Over Here

from by burnt.

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we was desert rats camping at the train tracks
mexicans and blacks we used to straight scrap
backyard parties
get up to get down
bougoise bitches get clowned
while cleaning up a quarter pound
we carry heavy-weight
felt love for the first time along with hate
rocked my first cargo freight
they don't want poor people to own a house
so tell 'em get the fuck out.

over here
in my neighboor-hood
they're putting up walls again
we tearin' them down tearing them down
dread
in my life
days of yesterday were spent
living it up
laughing and such
playing in places they plan to fence off today.

up the hill we could pick sagewood
but now they swing three woods
behind brick walls and concrete blocks
everything's changed
except they still rich
they treat the youth like shit
until we rob a bitch
country club kids
they want daytons too
mommy bought little billy's ride brand new
now they inked up
old english white power
we called his bluff with a big blade
fuckin cowards
shit i dont recognize this place
walk around screw faced 'bout to catch a case
the more
walls thay build
the more
paint we spill
get it right they want our town but no part of our life
which is
cool with me yup
keep 'em seperated
amerikan aparthied again reinstated
fuckin' sneaky ways of segregation
at the guard house tell those to
get the fuck out.

over here
in my neighboor-hood
they're putting up walls again
we tearin' them down tearing them down
dread
in my life
days of yesterday were spent
living it up
laughing and such
playing in places they plan to fence off today.

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from Esperanza, released April 20, 2006

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BURNT music is rebel music: an original blend of reggae, ska, punk rock and hip-hop sounds. Building on DIY traditions of many influential punk and reggae bands before us, we manage our own tours and have independently produced 7 albums of original music. At the center of our sound is a voice for social & environmental justice for all! Conscious lyrics, bass heavy grooves & steady rhythms = BURNT ... more

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