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White Dave – Appraise Lyrics

Appraise Lyrics – White Dave

Mm, mm-mm, mm-mm, mm-mm
I was gonna rap there but I’m gonna rap here
Hit-Boy

Black skin, black as the space, black as the ash on a blunt
Black as the pavement, black as a spade, man
We are made men, roots go deep, we never caved in
But how can you appraise man?
This land splattered with plasma, niggas move forward, not backwards
Gift from their God, diamonds come from living this hard
Abducted by mobs, strung us up with hate in their hearts
My people are scarred, but wait, we still push on
Killed that kid on camera, still walking ’round hella comfy
Why they even let this man out? Fuck bail money
Badges on a license to kill, that never was the case
Niggas get the shittiest deal, open, shut the case
Cops walk free, riddled bodies left uncovered
Let the whole hood see, this shit happens all the time
Being black is the crime, where I walk by design (Mm-hm)
Every day we put our lives on the line
My body ache from all the stress from my ancestors (Mm-hm)
We could influence the planet if we stand together
I’ve been losing sleep for a while cause home ain’t even safe
Pigs really murdered Breonna in her own space
I admire all the teachings from my OGs
I was raised with religion and respect
Learned the value of the things that they told me
Said God don’t forget and will collect

What you stand for?
I’m not the one to put your hands on
We still alive, we do our dance, hoe
You really tried, we survived this and that though
Cause we had to, we’re the last hope, hm
Done dealing with that bad batch, mm-hm
Can’t give us freedom cause we had that, we need money trees
We need equity, we need property, feel me?

(Yeah, yeah) We demand more
(Yeah, yeah) We demand more
(Hm, yeah) We demand more
Yeah, yeah, yo

Real cowards tug on triggers without consequence
We got our backs against the bricks but there’s no stopping them
But we’d get blown to smithereens if we start popping them
Black bodies laid inside a grave without a chance to fight
Won’t ever change long as police is still militarized
They have villainous ways, since back in the day
They aim them guns at me familiar, I’ll never forgive ’em
So I don’t bat an eyelash when criminals kill ’em
I’m full of rage but I’m working on cleansing my soul
Reassessing my goals, empty clip and reload
Won’t bite my tongue for politics, it’s clearer than clear
I’m for the people, all that other shit isn’t for real (Mm)
I don’t post much
Cause my ideas would get my throat cut
Come from a family of God believers and truth seekers
Come from a family of hard workers and truth speakers

What you stand for?
I’m not the one to put your hands on
We still alive, we do our dance, hoe
You really tried, we survived this and that though
Cause we had to, we’re the last hope, mm-hm
Done dealing with that bad batch, mm-hm
Can’t give us freedom cause we had that, we need money trees
We need equity, we need property, feel me?

Black skin!
But how can you appraise man?