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You are watching: A tribe called quest the killing season

Album: We gained it indigenous Here... Give thanks to You 4 Your business (2016)Featuring Talib Kweli, consequence & Kanye West
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The song’s lyrics use repetitive mentions that soldiers, veterans, war and the military as a way of explicate injustices confronted by blacks in America. Details references room made to killings of black color political leaders, police brutality and also the mistreatment of military veterans.


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Winter in America, never knew white Christmas"Cause L7 squares constantly making mine shit listSpring is in the air and all the flowers are bloomingThe powers that be wanna devour the movementTears disappear once they fall on the summer rainBleedin" through this mic, but they call it entertainmentRunning throughout stages is a drugIs prefer a blunt that us crumble in raw papersCall the the lord’s surname "cause we acquisition it in our veinsLike the feeding united state intravenousIt’s war and also we fighting for inches and millimetersThey shot to stall the progression by death off all the leadersIf us don’t provide them martyrs no more, castle can’t defeat usThis lack of justice obtained us disgusted, look at our facesAll these soldiers hate however I saw armed forces trainingThe false flags fly in ~ a fifty percent mast this morningTake a bow, this might be her last performanceThey sold ya, offered ya, offered yaThey sold ya, sold ya, sold yaThey offered ya, offered ya, offered yaThey marketed ya, offered ya, sold yaThey sold ya, marketed ya, offered yaThey sold ya, marketed ya, offered yaThey offered ya, offered ya, sold yaThey sold ya, offered ya, marketed yaThe old lady saw us on the lawn through the HennyTurn the swimming pool party into the one from McKinneyMight"ve to be racist like the waitresses up in Denny’sSwore we had actually twelve gauges, automatics, and also semisNow castle wanna blame to me because that my flexibility of speech"Cause i see things in black and also white prefer Lisa and ScreechPresidents obtain impeached and others to fill in the throneBut veterans don’t gain the advantage of feelin" at homeSo perhaps those projections the end at SiliconAre what drove her to obtain injections do of siliconeI swear it’s the killing season"Cause killin" is quiet in season, yeahLouder than a three pound, voices screaming foolish to bootIt have to be killing season, on the food selection strangefruitWhose juices to fill the development of this here an extremely nationWhose states has actually grown bitter with justice expirationThese fruitful trees room rooted in bloody soil and tormentThings haven’t yes, really changedOr they"re dormant for the momentMarks and also scars, we own it, only makes because that tougher skinHelps us actualize the actual greatness organized withinBeen on the wrong team so much, can’t acknowledge a winSeems like my only crime is having melaninConnection to the sunlight so strong the partnership is lusted forCauses males to suffocate, i can’t breathe no moreSettle the score sadly, need an abacus to tallyThrough every the peaks and valleys, yo, I recognize it sadlyBlack spirit bold enough, inner city cold enoughWatch me acquire all my goons, clock us obtain soldiered upThey marketed ya, offered ya, offered yaThey sold ya, offered ya, marketed yaThey sold ya, sold ya, offered yaThey marketed ya, marketed ya, sold yaThey sold ya, sold ya, marketed yaThey marketed ya, offered ya, offered yaThey offered ya, sold ya, sold yaThey sold ya, marketed ya, marketed ya