Panther Power

Panther Power

2Pac

[Featuring Ray]

Tupac:

As real as it seems the American dream

Ain't nuthin but anotha calculated scheme

To keep us locked up and shot up and back in chains

To deny us our future rob our name

Kept our history a mystery but now i see

The American dream wasn't meant for me

Cause lady liberty's a hypocrite she lied to me

Promised freedom education and ecuality

Never gave be nuthin but slavery

But now look at how dangerous you made me

Callin me a man cause I'm strong and bold

With this gumbo of knowledge of the lies you told

Promised me emancipation and a free nation

All you ever gave my people was starvation

The father of our country never cared for me

They kept our ancestors shacked up in slavery

Uncle Sam neva did a damm thing for me

Except lie about the facts in my history

Now I'm sittin here mad cause I'm unemployed

But the government mad cause they enjoy

When my people are down they just screw us around

Time to change the government now

Panther Power

Ray:

panther power from the place that resides within

Go to for to with a panther and you just can't win

Self proclaimed best suppress the rest

The rich get richer and the poor take less

The American dream was the American nightmare

You kept my people down and refused to fight fair

The Ku Klux Klan tried to keep us out

With signs that state 'No Blacks Allowed'

With intimidation and segregation

Once would wait for our freedom

but now we're impatient

Blacks they others they yell sell out

Freedom equality get out yell out

Don't eva be ashamed of what you are

It's your Panther power that makes you a star

Panther Power

Tupac:

My mother neva let me forget my history

Hopin that I would set free cahins that were put on me

Wanted to be more than just free

Had to know tha true facts about my history

I couldn't settle for bein a statistic

Couldn't survive in this capitalistic government

Cause it was meant to hold us back with ignorance

Drugs and sneak attacks in my community

They killed our unity

But when I charged them they cried immunity

I strike america like a case of heart disease

Panther Power is runnin through my arteries

Try to stop me homeboy you'll get clawed to death

Cause I'll be fightin for my freedom til my dyin breath

Ray:

Do you remember that's what I'm askin you

you think you're livin free don't make me laugh at you

Open your eyes realise you've been locked in chains

Said you wasn't civilized and stole your name

Cause some time has passed we seem to all firget

There's no liberty for me and you we ain't free yet

Panther Power

Written by DRIGHT, JIMI C. / SHAKUR, TUPAC AMARU / TYSON, RAYMOND JR. / DORADO, MARK
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group

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