I Have a Gun

(Police sirens)
(4x)
(They're killing us man, they're killing us
They're shooting us man, they're shooting us)
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Life is a precious thing to me
It determines who you are and what you want to be
But if you step in the cross fires you will quickly see
Because one wrong step can lead to catastrophe
You took the wrong step my guy, you made a mistake
Unfortunately it's to late for you to do a retake
Its because you didn't have both hands on the wheel
He thought you were a thug, so he made you squeel
Unarmed and innocent, that's what you were
Something that people in the media just can't concur
And man you had a family that loved you dearly
But now the atmosphere has quickly grown dreary
The officer will get off clean and pressed with no charges
That'll probably start more riots and add more carnage
Your hours became numbered quickly under the Sun
Just because the other man could say, "I have a gun."
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You have that strap clenched in your hands
Do you think that makes you a man
The power to execute like God
I think you're just being a fraud
No one knows when their time will end
When the angel of death will descend
Is it crazy your time ends under the Sun
Cause someone can say they have a gun.
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(4x)
(They're killing us man, they're killing us
They're shooting us man, they're shooting us)
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Now I've inhabitated the mind of a street thug
The one where a slight pull of the strings is really a tug
I'm looking to make my enemies feel something hot
As I patrol these streets with very evil thoughts
Or maybe I'm in the mind of someone who shoots up schools
I guess I'm trying to erase people from the gene pool
Now let's inhabit the heads of the jealous folks
The ones who claim that they want all the smoke
Who'll kill you just because you're doing very well
It could be a stranger or your best friend, you could never tell
But if I believe in the phrase and eye for an eye
Doesn't that mean that they also have to die
Will this sensless violence ever end
Will people stop killing themselves and their friends
Will the same color of people put their guns down
So their families don't have to visit the funeral in town
Will police officers instead start using their tasers
Instead of using their guns like they're plastic toy lasers
Will there be time we can settle our conflicts in another way
Where we ended gun violence, is something we could say
Can humanity ever be truly safe under the Sun
I think not; because I have a gun
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You have that strap clenched in your hands
Do you think that makes you a man
The power to execute like God
I think you're just being a fraud
No one knows when their time will end
When the angel of death will descend
Is it crazy your time ends under the Sun
Cause someone can say they have a gun.
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(2x)
(They're killing us man, they're killing us
(They're shooting us man, they're shooting us)
Oh look here, now I have a gun
Now it's my turn to have a little fun
Now your days are numbered under the Sun
Because with this power in my hand, I now weigh a ton
I wonder after I do this, what consequences have I won
But who cares, this senseless violence is never done
Looky here, now I have a gun
So now it's my turn to seek, and your turn to run.

Poetry Slam: 
This poem is about: 
Me
My family
My community
My country

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