Eyes of Love (clean)

by Fola the Proverbalizer

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youtu.be/8WlSlZYMDf8

Free Download (enter $0), but donations are welcome and will go to the Michael Brown Memorial Fund:
www.gofundme.com/justiceformikebrown

at least 5 unarmed black men killed by police in the last month:
Dante Parker 8/12/2014 Rest in Peace...
Ezell Ford 8/11/2014 Rest in Peace...
Michael Brown 8/9/2014 Rest in Peace...
John Crawford 8/5/2014 Rest in Peace...
Eric Garner 7/17/2014 Rest in Peace...

Kajieme Powell 8/19/2014 (shot because he allegedly had a knife) Rest in Peace...

Cops got guns, National Guard got tanks, the President got drones, all we got is our voices, of truth, and justice, and love...all we got is us...and us is all we need!

"Truth crushed to the earth shall rise again" -MLK
"Music is the Weapon" -Fela Kuti
"All I Need is One Mic" -Nas

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“Eyes of Love” by Folasona Olorunsola, 8/20/2014

Yo what the f*** is going on in this day and age
When sons of former slaves still treated like runaways
And hunted down
Cops say "there go that young black n****** right there
Gun him down (he look like a thug, gun him down)"
Meanwhile the president, still dropping bombs
On innocent brown babies, so cops are pawns
While young black kings still get treated like Rodney
Treated like Martin, and we just keep marching
But is it gonna stop the cops’ heaters from sparking?
It’s war against our dreams so they bringing the guard in
It’s the same cycle, got us living in hell
Hell bent on making money by sending n****** to jail
Or sending us to heaven like they did to Sean Bell
Like they did to Amadou, the system never honor you
But I love my black sons and daughters so that’s what I’ma do
Show you love, help you navigate through this matrix
With love we could pull an Amistad on this slave ship
But nowadays that shackles are deep in our brains cause
We see each other through the eyes of people that hate us

And the only way to rise above
Is to see ourselves clearly, through the eyes of love
They wanna hold us down, we gon’ rise above
Once we see each other through the eyes of love
They can’t keep us down, we gon’ rise above
Seeing each other through the eyes of love
They can’t keep us down, we gon’ rise above
Seeing each other through the eyes of love

They want us all trapped, I pray we don’t fall victim
Look at the future, they planning for our children
Claiming we free, but they actions and thoughts different
Say we deserve the death penalty, for shoplifting
Said your life was worth-less than a pack of cigars
And that makes it okay for them to blast it apart
Another brother guilty, before proven innocent
Leaving witnesses to watch your blood ooze into cement
Think our lives worth-less than a pack of gum
Cause we were born guilty, of being black and young
They want us packed on plantations or packed in slums
Packed in penitentiaries or packing guns
Packed with self hatred from lack of love
Packing packs of crack that they passed to us
Wolf packs in sheep’s clothing keep attacking us
And all our mothers want is God to bring back they sons
(Please! God, bring back my son,
Why me! NO!!! Bring back my son)

They want our sons to set early they despising us
But every morning we still rising up
They teach self-hatred and lies to us
Still we see the truth through the eyes of love
They wanna keep us down, we gon’ rise above
Seeing ourselves through the eyes of love
They can’t keep us down, we gon’ rise above
Seeing each other through the eyes of love
They can’t keep us down, we gon’ rise above
Seeing each other through the eyes of love

We know the cops is only here, to serve & protect
Property but doesn’t life, deserve more respect?
Tell all of my peoples, what we deserve is the best
But when police see you, all they observe is a threat
The truth is a threat, they want all of us quiet
Too many niggers talking, they call it a riot
Quick to tell us, we got the right to remain silent
Quick to show us, they got the right to remain violent
Got the right to remain silent, but the responsibility not to
So I’ma say it loud, f*** the lies that they taught you
Young black girl, you’re the modern day Isis
Your essence is more precious, than any ice is
Young black boy, you’re a son of god
But to keep a smile, living in these slums is hard
In this modern day Rome they wanna treat you like Christ
But keep shining, realize the world is needing your light

So shine on, we watch your soul rise above
As we see you, through the eyes of love
They tried to shoot you down, still you rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Michael Brown, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Eric Garner, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
John Crawford, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Ezell Ford, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Dante Parker, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Prince Jones, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Amadou Diallo, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Sean Bell, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Oscar Grant, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Trayvon Martin, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Latanya Haggerty, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Rekia Boyd, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Yvette Smith, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Tarika Wilson, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
Aiyana Jones, keep rising up
We see you through the eyes of love
To all my sisters still living, keep rising up
You know we see you through the eyes of love
To all of my brothers, we gon’ rise above
Seeing each other through the eyes of love
To all of my peoples, we gon’ rise above
Seeing the truth through the eyes of love
We shine on….

credits

released August 22, 2014
Written by Folassona Olorunsola
Performed by Fola the Proverbalizer
Instrumental by Mixlaproductions
Recorded at Proverbalizer Productions Studio, Jersey City NJ
Mixed at Trading 8's Music Studio, Paramus NJ

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I drop rhymes like
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breathe life into dreams
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