I found this video on a YouTube rocommended list and have spent the last several hours absorbing the music, poetry and story of Iyeoka Okoawo. I am blown away by Iyeoka Okoawo and this song.
Written by: Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo
We play follow the leader
Were hoping to learn something we never knew
They say one 2 3 red-light
So you stop believing the green light will come for you
So you wait and we wait for the red too...
And we stand so paralyzed by these...
Times that predicts our greatest fears
But deep inside you know you gotta go you hear
Echoes of revolution lingering in the air
This counts for more than just being alive
Step aside, wait for the green to take you there
So rise my friends take my hand
Lets all go to this promised land
Pick up a pen
Make your demands
Tell them how...
Freedom can reign again
Unchain your voices sing me a song
That will live on and on and on long after we're gone
la lal lalalalallala
la la la lal lalalalalalalaaaa
Then comes the rap and this woman does it like no other. Defintely worth the six minutes.