Zack de la Rouda – Zack De La Rouda Advocates Indigenous Rights Lyrics
[Verse: Zack de la Rouda]
Pardon my seriousness
Cause honestly I'm hiding my furiousness
At every time I try to write, when...
Some of the more vocal hate-filled fakes ask
"Zack, why you try to rap if every track you make is hella lame?"
I reply in the form of a poem
"We're enslaved, and I'm tryna break the cage bars
I've been saying all along
I dedicate these songs to the reservation."
Hold your head! I've been begging for desegregation
For the defenders of the tao who reject the Matrix
And see the difference between nation-states and just some nations
I keep on singing to exorcise all these demons;
Even if I never win anything
I'll claim a victory if a seed of mine is breathing
In even three generations, after civilization crashes
Cause I'll have faced the fascists
I have seen the revelation of the wild: it is Eden
We'd still be in the garden if the snake ain't gave Eve evil
I'm trying to make that apple be uneaten while we suck the seeds...
The captain's sleeping while the raft is sinking...
That's why I'm damn near screaming
Stuck with my family in steerage;
We had some grandiose dreams...
Now we're just all fast asleep here
We live in fear of the shepherd
But I've been scared of the sheep
Because they're lost when they flock
Call the fox for their freedom
You know he got that bona fide premium;
He treat 'em how I treat these Soma'd rappers when I eat 'em
I don't know why y'all listening
To watered-down re-runs of the same thing
Complacent while Gaia's screaming, "Save me!"
I stamp and chant with my hand out on my rattle
For the people who could still make it rain with a rain dance
No, I am not anti-flag
That green and black is on my back:
Johnny Cash with my weed-plant sneakers on
I map my plans
My strategy for this battle is to be a catalyst
For as many people as I can manage
That's why I'm on this camera rapping:
Trying to make this army mad big
But some people always saying, "Stop, you wack, kid..."
I tell 'em
"My name is Zack, and if you're not so inclined
To listen to what I rhyme, I'm begging you catch this line
I've been trying to remind you:
This is the biggest crisis of all time
It's rewild or die
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