Free your mind …
Some a’ dem nah want hear mi talk
And nah want see mi prosper
Free your mind …
Some a’ dem nah want see mi face broadcast pon dem media
Only wanna see us down
They only wanna see us frownz
Free your mind …
Freedom of speech
Yeah

[VERSE 1]
What is the justice in killing an innocent child
I don’t feel just when I picture his venomous smile
Where is the trust when they running round with
Muskets to bust kids
Trigger happy, feeding and breeding injustice
It keeps getting worse as the world spins
The problem never ends
‘Dem people they not my friends
They bend laws
Then they mend them
Mash up the 5th amendment
Not to mention the 14th
They profile and front
Do whatever they want
In the name of the law
Try to pop-chop my lion paw
So I can’t even claw to my human rights
I see the flaw
When it’s only my jaw
That can put up a fight
But even if I talk it doesn’t mean I’ll walk
At least I’m in the court and not outlined in chalk
Right ?
Affirmative action
At least I got support
But don’t budge
I wonder if the judge or the jury was bought

[HOOK]

[VERSE 2]
I’d take your rules and regulations
If they weren’t based on segregation
Separation, discrimination and race relations
I’m all for peace, love
And all of that good stuff
So please give me more of that ’cause I can’t get enough
I’ve had enough of your lies, spies
Enemies in disguise
Who try to hypnotize and dim out the cries
Of the people
I see you through the looking glass
The peephole
With the eye of an eagle
‘Dem man not equal !
To anything that God teach
Even if you ain’t atheist you won’t listen to what they preach
My words screech through the streets like their sirens
I’ll never ever get locked up
In my dreams
I flow streams of thought
For the people who be needing support
In this world where they killing for sport
One by one we drop-drop-drop
When the guns blow
And they pop-pop-pop

[HOOK]

[OUTRO]
Can’t take the vibes way a’ gwaan
[Dem’ dey tings] A’ separation dat nuh nice iya
Can’t take the vibes way a’ gwaan
Discrimination dat nuh right iya
Rasta, only wanna live in peace
Iy, only wanna live in peace
Ohh …
Watch how the system a’ romp wit we