Flobots Gonna Be Free

[Verse 1: Brer Rabbit]

Yeah I’m a believer, I won’t be beleaguered

I give a damn, no Leave it to Beaver

With the R-E-S-P-E-C-T like Aretha

And if I don’t use my feet then I won’t have that either

Yes we serve, we deserve some peace

And we serve the least versed to reverse

The deep hurt that’s featured

Each turn of the sheet of a learned history

Like Wall Street, the Trail of Tears and the War in the Philippines

And I wash my hands clean like surgeons in emergencies

Median on weed like conjoinment and Glucosamines

Relap the joint and wound the knee

Let’s Deco the Negro

And be like Steve Bico, we’re not hearing a beat

From the projects like [?] and research

We’re jumping in feet-first

Reaction more than knee-jerk

Don’t let his story recur

Swipe [?] like a Visa

A fire doesn’t need a sinkhole

Just the silence of the people

[Hook (x2)]

As for me, I’m gonna be free

I’m gonna be free from all of this history

Yeah, me, I’m gonna be free, I’m gonna be free

[Verse 2: Jonny 5]

I rhyme post-post-ironic flows (homo)

I came to fuck shut up, homos

Stonewall, laugh at that, no no

Don’t y’all assume that I’m straight

Cause you don’t know

I’m close to the edge like Bono

Won’t fall victim to the Gordian Knot

Trying to sort again rock mine

For the win

Plot lines are stretched like accordion

To Resurrect, born again, in division

[?]

Free from all the history

Beef with salt and misery

Just how it should be for y’all and is for me

That’s the truth, blppppp as bald as

Mr. Clean, spit it like Listerine

‘Till my lips are stinging hot, scalding, blistering

I’m composting primitive thoughts

And prayers what we want most

[?] lock the prison with God’s forgiveness

It’s it a bunch of [?]

Holy ghost, high hopes

Touchdown like Broncos

The song goes on like ponchos

[Hook (x2)]

As for me, I’m gonna be free

I’m gonna be free from all of this history

Yeah, me, I’m gonna be free, I’m gonna be free

And if we can start a riot (well what can we really do?)

If we can tear a city down (what can we really do?)

Crush enemies, cause casualties

If we can start a movement

If we can lift a city up

If we can heal the wounded

Feed our families, face history

[Hook (x4)]

As for me, I’m gonna be free

I’m gonna be free from all of this history

Yeah, me, I’m gonna be free, I’m gonna be free