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TALK ABOUT IT
Fabolous


I got something to say, ohhh
You gon' listen today, no

Can we talk about the lives being taken?
Can we talk about the guns going off and the false accusations?
I'm afraid of my own generation, can we talk about it? No
Can we talk, can we talk 'bout the blood on the pavement?
I bet they gon' be afraid to play this song on rotation
But I'ma talk about it, well I'ma talk about it
Baby, can we talk about it? Hey, oh no
(Yup, we most certainly can)
Can we talk about it? No, no
(And I ain't gon' take too much of your time)

Yeah, first thing they say is stop killing
But can we talk about the cop killings?
Before we talk about the crack dealing
They acting like blacks ain't got feelings
Knowledge of self is through wisdom
So can we talk about the school system?
Young girls raped and knocked up
Will Hillary release niggas that Bill locked up?
Can we talk about the cost of living?
We can talk about guns, but we forced to get 'em
It's a new race every time you cross the ribbon
Might've skipped the beat, but we never lost the rhythm
You don't understand so you ain't able to feel it
When my momma's in pain, I ain't able to heal it
Fatigues and field boots, the outer wear
Sponsor what, vote for who, fuck outta here

Can we talk about the lives being taken?
Can we talk about the guns going off and the false accusations?
I'm afraid of my own generation, can we talk about it? No
Can we talk, can we talk 'bout the blood on the pavement?
I bet they gon' be afraid to play this song on rotation
But I'ma talk about it, well I'ma talk about it, baby
Can we talk about it? (We can't remain silence)
Can we talk about it? (We gotta speak up)
Can we talk about it? (They say it's justice)
Can we talk about it? (I feel like it's just us)

Look, I know y'all tired of talkin and going to demonstrations
But if we don't speak up, you help the discrimination
We need a one-on-one before it's goes gun on gun
People skip the front page 'til they see they son on one
And now it's too late to talk, the topic has changed
They shootin at black targets like these cops at a range
Can we talk how many died for the birth of a nation?
And how this national anthem ain't worth my ovation?
And if I am standin up, I'ma stand up for equality
It's brutality, we need more than that apology
Can we talk about it, not just artists, but the players too
Y'all on the field, not the mic, but y'all can say it too
We need more Kaepernick and just what the rapper kickin
We need more than Instagram posts with smart captions
Black actors, stop actin and start action
Kerr got the credit, forgot about Mark Jackson, damn

Can we talk about the lives being taken?
Can we talk about the guns going off and the false accusations?
I'm afraid of my own generation, can we talk about it? No
Can we talk, can we talk 'bout the blood on the pavement?
I bet they gon' be afraid to play this song on rotation
But I'ma talk about it, well I'ma talk about it, baby
Can we talk about it? (ahem)
Can we talk about it?
Can we talk about it?
Can we talk about it? (May I have your attention, please)

Sensitive subject, but can we talk about it? (yeah)
Step straight to it, not try to walk around it? (nah)
How we make America great again? (how?)
If we open up the doors and let haters in
(Wow... it's nothin, we winners
But that could all change, since Trump won, we finished
Much realer than we thought
I'm sayin all I really wanna know is can we talk...)

Can we talk for a minute?
I just want to know, know, know
Can we talk for a minute?
I gotta know right now, yeah
Can we talk about it?
Can we talk about it?
Can we talk about it?
Can we talk about it?


FABOLOUS

John David Jackson (born November 18, 1977 in Brooklyn, New York), better known by his stage name Fabolous, is a Grammy award nominated American rapper, actor and designer signed to Def Jam Records. He released his debut album, Ghetto Fabolous in 2001 and has since released 2003's Street Dreams, 2004's Real Talk and 2007's From Nothin' To Somethin', all of which have collectively sold over four million copies in the United States. His fourth studio album, Loso's Way, was released in July of 2009 and debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart. ... Read More