Forgive Them Father

ศิลปิน: Lauryn Hill

 

True,AhWho

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

Bewarethefalsemotivesofothers

Becarefulofthosewhopretendtobebrothers

Andyouneversupposeit'sthosewhoareclosesttoyou,toyou

Theysayalltherightthingstogaintheirposition

Thenuseyourkindnessastheirammunition

Toshootyoudowninthenameofambition,theydo

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

WhyeveryIndianwannabethechief?

Feedaman'tilhe'sfullandhestillwantbeef

Givemegrief,trytotiefoffmypiece

Whyforyoutoincrease,Imustdecrease?

IfItreatyoukindlydoesitmeanthatI'mweak?

YouhearmespeakandthinkIwon'ttakeittothestreets

Iknowenoughcatsthatdon'tturntheothercheek

ButItrytokeepitcivilizedlikeMenelik

AndotherAfricanczarsobservingstarswithwarscars

Getyoursinthiscapitalisticsystem

Somanycaughtorgotboughtyoucan'tlistthem

Howyougonnaidolizethemissing?

Tosurviveistostayaliveinthefaceofopposition

Evenwhentheycomin'gunnin'

Istandposition

L'sknownthemissionsinceconception

Let'sfreethepeoplefromdeception

Ifyoulookingfortheanswers

Thenyougottaaskthequestions

AndwhenIletgo,myvoiceechoesthroughtheghetto

SickofmentryingtopullstringslikeGeppetto

Whyblackpeoplealwaysbetheonestosettle

MarchthroughthesestreetslikeSoweto

 

LikeCainandAbel,CaesarandBrutus,JesusandJudas,

Backstabbersdothis

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

 

Ittookmealittlewhiletodiscover

Wolvesinsheepcoatswhopretendtobelovers

Menwholackconsciencewillevenlietothemselves,tothemselves

Afriendoncesaid,andIfoundtobetrue

Thateverydaypeople,theylietoGodtoo

Sowhatmakesyouthink,thattheywon'tlietoyou

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

Forgivethem,forgivethem

Forgivethemfatherfortheyknownotwhattheydo

Forgivethem,forgivethem

Gwanlikedemlovewhiledemripyuhtoshreds,

Trampleponyuhheartandlefyuhfidead,

Demayuhfrenwhoyuhdepenponfromwaybackwhen,

Butifyuhgidemyuhbackdenyuhmusmeetyuhend,

Demnohknowweydemdo,

Demnoknow,demnoknow,demnoknow,demnoknow,demnoknowweydemdo

 

 

 

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