You are a terroriser
That’s why you’re the terrorist,

America is a terrorist
Killing the natives of the land
Killing and stealing
Have always been a part of America’s master plan
To control the earth and everything on it
To divide and conquer is all they wanted
America’s a terrorist
Killing the buffalo that roam the plains
Killing and slaughtering animals was turned into a game
Giving blankets contaminated with small pox
To the natives who were here
The beginning of germ warfare
The beginning of white fear
No respect for the land the trees or the air we breathe
And Christianity was an excuse
To bring others to their knees
America’s a terrorist with a slave system in place
To take away the humanity of a darker race
Put people in chains
Then beat them with whips
Made them give up their names
Those who survived the slave ships
America’s a terrorist
Chewing tobacco and eating swine
Being mean and nasty to those who treated him kind
Take a pregnant Black woman
Cut her belly open and let the fetus fall out
Stomp the baby in the ground
To instill fear is what that was all about
Gang up on a Black man
Hang him from a tree
Cut him down then set him on fire
For everyone to see
America’s a terrorist
With a Howdy Doody grin
Using the bible to keep others in check
While America commits all the sin
Thou shall not kill
That’s not part of the American dream
Because to kill is a thrill
They love to show on your TV screen
Romance the gun just for fun
Drop a bomb just for charm
This is the American way
And all of this talk about equality justice and peace
Spewing out of the mouths of theses governmental beast
But every time Blacks tried to find a way to do for self
American terrorist weren’t having it
And fear is all Black folks felt
Rosewood was a town where Blacks tried hard to thrive
White folks burned it down and many Blacks lost their lives
Now there was town in Oklahoma called Black Wall Street
Blacks had homes a bank lots of money
And stood strong on their own two feet
But now you see the Whites nearby were jealous
And just couldn’t stand seeing Blacks do so well
So they drop not one but two bombs on the town
And created a living hell
America’s a terrorist
Feeding off racism and greed
Not caring not sharing
But enjoying watching people bleed
Every time Jack Johnson fought and beat a White boy in the ring
White mobs would kill Blacks at random
Because a Black man was boxing’s king
And all the wars we fought
To try to win respect at home
But when the war was over Blacks where never treated like they belong
But rather the subjects of experiments
At Tuskegee and other places
For over four hundred years
Blacks have lived in fears of the vicious cruelty of the racist
Tried to march for justice
And the civil right to be treated fair
Attacked by dogs and fire hoses
Beaten by police
Forced to live a life of total despair
Bombed a church in Birmingham
While the children were in Sunday school
Took the lives of four little girls
Yes this terrorist was just that cruel
American terrorism is like a virus
That’s home grown and spreads across the planet too
Selling guns and chemical weapons
Gift wrapped in red white and blue
Soldiers boys selling guns
For hard drugs in exchange
It should be obvious by now that this country is deranged
Yet we stand and pledge allegiance
To a flag that brings lots of grief
And singing that war song every day
Is Americas only belief
America’s a terrorist
And no one wants to admit
Pointing the finger at others is the ironic part of it
Dropped a bomb in Philadelphia
To wipe out an organization named MOVE
Killed unarmed women and children
Because the police had something to prove
And all the Black Panthers trying to help their community
Wiped out by the FBI for trying to create Black unity
Put drugs in the hood
Set folks up for no good
Kept unemployment high
Education is laced with lies
Turned the people against each other
Made money more sacred than your mother
Caused an avalanche of grief
By trigger happy police
Locked the Black man up in jail
Made him think he was born to fail
And no place are you safe
If you have a darker face
Henry Dumas, Amadou Diallo Michael Griffin Yusef Hawkins Anthony Baez
Clifford Glover, James Bird just to name a few
died at the hands of American terrorist
No terrorism here, Ain’t a damn thing new,
The CIA The FBI the Michigan militia the KKK
And the police from coast to coast
Are the real American terrorist
And the government is the host
So now America is ready to engage in world war 3
Because what goes around has come around
But you can’t kill what you can’t see
credits
from Understand What Black Is, track released May 18, 2018
A Nostalgia 77 & Prince Fatty Production. Written by Umar Bin Hassan (ASCAP 335581655), Abiodun Oyowele (ASCAP 128761658), Benedic Lamdin, Mike Pelanconi, Dub Judah, Winston “Horseman” Williams & Riaan Vosloo.

Mike Pelanconi Published by Because Music. Umar Bin Hassan, Abiodun Oyowele, Benedic Lamdin, Dub Judah, Winston “Horseman” Williams & Riaan Vosloo Published by Copyright Control.

Produced by Benedic Lamdin & Mike Pelanconi.

The Musicians:

Drums – Winston “Horseman” Williams. Bass – Dub Judah. Guitar – Kashta Menilek Tafari & Graham Coxon. Piano & Hammond – Carlton “Bubblers” Ogilvie. Piano – Ross Stanley. Synthesizers & Rhodes – Matthew Bourne. Percussion – Lenny Edwards & Afla Sackey. Trumpet – Alex Bonney. Flute – Gareth Lockrane. Clarinet – Lluis Mather. Bass Clarinet – George Crowley. Tenor Saxophone – James Allsopp. Baritone – Sam Rapley. Trombone – Trevor Mires, Tom White & Adrian Hallowell. Additional vocals – Shniece Mcmenamin. Backing Vocals – John “Segs” Jennings.

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