African Student Movement
"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.
This cover has never been officially released.
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.
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