Reply To: Musicology 2004


    Album: Musicology

    Title: Dear Mr. Man

    Source: Lyrics Freak

    Lyrics below

    What’s wrong with the world today?
    Things just got to get better
    Sho’ ain’t what the leaders say
    Maybe we should write a letter

    Dear Mr. Man
    We don’t understand
    Why poor people keep struggling
    But you don’t lend a helping hand

    Matthew 5:5 say,
    The meek shall inherit the earth
    We wanna be down that way
    But you been tripping since the day of you’re birth

    Who said that to kill is a sin
    Then started every single war
    That you’re people been in?
    Who said that water
    Is a precious commodity
    Then dropped a big old black oil slick
    In the deep blue sea?

    Who told me, Mr. Man
    That working round the clock
    Would buy me a big house in the ‘hood
    With cigarette ads on every block

    Who told me Mr. Man
    That I got a right to moan?
    How ’bout this big ol’ hole in the ozone?

    What’s wrong with the world today
    Things just got to get better
    Dear Mr. Man, we don’t understand
    Maybe we should write a letter

    Listen, ain’t no sense in voting
    Same song with a different name
    Might not be in the back of the bus
    But it sho’ feel just the same
    Ain’t nothin’ fair about welfare
    Ain’t no assistance in AIDS
    Ain’t nothing affirmative about you’re actions
    Till the people get paid

    You’re thousand years are up
    Now you got to share the land
    Section one, the fourteenth Amendment says:
    No state shall deprive any person
    Of life, liberty, or property
    Without due process of law

    Mr. Man,
    We want to end this letter with 3 words
    “We tired you all!”