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Hey ya'll
Come over here, check this out
And gimme a minute of your time, but don't doubt
Anything that I tell ya'll, listen up closely
It's something ghostly, my ancestors told me
Way back before we walked the earth
It was so much cleaner cause it wasn't disturbed
But there was still hatred and strugglin' for our color
Cause if you had nothing you were bound to smother
And I don't know why, cause helping hands should be a must
It was written on the manuscript, in the book you trust
Unless it's all just a way to get us arguin'
Believe what you feel, even if it's a life of sin

[Chorus 2x]
Hey ya'll
Everybody gotta watch they back
We alone, so watch your back
Hey ya'll
Everybody gotta walk in they own path
But at the end, you can't go back

Ever since there's been a jail cell
Murder's been committed
Thou shalt not kill, and who's the one sinnin'?
At the end of all of this, will they be judged?
Punished for the life they took with no grudge
Nowadays, things sure ain't changed
There's a whole lot of states allowed to fry your brains
That's cause lately we just burn it away
Let them build they own prisons where their ass can stay
It's a wonder how we let things happen
I ain't special
But I enjoy takin' it to another level
Bad choices lead to a terrible afterlife
So, just learn your wrongs from right


Hey ya'll
Everybody gotta watch they back
We alone, so watch your back
Hey ya'll
Everybody gotta walk in they own path
But at the end, you can't go back

Hey ya'll
I don't mean to get ya thinkin' about
Things that's gonna get ya down and out
There just things I had to get up off my chest
Cause I'm trying to relax and just do my best
I don't wanna take a situation, and turn it upside down
I just feel this world's fuckin' around
I mean, who am I to judge?
I just, I was raised to be strong enough
Hey ya'll
Do you understand what I'm saying?
Hey ya'll
My ancestors got me down on my knees prayin'
Hey ya'll
They keep tellin' me to spread the word
Hey ya'll
Cause when they come their gonna test what you have learned

[Chorus 2x]
Hey ya'll
Everybody gotta watch they back
We alone, so watch your back
Hey ya'll
Everybody gotta walk in they own path
But at the end, you can't go back

Hey ya'll
Hey ya'll!

Retaliation, what now bitch!!



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