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George Duke - Somebody Laid It On Us lyrics

Somebody Laid It On Us
I don't know how or where or when
Told us that we must tight each other
That it's the only way to win

Somebody Laid It On Us
Told us that there's only one way
That we are right and they are wrong
And we must make them pay

Somewhere long time ago
Somebody said "yes I know"
How to make things better
By stealin' from our neighbor
And people followed far and wide
Standin' by that liars side
People are so easily charmed

Envy and greed abide
"What I don't have I'll make mine
By taking it from you, hurt you if I have to"
But where did all this hate come from
Is it natural to carry a gun
I don't have the answers
But there's one thing that I do know

Somebody Laid It On Us
I don't know how or where or when
Told us that we must fight each other
That it's the only way to win

Somebody Laid It On Us
Told us that there's only one way
That we are right and they are wrong
And we must make them pay

Marvin told us long ago
Asked us what the hell is goin on?
Said war is not the answer
Only love can conquer hate & wrong
Is anybody listening
Does anybody care
Maybe I shouldn't bring up the subject

There's no way out of this nightmare
But I know this is reality
Brothers dying in the streets
Lost, this generation
Should be the pride of our nation
But hate crimes and vanity
On the news is all I see
Martin is weepin'
Cause it seems we all are sleepin'

One thing I know
Some father's weeping
Let your heart hear
Some Mom's tears