Dear Mr. Man

What’s wrong with the world 2day?
Things just got 2 get better
Show me what the leaders say
Maybe we should write a letter
Said Dear Mr. Man, we don’t understand
Why poor people keep struggling but U don’t lend a helping hand

Matthew 5:5 say “The meek shall inherit the earth”
We wanna b down that way but U been trippin since the day of your birth
Who said that 2 kill is a sin
Then started every single war that Ur people been in?
Who said that water is a precious commodity
Then dropped a big old black oil slick in the deep blue sea?
Who told me, Mr. Man, that working round the clock would buy me a big house in the hood
Cigarette ads on every block
Who told me, Mr. Man, that Eye got a right 2 moan?
How about this boig old hole in the ozone?

What’s wrong with the world 2day
Things just got 2 get better
Dear Mr. Man, we don’t understand
Maybe we should write a letter
Listen, Ain’t no sense in voting–same song with a different name
Might not b in the back of the bus but it sure feel just the same
Ain’t nothing fair about welfare
Ain’t no assistance in AIDS
We ain’t that affirmative about your actions until the peopleget paid

Ur thousand years r up
Now U got 2 share the land
Section 1–the 14th amendment says “No state shall deprive anyperson of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law”
Mr. Man, we want 2 end this letter with 3 words

We tired a-y’all

“Dear Mr. Man” is from PRINCE’s great new CD Musicology.

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