Young Black Mind

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Mom worked two jobs to make sure we had
She never took a day off, even though she can
Long days and nights, she never cried in our face
When you lead by example, you do it with grace

Help me find a healthy way out of here
Somewhere safe where I can save my mind

"If this world is mine, I design this world,"
said a young black boy and girl
Did we come from the sun, or beyond the skies?
What will become of the young black mind?

Father had problems, he lived on his own
Stepfather became father, choice of his own
He’d tell me stories about wars between Egypt and Rome
He said there’s loves in these projects, but the rest of the globe -
you must know, you must go as far as you can go

Help me get healthy and get out of here
Somewhere safe where I can save my mind

"If this world is mine, I design this world,"
said a young black boy and girl
Did we come from the sun, or beyond the skies?
What will become of the young black mind?

As far as you can go…

Help me get me healthy and get out of here
Somewhere safe where I can save my babies and my mind
Living in this system that wasn’t designed for you at all
From the moment you’re born, till the moment that you fall

She said "I can’t give you much, but I’ll do what I can
One day you’ll be a family man, you’ll understand"
Life moves so fast, the future becomes the past
The day becomes the memory that barely lasts

But I have to thank you
You gave me everything that I needed to survive,
to survive...
And I know you’re watching

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from Young Black Mind, released March 2, 2015

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