Lyrics: War

Like precious onyx black as midnight

My skin is shaded beautifully and right

Black is the morning before first light

But 'Black' is a label they tell me to fight

But I've got a heartbeat

I'm thick with blood

Colourful beauty

With fears like a flood

I've got ambition

Faith strong as stone

I'm on a mission

I'm flesh and bone

 

A war is waging against my very being

But if I keep silent, then I'm already losing

 

My heart is breaking

One more is gunned down

Systems, they tell me where I should belong

I won't let shame hold me cuz of what they've done

I'm not my history but I know where I came from

Victory from violence

Passion from pain

I know my substance

God knows my name

He gave me value

Priceless said He

So all these voices can't define me

 

A war is waging against my very being

but if I keep silent, then I'm already losing

 

I'm not ready to lose to a system that is telling me that I am lesser than when God says that I'm equal to

I don't know where you get your Mathematics...

and I'm not saying that I am more than you

No, we're both souls under one Truth.

 

I love your colour. Do you love mine?

I am your sister. Will you be mine?

Love is an anchor...stands firm through time

Love is an anchor...stands firm through time

 

A war is waging against my very being

but if I keep silent, then I'm already losing

but I'm not ready to lose...

Candace Coker