You can put your boot to my neck.
You can put your shackles on my feet.
You can put your cuffs on my wrists, or whip me when I
You can take the drum beat away, still, in my heart I
will hear it,
because YOU CAN'T TAKE MY SPIRIT!
You can try to make me believe in the lies you
You can try to make me hate myself, and even turn my
people against me.
You can try to break my back to get me to bow to your
fallen god in
hopes that I will fear it, but YOU CAN'T TAKE MY
Your ancestors robbed my homeland, and killed my
people, but I don't
hate you for what they did to me.
When you had your chance to make it right you tried to
take my civil
You've blown your only chance to silence what I have
Now, I've got a website, to pump the power to my
people, and a freakin'
book on the way.
I'll tell you a little secret, and this may surprise
I only dislike your methods, but your own people
Your plan has backfired, the word is out, and as you
name...I cheer it.
My mind is locked, and loaded, I'm armed with the
knowledge of self, so
YOU'LL NEVER TAKE MY SPIRIT!