The Cost of Freedom

by Keith L. Anderson

What we have right now is a whisper from the past

We think we’re moving forward but we’re still running last

There’s a toll one must pay while living outside one’s skin

And if we aren’t careful, a slave mentality will kill our asses again

From sea to shining sea we labor behind our masks

Trying to work our way up from being treated like second class

And those in the White House have charged us a mighty cost

Because they’re busy telling White folk we’re the reason for their loss

The time has come

I hope you can see

The cost of freedom

Has to be paid by you and me

It wouldn’t be so bad but many angry folks, truly believe

They don’t even realize, the words of a pimp will always deceive

He lies and says he’s the only one with the answers and the way

So, just look deep inside your pockets there’s more for you to pay

One day his followers will realize hate has ripped out their hearts

But we should not wait around for their actions to tear our lives apart

We must come together and help each other like we never have before

Or our freedoms will be taken and we’ll be locked behind some door

The time has come

I hope you can see

The cost of freedom

Has to be paid by you and me