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Rob – Don’t kill dub (poem by Sonia Sanchez) Lyrics

Don’t kill dub (poem by Sonia Sanchez) Lyrics By Rob
(From Lovecraft Country Season 1 Episode 9 Soundtrack)

sometimes I wonder,
what to say to you now in the soft afternoon air as you hold us all in a single death i say “where is your fire?”
i say where is your fire?
you got to fight it and pass it on
you got to find it and pass it on from you to me from me to her from her to him from the son to the father from the brother to the sister from the daughter to the mother from the mother to the child

i say where is your fire?
i say where is your fire?
can’t you smell it ?
coming out of our past
the fire of living not dying
the fire of loving not killing
the fire blackness not gangster shadows
where is our beautiful fire that gave
light to the world?
the fire pyramids
the fire that burned through the holes
of slave ships and made us breathe
the father made guts into chiplins
the father took rhythms and they jazz
the fire sit-ins and marches that made us jump boundaries and barriers
the father took street talk and sounds and made righteous impulse tech raps
where is your fire the torch of life full of Nzinga and not turner and [?] and [?] and Fannie Lou Hamer and martin and Malcolm and Mandela

sister, sister, sister, brother, brother, brother, come, come, come, come, come,
catch your fire, don’t kill
hold your fire, don’t kill
learn your fire, don’t kill
be the fire, don’t kill
catch the fire and burn with eyes that see our souls walking singing, yeah building, laughing, learning, yes loving, yes teaching, being, hey hey hey hey hey young young young brother hey hey hey young young young young sister here is my hand catch the fire and live, live, live, live, live, live, live, live…