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American Pie

Chorus
I'm, trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
Because I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Yeah I want me a slice of that American Pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
Because I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Yeah I want me a slice of that American Pie

Verse 1:
Good morning wake up America
I was bred in a small town yeah, made in America
The people need to stand up and take back America
Hit it where it hurts like, take that America
Saw all the jobs sent away from America
What they heritage
In the the southern states of America
Is really simply hate in America
Are women safe in America no
Because they rape in America
Victim gets blamed in America
You should be ashamed of America
New strange fruit still hangs in America
What about the gangs that bang in America
The kkk still a thang in America
I want to see some change in America
Cause things still the same in America
Rearrange the way that we think in America
Raise the stakes like a cattle farmer
This is life or death
Why are blacks imprisoned at alarming rates and murdered more of less
For sport
Its like we're a target for the law
Don't even make it not to fair chance in court in America (Beat dropped at end of verse on America and comes back with chorus)

Chorus:
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie

Verse 2:
The justice systems flawed in America
Black and brown prisoners used to fill the prison up
This is big business here in America
You're judged by jury of your peers in America
Open a prison close a school in America
Then feed them both the same food in America
Judge selling kids for mill in America
While people can't even get Meal in America
Let me keep it real with you America
Sometime I be like man I can't deal with you America
Love is only to heal you America
I tell me go back to Africa if I don't like America
Even though they trying to take my rights in America
So my be people fight in America
Fist in the air
And we will never for national anthem
Until it really stands for all of its citizens
All the little children
Give them guilty sentences
Take away their fathers and their innocence
Give them few options
put their mothers on public assistance
In the trap but really trapped by this crooked system

Chorus:
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie

Verse 3:
Welcome to the mall of America
Know your part
This the place where votes are bought
Hope is lost
Freedom cost
The price is your life
And right
You better focus boy
If your last name Koch
You're a patriarch basically y'all you can own it all in America
Liberty and freedom
It's all in America
Justice and equality
It's all in America
At least that's the dreams they're selling ya
Telling ya
If you work hard you can ball in America
The main commodity is fear in America
Promoted by media geared toward America
Everyday I wake I shed a tear for America
This my open letter to you dear America
The place where the rich gets tax cuts
And the poor barely getting because they don't get that much
Stuck in a never ending cycle of bad luck
Stay in debt because the pay checks never add up
A slave to an institution
Now you have no solution
You signed your life over to a master in America (Beat dropped at end of verse on America and comes back with chorus)

Chorus:
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie
I'm trying to get my piece of the pie
Open my eyes
Wake up everyday and I grind
I'm trying
To come up not just get by
Because I want me a piece of that American pie

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from New Strange Fruit, track released July 27, 2018

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Amon Re The 8th Sign Chicago, Illinois

Amon Re The 8th Sign - born Jermaine Price - is a Forest City, North Carolina rapper who has spent the last several years perfecting his craft at his homebase in Chicago, Illinois. Averse to labels, he prefers to refer to himself as a “conscious” artist who uses his emotional acuity and skill for empathy to become a vessel for people’s struggles with self, society, or life in general. ... more

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