-- I'm America!

from Company Flow – Patriotism Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

CoFlow here join a long history of poets that make claim to citizenship despite oppressions. A few samples below:

From “I, Too, Sing America”

by Langston Hughes

I, too, sing America.

I am the darker brother.
They send me to eat in the kitchen
When company comes,
But I laugh,
And eat well,
And grow strong.

From Allen Ginsberg, “America”

By Allen Ginsberg

I’m addressing you.
Are you going to let our emotional life be run by Time Magazine?
I’m obsessed by Time Magazine.
I read it every week.
Its cover stares at me every time I slink past the corner candystore.
I read it in the basement of the Berkeley Public Library.
It’s always telling me about responsibility. Businessmen are serious. Movie
producers are serious. Everybody’s serious but me.
It occurs to me that I am America.
I am talking to myself again.

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