Love Skin Deep & Beyond f. Devine Carama

from by Agents of Change (University of Kentucky CLD Class)

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lyrics

Intro: Mama Lou

You ask what do I know about discrimination,
This white woman from the privileged class domination,
I naively believed love conquered all
Mixing ebony and ivory was not protocol
But society does not tolerate well the mix
Make black and white stay absolute in their bag of tricks
This pathway is the easiest to make sure
That the have nots do not muddle the haves pure

Verse1: Elli P

Half white
Half black and proud
Daywalker
All strength
nothing weak endowed
In a room full of either I stand out in crowd
can't keep these thoughts to myself
I'm thinking out loud
Too black to be white
To white to be black
I'm a biracial baby and y'all need to relax
Coffee or the cream
Vanilla or chocolate cake
According to this form there's only one I can take
I'll tell you this I'm a hybrid not an other
So I'll pull my pen out and mark down that I'm a brotha
In the winter I'm light as the snow, covered ground
in the summer crispy brown
some don't vibe with the sound
Black friends used to say
"Aye why you talk white?"
White friends say
"Dude wear your sperrys tonight.
I'm kind of scared to say,
but don't wear your new j's.
They look cool but it's not the time and place.
Oh.. and don't use all that slang, we need to act think and talk the same
When it comes to meeting parents man I give them a fright
They're super salty ‘cause a black man tells her good night
Now we've both been put in awkward positions
I have nothing but good and wholesome intentions
But their problem stems from my melanin condition
Or did you baby girl fail to mention
Her new man is half black
Then they had a heart attack
First time we met
No hug, shake or dap
Scared to death
Had to get out
It's was a trap
Klan affiliated
Do her dirty it's a wrap

Hook: Lotta' Mae

Love all we need is love
That is the most powerful thing
Above all things, the greatest of these is love
So we need to start ridding hate -Not discriminate
Cause love will cure all things
Best believe it’s true
But if you cant love, don’t disrespect me
Then I won’t disrespect you


Verse 2: Lotta'Mae & Devine Carama

Black Queen
They say that we’re always mean
I’m the most undermined, what you expect from me
Have to hold our ground
Cause no one else is around
Hold onto our crown cause soon truth will be found
They don’t want you to know
Know your worth and you’ll glow
Glow bright when you rise
Rise above the despise
Despise hate and you’ll see
See the love that could be
Would be, should be, could be
Between you and me
Me without you
Already existed but who knew
Knew the truth could be hidden
Due to societal views

Black athletes in college, thinking they major is basket weaving,
or only time we getting money sell drugs or tax season/
man I gotta fight these perceptions,
but I fight with my mind when I rhyme,
so when I write it's like weapon/
discriminated because I don't dawn a pale face,
but I smile at a devil experiencing hell's fate/
doesn't matter who I am,
they even sprayed painted NIGGER
on Lebron James home out in LA/


Hook: Lotta' Mae

Love all we need is love
That is the most powerful thing
Above all things, the greatest of these is love
So we need to start ridding hate -Not discriminate
Cause love will cure all things
Best believe it’s true
But if you cant love, don’t disrespect me
Then I won’t disrespect you




Verse 3: Xxchange

Hello, are you listening, is anybody listening
Trump is still in office
So you know that time is limited
Feeling the pressure of the suppression of my religion
Tryna thrive in a system not designed for me to live in
Would you believe that I never been arrested?
Would you believe that I never been on trial
Understand, when you say "nigga" I get offended
Gotta bottle it up and walk away with a smile
I can't react cuz the chain reaction to blasphemous for me to fathom
Just another body added to the pile
Brown, Mitchell, Jackson, Gray, Rice, Garner, Clark, Loggins, Bell, Graham, Smith, Trayvon Martin
Last names of the black slain
I'm mad angry
Lord, take care of the souls that have fallen
My white friends tell me how they really feel.
Makin America great, I suppose
People don't change over the years
They just find traits to expose
You can hate me, you can taunt me
You don't sit above
You ain't perfect, you ain't Jesus
You ain't finna judge me
It's how I be's,
But the sting ain't a thing to a king,
Agents of Change, Xxchange.

Hook: Lotta' Mae

Love all we need is love
That is the most powerful thing
Above all things, the greatest of these is love
So we need to start ridding hate -Not discriminate
Cause love will cure all things
Best believe it’s true
But if you cant love, don’t disrespect me
Then I won’t disrespect you

credits

from Agents of Change Volume 1, released June 23, 2017

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