publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Bruce Hornsby, Tupac Amaru Shakur, Deon Evens
release date:
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genres: Hip Hop
styles: Gangsta/Conscious


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I see no changes wake up in the morning and I ask myself
I'm tired of bein' poor & even worse I'm black
Cops give a damn about a negro
Give the crack to the kids who the hell cares
First ship 'em dope & let 'em deal the brothers
It's time to fight back that's what Huey said
I got love for my brother but we can never go nowhere
We gotta start makin' changes

How can the Devil take a brother if he's close to me?
But things changed, and that's the way it is
Bridge w/ changing ad libs
That's just the way it is
That's just the way it is
Misplaced hate makes disgrace to races
One better place, let's erase the wasted
'cause both black and white is smokin' crack tonight
It takes skill to be real, time to heal each other
We ain't ready, to see a black President, uhh
The penitentiary's packed, and it's filled with blacks
Try to show another way but you stayin' in the dope game
Bein' real don't appeal to the brother in you
"I made a G today" But you made it in a sleazy way
Well hey, well that's the way it is
It's time for us as a people to start makin' some changes.
And let's change the way we treat each other.
What we gotta do, to survive.
It's war on the streets & the war in the Middle East
So the police can bother me
But now I'm back with the blacks givin' it back to you
Crack you up and pimp smack you up
They get jealous when they see ya with ya mobile phone
I don't trust this when they try to rush I bust this
My mama didn't raise no fool
& I never get to lay back
Some buck that I roughed up way back
Rat-a-tat-tat-tat-tat that's the way it is uhh
Bridge 'til fade


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