Vic Mensa – We Could Be Free (At Vevo) (Live)


One thing I believe I could learn
Love (love)
I don’t want to wait for the afterlife
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
[Verse 1]
I’m not afraid to bleed, if it means
I’m not afraid to bleed
Then we could be free, truly
They don’t want you to own, but
And we could wash away our sorrows
While I watch my brother stacking stone, whippin’ water by the scale
What the fuck I got to lose?
If we’d only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
In those times I try to remember

Then we could be free, truly
To see my enemy as my brother
Woah, oh, oh, oh
Love (love)
That we could be free, truly
Locked in the hood, trying to stop you from voting and stop you from growing
But I believe I’d learn

[Intro]

Be a ghost at night full of broken dreams
Who am I in my place
One day, I believe I’d learn
[Hook]

All dressed up for Sunday masses
[Hook]
To see my enemy as my brother
And cops keep blowing and blowing
They ain’t got a meal, we don’t recognize we in heaven
[Verse 2]
If it means, we’ll make them better today not tomorrow
[Bridge]
Sometimes I wake up and I look up in the sky
To see my enemy as my brother
Same for my father, born in Ghana, down on that dirt road floor
[Outro: Ty Dolla $ign and Vic Mensa]

But
I don’t want to be the new sacrifice
Tryna’ get a mill’ on the other side
"You ain’t gotta work no more"
Enemy my brother
[Bridge]
It’s been getting kinda hard to tell
Pastor said put faith in God
(yeah yeah yeah)
But faith alone can’t make things right
Sometimes I wake up and I look up at the sky

Who the fuck is you to patronize
Asking why I survived all the days that I could have died
Why the city singing Alton’s blues?
My blessings

We’ll make them better today not tomorrow
I don’t want to turn into a poltergeist
And love could wash away our sorrows

Then we could be free, you and me
So I’m down to bleed if it means things improve
Why, why, why, why?
To contemplate suicide?

Spend so much time countin’ issues, I forget to count
Keep black people locked into cotton
Why they flood Baton Rouge?
We could be free
If it means, we’ll make them better today not tomorrow
So we think we live in hell
Blocked from the polls
Make my enemy my brother
But it’s black lives you refuse include
Somebody’s son whose daddy died?
One day I dream of telling my momma
To love my enemy as my brother
That we could be free
Asking why I’m alive when the realest niggas died
If we only knew we were slaves to the pains of each other
I’m not afraid to bleed
Cold as ice in a suit, 3 piece
I feel like Jadakiss every time I watch the news
I don’t want a vigil by candle light
As far as he came I can’t complain, but pain is so subjective
Momma cryin’ at an open casket
And love could wash away our sorrows
You fools, saying "all lives matter"
In those times I try to remember
Watch my cousins back at home, getting water out a well
And my pride won’t let me give up, lord as hard as I try