LAS CAFETERAS


It's Movement Time Lyrics

Your hystory books got it all wrong
So i come to you with this song

En 1810 con el gran grito de pasion
Se llevantaron con razon
Black and brown fighting together, on a day ill always remember

En el 5 de Mayo con el grito de gallo
Black, white and Brown bleeding together, on a day ill always remember

Cause really, it hasn't been that long
So just in case Kat Williams has you guessin'
Let me kick yall down with a little hystory lesson

In the 19th Century, while the US promoted degradation, annihilation with its military and US navy
Mexico was getting rid of the caste system, voted for its 1st indigenous President, even getting rid of Legalized Slavery

The Underground Railroad also ran south
Which led Black folx to freedom
With Mexico right there, to recieve them

In 1910 it was Mexican men, with Pancho Villa and Zapata
Fighting for Tierra, Libertad y Techo
With Adelitas on the Front Lines with Bullets across their pecho

In the Year 1946, it was the Mendez that fought against segregation in schools
Cause before that, they treated us like foolz
Pushing us out into Gangs, Wars and Drugs
And then get they get pissed off at US!
When we become Crips and Bloods
Traviesos, zoot suiters, pachuchos, folkloristas, punks, bomberas
Jaraneras in the heat, jaraneros with a bomb ass beat
Talking about what's really going on in the streets

In the 60's in the streets of Oakland California, Black Panthers organized for Answers
Young Lords in New York fought against wars
The Stonewall Rebellion remained true to the rights of the LGBTQ
A.I.M who was down with Native Rights with no shame in their game
Brown Berets in LA learning how to fight, and doing what's right
In the Campos of California, Fillipinos were the 1st ones to lay down the Boycott
Screaming in Solidarity, ISANG Bk SAK!
One Rise, One Fall, You come for one, you come for all!

And today, Arizona and Alabama don't play
Carving out Racist laws like its make out of clay

I stand with Emmitt, Trayvon, Oscar, and Bell
With my mentor, Mumia up in the cell
Telling you id rather be blind that to stay quiet on a day where my people are hunt down like prey

Cause my ability to breathe is directly connected to my ability to see
That its not about me, never was, never will be
Its about ‘WE'
It's Time to Move Ya'll
It's Movement Time!

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