So This Is How You Have Broken Out! (Perez)
So this is how you have broken out huh?
Something new to hope in as you climb up out the mud.
The clay was red that I stepped in.
Ground is red where my ancestors rest in.
There was a time we were all fenced in.
They’re still building fences, but we shattered them.
Bloodline traced back to hustlers and veterans.
No strangers to poverty.
No strangers to prison.
This woked mode I woke up in got some wishing we would stop all this talking.
Wish it was hidden fences, but that very struggle is part of the art we are painting.
The pain, storm, and the rain were all part of the training.
Even though there is a wall, you know we’ll climb right over it.
You might try to erase our history, but we are going to keep on preserving it.
And where we are going, everyone is welcome to sing and shout.
We will surprise the world together, and they’ll say, “So this is how you have broken out!”