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Turning blind eyes
Toward the stark, bleak lights of tomorrow
Justice is blind! Justice is blind!
The only concern here is how to survive today
To get ahead of the game
Scarecrows in the cornfields
With guns in their drawers and hats lowered to cover their ideas
The Children of Now

Pop, Lock, And Drop it
Let the women rock the stilettos
And the men

To overdose on the high of the hour
To choke on the richness sliding down their throats
In the form of Hipnotiq and Alleze
Cutting off the life supply to our souls 

Chop down the lifeline
                                Flat line on the monitor and make our mothers cry

Close the banks
Hide the money under beds
Apocalyptic lovers
Fumbling in futile attempts
To flip the
Bands in high intensity mode
Drumming away on our ears to make us L I S T E N

Let's play until the sun stops coming up
And our dreams never dwindle down

Tomorrow we could be six feet under
The contents of the hourglass
Forgetting that tomorrow is too late
And today is better then yesterday
                                        Bumpin' the lowriders on Sunday Afternoons on 6th Avenue
Cemented attempts, riddled bullet holes
Into our tombstones
Hip-Hop Nation
Fathers don't understand the situation so 
                    Pull the plug
                             Chop down the lifeline
                                                           Flat line
                                                                     Flipping into
                                                                              Champange glasses

A toast
Raise the glasses and drink up

To us

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