Public Enemy – Who Stole the Soul Lyrics

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Once again, this is it
Turn it up
Here we go
But this time the rhyme
Gonna ask who did the crime

Then let's get down to the nitty-gritty
Like I wanna know who
Picked Wilson's pocket

Fact, he rocked it
Fact, he shocked it
Same kinda thing they threw at James (Brown)

And what they did to Redd was a shame
The bigger the Blacks get
The bigger the feds want
A piece of that ... booty
Intentional rape system, like we ain't
Payed enough in this bitch, that's why I dissed them
I learned we earned, got no concern
Instead we burned so where the hell is our return?
Plain and simple the system's a pimp
But I refuse to be a ho
Who stole the soul?!

Ain't, no, different
Than in South Africa
Over here they'll go after ya to steal your soul
Like over there they stole our gold
Yo they say the Black don't know how to act
Cause we're waitin' for the big payback
But we know it'll never come
That's why I say come and get some

Why when the Black move it, Jack move out
Come to stay Jack moves away
Ain't we all people?
How the hell can a color be no good for a neighborhood
Help, straighten me out
Cause my tribe gets a funny vibe
They say I'm wrong for singin' a song
Without solutions
All the dancers answer questions
And try to be the best and...
Let everybody know before I blow
For the sake of what's right
I wanna know who stole the soul?


We choose to use their ways
And holidays notice some of them are heller days
Invented bye those who never repented
For the sins within that killed my kin

But that's all right
I try do what a brother does
But I'll never know if you're my cuz
That's why I try my best to unite
And damn the rest if they don't like it

Banned from many arenas
Word from the motherland
Has anybody seen her

Jack was nimble, Jack was quick
Got a question for Jack ask him
40 acres and a mule Jack
Where is it why'd you try to fool the Black
It wasn't you, but you pledge allegiance
To the red, white, and blue
Sucker that stole the soul!

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