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Maya Azucena Songwriting @ Robeson

We Have To Fight from BCCP Video on Vimeo.

WE HAVE TO FIGHT
By Kalish Ambris, Catisha Brown & Melody Achille, Maya Azucena & Jermaine Forrest and Yasir Eliassaint, Music by Roberto Poveda (written May 23rd, 2012)

It’s so unfortunate how life can end.
Especially in the time where liberty
seems dead.
The pain and horror these humans had
to endure
And to be buried where they were lured

False promises, for freedom they had to fight, they had to fight
(there were)False promises, (but) for freedom we have to fight, we have to fight, we have to fight, we have to fight

The hatred and sorrow risking our lives
Just walking down the street you see me, stereotype
You don’t trust me but what did I do
I don’t deserve this kind of treatment from you.
You stopped me dead in my tracks. Another life fades to black
we have to fight, we have to fight, we have to fight, we have to fight

RAP
MEME SI VOUS ETRE MALHEUREUX
IL FAUT ETRE COURAGEUX
DANS la vie il ne faut pas peur
Jesus Christ est notre protecteur
Avec lui nous serons vainqeur
Et nous ferrons beaucoup d espoir
Chantons et crions la victoire car Christ est le rois.

Forget we have to fight, I have to fight for my rights/walking down the block trying not to have a fight/police picking on us cause they need to get a life/that’s why we angry cuz we tired of this life/I think the only peace we get is when we close our eyes/or maybe end our lives/but all I know is I’mma be a star up in the sky/hahaha you thought I died/I’m laughing while you cry!

False promises, for freedom they had to fight, they had to fight
(there were)False promises, (but) for freedom we have to fight, we have to fight, we have to fight, we have to fight

OLD CHORUS: Forced, promises and freedom we had to fight

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