Where were you on July 4th?
Where were you on America’s Independence Day?
Maybe you were somewhere eating a fat barbequed steak
Or maybe you were outside lighting up the sky
In remembrance of the great day
The war that was fought,
As Britain’s Navy finally gave way
But that’s not where I was as I can recall
And for those who can’t remember let me tell it all
For me in old 1776
My father lay dead
Under tumble weeds and sticks
My mother cried for her starving,
Dieing and dead children
As she clung to bodies near rough and decay
While Americans continued to conquer our land
Without haste or delay
You know where I was in July of 1776?
I was in a slave quarter getting my
Motha fuckin ass kicked!
I watched my brother and my father die from the whip
And whatever hope or dignity
I could have had left
Was taken as my mother was raped and stripped
You can be a confused “American”
But please don’t let me point out and say,
You so called “American’s” don’t even celebrate
Your independence on the right damn day
During the American Revolution, the legal separation
Of the American colonies from Great Britain occurred on July 2nd,
Signing the declaration was just a formality on the 4th, now what you have to say?
I can think of a few choice words,
But we can start with ignorant, because
The majority of BBQ smoke
And cherry bomb blast was coming from your house
While on July 4, 1776 in celebration, “Americans”
were hanging Niggas in the South
We have been sold this patriotic bull for so long
That now we willingly go out and buy that shit!
Americans have been killing me off since they first arrived
From straight annihilation, to starvation on reservations,
Slavery and mis-education and now Mc Donalds,
Cuz just like the gun and liquor store,
There’s one on every corner in the hood
So where were you on “Independence Day?”
After reading this you may not remember,
But I’ll love you anyway.
ON JULY 4, 1776 I WAS NOT FREE!
7/5/09 Empress Maui ASCAP 2006