African Student Movement

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"African Student Movement" is a song by Saul Williams, covered live by Nine Inch Nails and Williams at the Voodoo Festival 2005. The band also performed "List Of Demands" at the same show, also with Williams.

Appearances

This cover has never been officially released.

Versions

African Student Movement (live)

This is the only known version, it was performed live with Williams performing all the lead vocals, with Trent Reznor on backing vocals.

Lyrics

   Freedom, ignorance, jealousy, belligerence
   Anger, self-control, tolerance, to and fro
   Wisdom, ecstasy, addiction, dependency
   
   Discipline, counteract, pray for peace then attack
   Dominance, contradict, upper class, derelict
   Downgrade, downsize, upstate, uprise
   
   Now tell me, where my niggas at?
   
   Downtown on the block, at the club steaming hot
   Dancing, talking shit, telling lies like a pimp
   Meanwhile underpaid, read like second grade
   Uncle Sam, sign you up, benefits and a gun
   
   Now tell me, where my niggas at?
   
   African people, oh, African people
   Oh, African people, oh, African people
   Shotgun, shotgun, shotgun, shotgun
   
   Rise up, over-stand, stand your ground, own your land
   Serve all, love all, never sleep, never fall
   Meditate, eat right, pray first then fight
   But for truth not for fame, not for glory or the game
   
   Now tell me, where my niggas at?
   
   African people, African people
   African people, African people
   Shotgun, shotgun, shotgun, shotgun
   
   Liberia, Iraq, dark brown, light black
   South Africa, Mozambique, mud hut, concrete
   AIDS ridden, heart disease, strange fruit, southern trees
   Sierra Leone, diamond mines, Cameroon, pipe lines
   
   Port-au-Prince, Salvador, civil right, civil war
   Zimbabwe, trench town, money makin', Queen's bound
   B X, Shaolin, uptown, Brooklyn, upstate, Newburgh
   Unseen, unheard
   
   Now tell me, where my niggas at?
   
   African people, African people
   African people, African people
   Shotgun, shotgun, shotgun
   African people, African people, African people
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