by Vince Vanguard Vainglorious

“Ho, Ho, Ho it’s magic you know,
I never believed it’s not so“

Oh but so it is, that your sleight of hand 
Prestidigitated me from the life God planned

You put a spell on me and said I was yours
Made my Black ass do all your chores

Abracadabra now English I speak
Pork in my bowl now swine I must eat

As I “Try to understand, try to understand 
try, try, try to understand….”  
You got me believing you’re a magic man

You taught me the art of sleight of hand 
But I mixed in some “mojo” from the Motherland
As I apprentice under your sorcerer’s spell
I’ve learned many lessons and learned them well

I changed from a free man to a slave
I learned to believe in Jesus the babe
I learned how to turn roots and pig shit into food
I learned to be cool and keep my anger subdued

I still long for a home and yearn to be free
But I’ve yet to break this spell you have on me

Legerdemain by Vince Vanguard Vainglorious

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