From the recording Peace Process MP3

Written by Queen Makedah / David Goldfine, Laurent Alfred [Zion I Kings]

Lyrics

Suspicious by Queen Makedah

Verse 1:
He caalled 911
Said a young black man looked suspicious
‘Roamin’/perusin’ his neighberhood’
Black hoodie on cain’t up to no good

Verse 2:
Said I’ll get my gun and investigate
What’s his kind doin’ round here so late
Drug and gang we don’t tolerate
Cain’t let another one get away

Chorus: Suspicious, Suspicious (Ooh’s he was, ooh he was suspicious)

Verse 3:
Later (dat night) another call came in
This time was the young man’s girlfriend
Said “Strange white man followin’ my man!”
“Can you help him officer, he’s a good citizen?”

Verse:
She told him to run but he said he won’t
Said ‘ain’t done nothin’ wrong’
Just a black man tryin’ to get home’
Why can’t ‘dem leave us alone!
[Oh hooo suspicious/Was it the clothes he was wearin’?ooh/Was it his black skin?/Made you so afraid of him?]

Verse 4:
Two strangers shadow boxing in the dark
First we heard a scream den a shot
[But when the gun went off d’screamin’ stopped]
Den D’white man was on top
No no hurt dat’s what we told the cops

Verse 5:
Another black son shot down in streets
Of Babylon but wasn’t guilty
No one has the right to take an innocent life
You know it ain’t right!

Vamp:
If you think Jim Crow is dead and gone
Betta think again cuz it’s still going on
As long as a black man can’t walk without persecution
Because the color of his skin gonna be a revolution

Police brutality, stand your ground nonsense
Just another name for a modern day lynchin’
All life snatcha’s need to be incarcerated
Feel what it's like for a life to be wasted

Ad Libs:
Could’ve been a teacha, doctor or a lawyer,
Maybe another Malcolm, Marcus or Martin Luther
Took a momma’s son and he’ll be sorely missed,
Like a hole in d’heart, they will never ever ever ever forget


(Chorus)