“Baltimore” by Prince

“Baltimore” by Prince

Baltimore

Nobody got in nobody’s way
So eye guess u could say
It was a good day

At least a little better than the day in Baltimore
Does anybody hear us pray?
4 Michael Brown or Freddie Gray
Peace is more than the absence of war
Absence of war
R we gonna c another bloody day?
We’re tired of cryin’ & people dyin’
Let’s all take the guns away
Absence of war—U and Me
Maybe we can finally say
Enuff is enuff it’s time 4 love

It’s time 2 hear
It’s time 2 hear the guitar play
Baltimore
Ever more
If there ain’t no justice then there ain’t no peace
If there ain’t no justice then there ain’t no peace
If there ain’t no justice then there ain’t no peace
If there ain’t no justice then there ain’t no peace
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Erykah Badu – Window Seat

Hey
Hey
Ohh, ohh, ohhh
Fell in love

So, presently I’m standing
Here right now, you’re so demanding
Tell me what you want from me
Concluding, concentrating on my music, lover, and my babies
Make me wanna ask a lady for a ticket outta town

So can I get a window seat?
Don’t want nobody, next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around, and a safe touch down
Can I get a window seat?
Don’t want nobody, next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry, and a long bye

But I, I need you to want, me
I, need you to miss, me
I, need yo’ attention, yes
I need you next me, heh
Oh I, I need someone to clap for me(mm-hmm)
I need your direction

Somebody say come back
Come back, baby come back
(I want you to need me)
Come back, come back, baby come back
Come back, come back, baby come back
Come back, come back, baby come back

 
So, out my mind I’m tusslin’
Back and forth ‘tween here and hustlin’
I don’t wanna time travel no mo’
I wanna be here, my thinkin’
Say, on this porch I’m rockin’
Back and forth like Lightnin’ Hopkins
So if anybody speak to Scotty
Tell him, “Beam me up!”

 
So can I get a window seat?
Don’t want nobody, next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around, and a safe touch down
Can I get a window seat?
Don’t want nobody, next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry, and a long bye

 
But I, I need you to miss me
I, need somebody come get me
I, need your attention, yes
And I, need your energy, and I do
Ohh, ohh, I, I need someone to clap for me
And I, need your direction

 
Somebody say come back
Come back, baby come back
(I want you to need me)
Come back, come back, baby come back
Come back, come back, baby come back
Come back, come back, baby come back

 
So can I get a window seat?
Don’t want nobody, next to me
I just want a ticket outta town
A look around, and a safe touch down
Can I get a window seat?
Don’t want nobody, next to me
I just want a chance to fly
A chance to cry, and a long bye

 
They play it safe, are quick to assassinate what they do not understand. They move in packs ingesting more and more fear with every act of hate on one another. They feel most comfortable in groups, less guilt to swallow. They are us. This is what we have become. Afraid to respect the individual. A single person within a circumstance can move one to change. To love herself. To evolve