Don't flinch, you are an accomplice to great white lies
I can't even begin to express how breakdown and stressed
I gotta live to tell, give me a bullet-proof vest

from K'naan – Blues for the Horn Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

K'naan refers to all who are a part of the problem in Somalia letting them know they need to take responsibility, they are just as bad as the colonial whites that caused the mess.

He breaks down and stressed over his homeland but he has to live to tell what is going on there so he needs a bulletproof vest so he wont be silenced.

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