Vic Mensa – We Could Be Free (At Vevo) (Live)

Love (love)
I’m not afraid to bleed, if it means
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news

Momma cryin’ at an open casket
That we could be free
I don’t want to turn into a poltergeist
Then we could be free, truly
To love my enemy as my brother
I don’t want to wait for the afterlife
But faith alone can’t make things right
My blessings
So I’m down to bleed if it means things improve
Why the city singing Alton’s blues?
Love (love)
We could be free

Woah, oh, oh, oh
But
To see my enemy as my brother
Somebody’s son whose daddy died?

Make my enemy my brother
Sometimes I wake up and I look up at the sky
[Hook]

But I believe I’d learn
Same for my father, born in Ghana, down on that dirt road floor
If it means, we’ll make them better today not tomorrow
Blocked from the polls
Enemy my brother
One day, I believe I’d learn
(yeah yeah yeah)
[Outro: Ty Dolla $ign and Vic Mensa]
While I watch my brother stacking stone, whippin’ water by the scale
In those times I try to remember
[Bridge]
You fools, saying "all lives matter"
We’ll make them better today not tomorrow
And my pride won’t let me give up, lord as hard as I try
Who the fuck is you to patronize
Asking why I’m alive when the realest niggas died
Why, why, why, why?
"You ain’t gotta work no more"
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
But it’s black lives you refuse include
Who am I in my place

Pastor said put faith in God
If it means, we’ll make them better today not tomorrow
[Intro]
To contemplate suicide?
I’m not afraid to bleed

They ain’t got a meal, we don’t recognize we in heaven
One day I dream of telling my momma
And we could wash away our sorrows
And love could wash away our sorrows
Cold as ice in a suit, 3 piece
[Verse 2]
Then we could be free, truly
That we could be free, truly
One thing I believe I could learn
Then we could be free, you and me
Watch my cousins back at home, getting water out a well
Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
Keep black people locked into cotton
They don’t want you to own, but
As far as he came I can’t complain, but pain is so subjective
If we’d only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other

Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
And cops keep blowing and blowing
In those times I try to remember
[Bridge]
Tryna’ get a mill’ on the other side
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
I don’t want a vigil by candle light
And love could wash away our sorrows
To see my enemy as my brother
To see my enemy as my brother
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
Spend so much time countin’ issues, I forget to count
I don’t want to be the new sacrifice
I’m not afraid to bleed
It’s been getting kinda hard to tell
[Hook]
All dressed up for Sunday masses
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
[Verse 1]
What the fuck I got to lose?
So we think we live in hell

Locked in the hood, trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing