Dead Prez- What if the lights go out?


This is a great song by rap duo Dead Prez. I love nothing more than music with a message.
You have to love these lyrics:
Whatever gonna be I’m ready
Got my AR-15 ready
Water in my canteen ready
When the sh*t hit the fan I’m ready
Can’t get no dough off your car
Can’t eat no money, no credit
Can’t get no food from the stove
But the struggle won’t break my spirit
The strong survive and we perish
A man with a plan don’t panic
Survivor candles, solar panels
Chapters from my soldier manual
Organization, communication
Clarity, family, solidarity
The dollar bill is just a piece of paper
If the lights go out it ain’t gon save ya

What if the lights go out?
Right now right now right now right now right now right now
What if the lights go out?
Right now right now right now right now right now right now

Raindrops falling from the sky
Teardrops falling from your eye
Is anybody out there on your side?
Lights out, it’s on the night
This organized humanity
Is borderline insanity
But don’t panic, be cool
Welcome to the streets with no rules
They don’t alert you about the curfew
First they search you, then they murk you
Psychological, diabolical
Biological, highly volatile
Knocked on the door with Josephina
Dropped herself in the arena
What did we learn from Katrina?
I hope you can swim if you’re waiting on FEMA!

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