Cat & Mouse

Cat & Mouse

 

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Locking us down until we can’t get out

 

Playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Shackles on our brains locking us down

 

Yeah! I’m a soul survivor

But I’m not Jezzy, I’m out here

Crying

For my brothers & sisters who can’t

Do it inside

Shackles on their brains

Locking down their lives

 

I can’t tell ya how it feels

To work within a system

Where you’re getting 3 meals

4 corners, 4 walls

Can’t see sh*t

Outside of it

Because this is a life of isolation

You don’t even get to the point

Where you can be by yourself

Meditating

 

I can’t really even feel how they feel

But I really know how it feels

To not have them home

My uncle, uncle

My auntie, auntie

I hope you’re doing good in there

I’m sending you letters every month

For sure

 

Just to let you know

That you’re dearly missed

My daily wish is for you to have bliss

Cuz I know every second in the hole

Leaves you pissed

Like dogs & fire hydrants

If ever I visit there maybe a rebellion

It would be Nat Turner

Saving the captives

 

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Locking us down until we can’t get out

 

Playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Shackles on our brains holding us down

 

Fallen but rising up

Angels from the soil, ground and dust

Crime stricken

But the ultimate crime

Is locking us up

Without rehabilitation

More Tookieswill bite the dust

 

Writing about Gang Lessons instead of Gang Glory

Being nobel nominated for children’s stories

Then being on Death Row instead of parole

Is akin to Dred Scott being a free state slave

 

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Locking us down until we can’t get out

 

Playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Shackles on our brains holding us down

 

Prisons doesn’t produce able citizens

They destroy lives like the death penalty

Rehab happens once you’re slated for release

Not in the sleep, shower, workout, eat & sh*t routine

Halfway house plus work release

Evaluation, dress shirt & pants with a crease

Name exchanged for a number

Deprived

Employed for pennies inside

It’s the same outside

 

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Locking us down until we can’t get out

 

Playing this game of cat & mouse

In & out, in & out the prison house

Got us playing this game of cat & mouse

Shackles on our brains holding us down

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