Born into the colour of my skin I was destined to fail
I was destined to drop out of school, and struggle to get a job
Born into the colour of my skin, being said as a violent male
Drowning in my sorrows everyday as I sob
Born into the colour of my skin, no one wants to hire me
Jobs turned down, interviews never given
Born into the colour of my skin, I wasn’t destined to be free
I struggle every day to make a living
Born into the colour of my skin, I was destined to be oppressed
Born into this corrupt government who take from the poor instead of giving
White police driving around, looking for a black kid to arrest
Claiming that a black kid wandering in the streets at night is capable of killing
Born in the ghetto, it’s really hard to make it out alive.
Convicted for nothing, but hey, I’ll survive.