Did you hear?
We heard the king was coming tonight
We heard hope was coming tonight
I got my wave of cotton hair all nice and gin i gotta look my best the kings here ya’ know
Him and all his voice
Him and all his breakthrough
My momma told me I gotta be at church tonight cause’ tonights different see
I've seen the king speak before but we heard he bringing his knights too and...
I heard they stood all stonewall jackson against them white boys
I heard they had bats for their freedom
Boots for their stand your ground
That they had pitchforks to scare crows perched on what they think they deserve
I heard they like me
I fresh faced know too much better watch it boy for you end up with nothing your mom can bury
I heard them survived underground greyhounds and Mississippi chain gang braces humming spirituals through peaceful lips
Guards say stop they say mmm mmm take my voice if I cant sing my song as loud as my black is
They hero's here
Me and my friends
We came to see a group of young brave disciples from word of mouth we heard had jaws of stone and cheekbones plated bronze rusted over from satan's water works
No sign of peter's denial just all prophet
Do you hear them?
Them k k killers taunting and burning our sacrifice
Do you hear them?
Tryna scare our jesus way' we not safe
How we not safe in Church?
in arms that hold to love us
How death still lighting fires under the living water
Livin's all I'm guilty of
We pass our middle passage past
We got too much stone for segregation too much responsibility to our mugshots
Too much hope for the future i ride
We ride we not scared no more no more night no more nightmare days living in a world we share
We strong like whips like
Chains like tear gas like rocks through stain glass fear don't live here fear sits shackled in the back of the bus
Cause my mouth too big business
Cause I don't
Bruise off stick and stone ignorance
Cause I'm not scared of the dark no more
No more mumbling through life like my words don't deserve volume
You just realize i been strong all along ?
Cause I did