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Josiah Williams

"Beautiful Black"

[Intro]
Yeah
This is how we elevate
It's our time
Yeah

[Verse]
I look at the tv, and I see that I can
Be somebody in the ring, and not just out in the stands
Be somebody entertaining all the thousands of fans
And knowing that it all started out with a plan
Work hard, stay involved, do whatever it takes
Once your name's in the book, then it's never erased
I'm inspired to achieve anything that I dream
And it's all because they look like me

Foot on the pedal, I'm never touching the brake
Full speed on my journey
Let 'em know I'm breaking out of the tape
I've been watching, and a lot is at stake
I ain't stopping 'til they notice
Eyes open, yeah I got 'em awake
I've been working on becoming the first-ever whatever
And showing I can carry the throne
Cause somebody's looking at me from a distance
And it's closely reminiscent of a journey they consider their own

Black girl, Black boy
You are, what somebody's really ready for
What somebody's going steady for
And I know plenty more
Fighting in positions so that you can have so many more
So the future is already yours

They show us that it's more than a dream
They show us how to go and achieve
They show us how to smile, even if they ain't apart of the team
And now I really know what it means

I am not ashamed, I don't try to shy away, yeah, I've got so much to say, about the color of my skin tone

Yeah, I made a promise, everything I accomplish, is coming from the passion, the desire that I’ve been shown

Yeah, I see the hate inside your heart, slowly tearing you apart, cause you're lookin' at the fire and the brimstone

Yeah, I bet you live a sweet life in that ignorance, either got a dark heart or you got some thin bones

Homie, you won't break mine
All that talking's been flowing down through the grapevine
I just choose to keep walking out in a straight line
I've been following the words of Martin Luther King
And you know what they say about 'great minds.'
I was placed to be a leader, regardless
I'm a light inside the world, I'mma drive out darkness
I'mma keep using my voice 'til the system gets shattered
And I'll never be silent about what I believe matters

I'm too determined to quit
Been observing, I'm certain, and this is why I commit
If they can do it, then why would I put myself in a box?
I can wrestle with the tick of the clock
Or I can go and make it happen, yeah, it's my time
Oh, y'all ain't hear me?
I said, I can make it happen, yeah, it's my time!

And in honor of everybody before
I'mma go and I'mma break down doors

Black girl, black boy
I hope that you never give up
In those moments when it’s brutal, and it’s feeling too rough
When your vision isn't clear
Or when trouble interferes
Take a look right in the mirror, and say:
"I am enough."

Cause I know that you are capable of changing it all
And we gon' make sure that there's staging for y'all
When they say you're walking with an unusual pack
Look them in the eye, tell them it's your beautiful Black

Black History is Black celebration
Black History is Black celebration
Living in power that's no matter where we go
Wrestle flow, flow, flow, yeah

[Hook]
I look at the tv, and I see that I can
Be somebody in the ring, and not just out in the stands
Be somebody entertaining all the thousands of fans
And knowing that it all started out with a plan
Work hard, stay involved, do whatever it takes
Once your name's in the book, then it's never erased
I'm inspired to achieve anything that I dream
And it's all because they look like me

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z #


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