Paranoid American Boy

from by The Ephinjis

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Conspiracies were oxygen
And resentment the heart beat
Bigotry was the foot on my skull
And “taking it lightly” was the kiss of defeat

I will not die upon my knees
Emilio, I stand on my two feet
On this barren earth for which you’ve bled
For my color to never repeat

Slandering was the style
And the debates were a facade
Criminal behaviour was permissible
As the illiterate would applaud

I will not die upon my knees
Emilio, I stand on my two feet
On this barren earth for which you’ve bled
For my color to never repeat

Being “different” was the enemy
And the truth that he sold
Smeared with his American pride
And a price tag made of gold

Their dreams were my nightmares
The answer was their prayers being heard
The goal was supremacy
The outcome was obscured

Take my life, but not my freedom!

The truth is not on the television
It’s being survived on the streets
By some of us who want our freedoms
And so the cycle just repeats

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from Part V, released April 20, 2017

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