I'm not a hunter but I am told,
That, in places like in the Arctic,
Where indigenous people sometimes might hunt a wolf,
They'll take a double edged blade;
And they'll put blood on the blade,
And they'll melt the ice and stick the handle in the ice
So that only the blade is protruding.
And that a wolf will smell the blood and wants to eat,
And it'll come and lick the blade, trying to eat.
And what happens is when the wolf licks the blade
Of course, he cuts his tongue, and he bleeds,
And he thinks he's really having a good meal,
And he drinks, and he licks, and he licks,
And of course, he is drinking his own blood and he kills himself.
That’s what the Imperialists did to us with crack cocaine,
You got these young brothers out there thinking that they’re getting something
That they’re gonna make a living with,
They is getting something so they can buy a car;
Like the white people have cars, why can't I have a car?
They getting something so they can get a piece of gold;
White people have gold, why can't I have gold?
They’re getting something to get a house;
White people have a house, why can't I have a house?
And they actually think that there’s something that’s bringing resources to them,
But they're killing themselves just like the wolf was licking the blade,
And they're slowly dying without knowing it.
That’s what’s happening to the community, you with me on that?
That’s exactly and precisely what happens to the community.
And instead of blaming the hunter who put the damn
Handle and the blade in the ice for the wolf,
What happens is the wolf gets blamed for trying to live.
That’s what happens in our community.
You don't blame the person, the victim,
You blame the oppressor!
Imperialism, white power is the enemy,
Was the enemy when it first came to Africa,
Snatched up the first African;
Brought us here against our will,
Is the enemy today,
That’s the thing that we have to understand.
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