From the recording Peace Process MP3

feat. Courtney Bell - Written by Queen Makedah / Music produced by Anywaywell

Lyrics

LAY DOWN YOUR GUNS remix LYRIC SHEET
(Hip Hop Reggae version)
2013, 2018 by Queen Makedah

Spoken Word:
People should stop gun violence
because they’re hurting good people
they’re hurting children
And they're making children lose their parents

Verse 1:
Gang Bangas drivin’ through d’hood terrorizin’
(No) Not anotha youth caught in a hail - o’ crossfiyya
Mammas is sick n’ ‘tiyyad - o’ cryin’
Of Burying dawta’s n’ sons - stop d/ violence!!!

CHORUS:
Lay down ya guns, Let the innocent go free
Lay down ya guns, cursed be the wicked prey upon the weak
Lay down ya guns, blessed be the man, d’man of peace
Lay down ya guns, Let d’war and the fighting cease

Verse 2:
Bad cops shoot ‘em when dey hands (hands up yo) elevated
Bad cops snuff a likkle kid - when he’s playin’
Dey ain’t worried cuz dey know dat - know dey know dey ain’t payin’
Dey shed precious blood (so we singin’)

Spoken Word - Brother Ali Aar Rashid (Oakland, CA):
It doesn’t require Congress to pass a law
What is required is that people
begin to live out the values they claim they hold!

CHORUS:
Lay down ya guns, Let the innocent go free
Lay down ya guns, cursed be the wicked prey upon the weak
Lay down ya guns, blessed be the man, d’man of peace
Lay down ya guns, Let d’war and the fighting cease

Verse 1:
White militias on d’rise n’ - dey risin’ uh-up
Preachin’ hate stockpiling - stockpilin’ guns
Dem preppin’ fi’ d’great race war - (what dey) sayin’
But d’fear n’ hate sell weapons

SPOKEN WORD:
You don’t have to shoot or pull the trigger
But if you drop the gun
A bullet can still...like...hit the wall
and hit you in the head or something

CHORUS

RAP - Courtney Bell:
What started off as unison ended in eulogies
We broke the law I pray that we return before the doom is reached
Pride and ego created you and me the illusion we
Living got us trapped in this prison caught in what is soon to be

Hell gone prevail if we point the gun at ourselves we
Kill our own reflection then spend centuries in jail
You a ben (son) of Yah
keep the agenda that they give is tearing us apart
Realign in your walk

Cause Yah’s coming soon for his sheep
Only the righteous and meek
gone be saved so I pray you take your gun offa me and start seeking true peace
Trapped in the land of the thieves
the adversary run this realm - quit fallin’ to his deceit

Malach!

CHORUS repeats W/TENOR SAX OUTRO (by Xavier Fleming)