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MALIAN
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« on: February 18, 2007, 06:02:37 AM »


YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
(YNWAN)

YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
IT'S JUST A PART YOU PLAYED REAL WELL
NO YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
JUST LIKE HEAVEN IS NOT HELL

YOU WERE FORCED TO ACT SO DIFFERENT
AND PLAY A DISTORTED ROLE
BUT YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
DON'T BELIEVE ME? ASK YOUR SOUL

YOU WERE FORCED TO PUT THAT SUIT ON
YOU WERE FORCED TO PLAY THE PART
YOUR PERFORMANCE WAS OUTSTANDING
BUT IT WASN'T FROM YOUR HEART

AND BECAUSE OF PERSECUTION
YOU LEARNED THE LINES QUITE WELL
BUT YOUR NEVER WERE A NIGGER
THE TRUTH ITS TIME TO TELL

YOU PLAYED THE PART SO PERFECTLY
THE PART YOU PLAYED SO TRUE
EVEN YOU BEGAN TO THINK THAT
THE PART WAS REALLY YOU

AND AS TIME WENT BY YOU NOTICED
THAT THE SUIT BEGAN TO FIT
VERY CLOSE - LIKE SKIN TIGHT
YOU COULD NOT GET RID OF IT

SO YOU TRIED TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT
AND WEAR IT ANYWAY
YOU TRIED TO FOOL YOURSELF
BY SAYING THE SUIT LOOKED A-OK

THEY TOLD YOU IT WAS FUNNY
THEY LAUGHED, SAID IT WAS CUTE
BUT THERE IS NO PRIDE OR DIGNITY
INSIDE THE NIGGER SUIT

THEY SAID IT WAS BEFITTING YOU
YOU THOUGHT THAT IT WAS FUN
BUT THAT SUIT HAS HELD YOU DOWN
AS IF IT WEIGHED 400 TONS

SO THE NAME YOU TRIED TO MODIFY
TO DEAL WITH IT, SO YOU FIGURED
BUT NO MATTER HOW YOU SAY IT
NIGGA AND NIGGAH IS STILL NIGGER

IT’S A TERM OF ENDEARMENT
YOU SAID TO OTHERS AND TO YOU
BUT DEEP INSIDE YOU KNOW QUITE WELL
THIS SIMPLY WAS NOT TRUE

NOW FOR A MOMENT YOU ACCEPTED IT
AND CONTINUED WITH THE SHOOT
BUT YOUR MIND KEPT SAYING BLACK MAN
I DON'T LIKE THIS NIGGER SUIT

THEN YOU LOOKED CLOSELY IN THE MIRROR
YOUR REFLECTION YOU DID SEE
QUITE UNLIKE THE PART THEY SAID WAS YOU
YES YOU SAW MAJESTY

AND AT LAST YOU FINALLY REALIZED
THAT FROM THE VERY START
YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
YOU WERE FORCED TO PLAY THAT PART

SO NOW YOU'VE RIPPED THE CLOTHES OFF
ALL TATTERED, BEAT AND WORN
THE NIGGER SUIT IS BURNING
AND THE VEIL OF LIES IS TORN

YOU'RE PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR NOW
YOU HAVE A BRAND NEW SCRIPT
YOU'RE THE LEADING MAN AND WOMAN
AND YOU'RE PROUD OF IT

YOU SEE MANY HAVE PLAYED THE NIGGER
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
EUROPE, AFRICA, ASIA
MAN, WOMAN, BOY AND GIRL

BUT IT'S A THANKLESS PART TO PLAY
AND YOU CAN SAY I SAID IT
WHEN YOU WEAR THE NIGGER SUIT
SOMEONE ELSE TAKES ALL YOUR CREDIT

ALTHOUGH YOU CREATE TREASURES
PRECIOUS THINGS INDEED
WHEN YOU PLAY THE NIGGER
YOU'LL ALWAYS FOLLOW AND NEVER LEAD

NOW GRAB THE MIRROR ONCE AGAIN
AND LOOK INTO YOUR FACE
YOU ARE NOT THE PART
IT'S NOT YOUR COLOR NOR YOUR RACE

ALRIGHT NOW YOU'VE AWAKENED
AND CLEARED YOUR MIND OUT TOO
AND NOW YOU HEAR IT CONSTANTLY
WHAT YOUR SOUL KEEPS TELLING YOU

YES YOU HAVE AWAKENED
FROM THAT HYPNOTIZING NOD
AND NOW YOU HEAR QUITE CLEARLY
WHAT YOUR SOUL WAS TOLD BY GOD

YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
IT'S JUST A PART YOU PLAYED REAL WELL
NO YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
JUST LIKE HEAVEN IS NOT HELL

YOU WERE FORCED TO ACT SO DIFFERENT
AND PLAY THAT DISTORTED ROLE
BUT YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
DON'T BELIEVE ME? ASK YOUR SOUL

IF SOMEONE CALLS YOU NIGGER
REJECT IT FROM THE START
CAUSE IF THEY MUST SEE A NIGGER
THEN THEY MUST PLAY THE PART

DON'T CALL YOURSELF A NIGGER
STOP AND LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD
RESPECT YOURSELF REFUSE THE PART
FOREVER REJECT THE ROLE

GIVE YOURSELF SOME DIGNITY
CONTROL YOUR OWN MIND FORCE
YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
THE WORD'S A TROJAN HORSE

CREATED WITH DECEIT AND HATE
TO CONTROL ALL THOSE WHO USE IT
IT'S A MENTAL TRAP
WITH FAILURE BUILT INTO IT

TAKE THIS THOUGHT INTERNALLY
PUT THIS SEED IN YOUR MIND
YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
LEAVE THAT LIE BEHIND

SO NOW THE ACT IS OVER
IT IS A BRAND NEW DAY
YOU NEVER WERE A NIGGER
THE PART AGAIN YOU'LL NEVER PLAY

NOW THE ACT IS FINISHED
THAT SUIT IS OFF YOUR BACK
YOU NEVER WAS A NIGGER
AND NOW YOU KNOW THAT FACT

A NEW MENTAL MILLENNIUM HAS BEGUN
LISTEN TO YOUR SOUL
COMPLETELY REJECT THE NIGGER PART
GOD MADE YOU FOR THE LEADING ROLE!

COPYRIGHT 2001 BY MALIAN


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Eja
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« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2007, 12:16:58 PM »

Thanks for this. They are words that can never be oversaid.
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