So Moved … to Be

Categories: music, real inspiration

starting at 4:34
off of Common’s new album… recited by Pops

Be here
Be there
Be that
Be this
Be grateful for life
Be grateful to life
Be gleeful everyday for being the best swimmer among 500,000
Be you
Be mom’s bean pie
Be lil’ black Sambo, with bad hair
Be aware of Willie Lynchism
Be boundless energy
Be a four star ghetto general
Be no one except I
Be food for thought to the growing mind
Be the author of your own horoscope
Be invited
Be long living
Be forgiving
Be not forgetful
Be a proud run, only to return to fight another day
Be peaceful if possible, but justice at any rate
Be high when you low
Be on time but know when to go
Be cautious of the road to college taking a detour through Vietnam or the Middle East
Be vigil of foreclosure over your shoulder, while begging a nation built on free labor for reparation
Be a cartographer, a map maker
Be able to find Afro-American land, search thoroughly, it may be close to black land
Be amended five fifths
Be amended five fifths human
Be the owner of more land than is set aside for wildlife
Be cupid to world government
Be found among the true lost tribe
Be at full strength when walking through the valley
Be not foolish as temporary king of the mountain top
Be a brilliant soul sparkling in the galaxy while walking on earth
Be loved by God as much as God loved Gandhi and Martin Luther King
Be that last one of 144,000
Be the resident of the twelfth house
Be eternal

… why aren’t there more songs like this??? I am moved beyond words.



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