Ella Baker was a freedom fighter, and she taught us how to fight (say what?)

[Verse 1]
They ain’t never showed no love
Like the world against us
Bein' born with no luck
In mourning and stuck
Fight the power like Chuck
Rage against the machines
And not giving fucks
Paint us all with one slug
We know war on the drugs
Mean war on "Black thugs"
Politicians just shrug
Ain’t no help from above

[Chorus]
They don’t wanna see us
Up, up, up , up , up , up
Let my niggas grow
Up, up, up , up , up , up
Everybody fists
(Marsha P Johnson was a freedom fighter and she taught us how to fight)
Up, up, up , up , up , up
Er'body go
(Ida B Wells was a freedom fighter and she taught us how to fight)
Up, up, up , up , up , up
They don’t wanna see us

Y'all need to stop being racist (We ready, we coming)
Y'all need to stop being anti-Black (We ready, we coming)
Y'all need to stop killing black people (We ready, we coming)
Black Lives Matter, All Black Lives Matter (We ready, we coming)
We right here, we standin' up, we ain't goin' nowhere, c'mon

[Verse 2]
Uh
I got bodily autonomy
And its policy is people over property
Treat us like pieces of monopoly
One day you'll be nothing but the rich to eat
Uh, Defund the police
Abolish the prisons, or don't speak a word to me
Stop ICE and let 'em all free
Let the kids be, end intersex surgeries
The dollar that enslaved us cannot save us
The cop that killed Mike Brown is not a savior
Y'all be treatin' laws like religion
I ain't come here to play woke musician
I don't say "we gon' win" for the listens
Niggas tired of all the Twitter feed lynchins
Free up all my trans siblings in prisons
Why they steady punchin' down?

[Chorus]
They don’t wanna see us
Up, up, up , up , up , up
Let my niggas grow
Up, up, up , up , up , up
Everybody fists
Up, up, up , up , up , up (We ready, we coming)
Er'body go (We ready, we coming)
Up, up, up , up , up , up (We ready, we coming)

Black womens' lives
Black trans lives (Say what?)
Black girl lives
Black intersex lives (Say what?)
Black queer lives
Black Muslim lives
Black disabled lives
Black mens' lives (Say what?)

Up, up, up , up , up , up
Let my niggas grow
Up, up, up , up , up , up
Everybody fists
Up, up, up , up , up , up (We ready, we coming)
Er'body go (We ready, we coming)
Up, up, up , up , up , up (We ready, we coming)

Harriet Tubman was a freedom fight
And she taught us how to fight
Charlene Carruthers is a freedom fighter
And she taught us how to fight
Mia Henry is a freedom fighter
And she taught me how to fight

Whose side are you on, my people?
Whose side are you on?
Whose side are you on, my people?
Whose side are you on?

[Crista Noel: Outro]
I am the revolution
And the revolution don't stop
I am change
Soon we will make a change that will change it all
I am courage
Courage to move the masses forward against those that will sit and stay and not move
I am movement
Moving all the place where we will be judged by content of our character and not the color of our skin
I am my skin
Color of my people who toiled the land of America and made it great
I am great
Great because I dedicate myself to change
I dedicate myself to my people
I dedicate myself to the movement
I dedicate myself to the revolution
And the revolution don't stop
by Genius