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Yiiiiaaaoowww!
*breathing*

So -
In the beginning there was hum
From a poet whose pulse fell
Drum drum drum!

He would perform prayers and all
Till one day he heard a voice call
Come come come!

Suspicious he moved with vicious caution
Dismisses, he thinks it's a little off

People get held back
By the voice inside them

Yo -
The voice said I'm poised to speak inside you
Rejoice and please let me invite you
To evil, greed and lies too

Yeah -
Confusing days he moved in ways he soon became a kuuni
Boom boom boom
And knock on his door his lord is no more
And knock on his door his soul is no more

La la la la- yeah
La la la la- that was in the beginning
La la la la- as the story goes on
La la la la-

So so so -
The poet's got a proposal
He would always hope but never know
What it feels to be free

He would be the frozen imposed as the chosen on all those opposing
But he would be greedy
That's got him there
He's power hungry and proud too

People don't care, people just scared
People don't care, people just prayer

La la la la- yeah
La la la la- that was in the beginning
La la la la- there was a hum
La la la la- and things change
La la la la-

Yeah, yeah, yeah -
Say -
It's better to light a candle than to curse the dark
In the eyes of the youth there are question marks
Like freedom
Freedom for the mind and soul
We don't see them
See them for their worth at all
That's why we lead them
Lead them to these wars and what is it we feed them
Feed them our impurities and who it is we treat them
Treat them like the enemy humanity will need them
Need them like the blood we spill and where freedom

Freedom for the hearts we fill
Mislead them
They hunger for the love we give
But we cheat them

The cops beat them when all he wants is his freedom
So they defeat them
Whatever spirit he's got
Beat them

And they teach them that the rest of the world don't need him
And he believes it's a disease that he's heathen
Put up your fists if all you want is freedom
Put up your fists if all you want is -

La la la la- That was in the beginning
La la la la- And things change
La la la la-

Yeah, yeah, yeah -
And we keep holding on
And we keep being strong
And we keep going on
And on and on and on

And we keep holding on
And we keep being strong
And we keep going on
And on and on and on
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    UnregisteredSep 5, 2012 at 1:21 pm
    I thought the first two verses was about a poet or leader who sold out and the last verse are about the people who he originally led or represented.
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    UnregisteredJul 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    Let us not forget our freedom, and the meaning of freedom. We have had many of our freedoms already taken away. We should fight to bring back the "real" meaning of the word and what this country was founded on. Stop playing with your laptops, computers, tablets, cell phones and other electronic toys and stand up and fight. Wtcg
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    UnregisteredMay 28, 2012 at 3:22 am
    Every day is an opportunity to change something, or keep something. Every day is a chance to be better, or to be worse.
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    noodledish1Sep 6, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    Note where he says - "and things change" -- this could be a hint to the lines "and then it goes back" from Wavin Flag. -- People are debating what "and then it goes back" -- I think in this and other songs we see a philosophy -- could be more African than North American -- could be from growing up having to dodge bullets -- the feeling that there is no certainty... and then it goes back, and things change.

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