You Is Smart

You is smart

You is kind

You is important 

 

If you let them kill your vibes they’ll distort you

You’ll smile and find they don’t support you

Because the mask you keep wearing they don’t know you

 

But that’s all you have left in the tank

Walking around like the world aint fake

Playing by the rules is overrated

Not enough on the team are dedicated

 

You is smart

You is kind

You is important 

 

Exhausted by the fight we were forced in

Cant catch a break without being tortured

Not allowed to be black, a misfortune

 

Watering down self for the cause

No real thoughts or they’d be appalled 

Because you cant be black in all spaces

Or you’ll jeopardize progress being made

 

You is smart

You is kind

You is important 

 

The ancestors would be proud of the doors opened

Cause they’ll kill your confidence if you let them

But the greater good motivates the spectrum

 

Potential spread across the nation

American dreaming is a total devastation

Get ours and don’t ever apologize 

Black excellence we seek, no compromise 

 

You is smart

You is kind

You is important 

 

The village plants the seed to make you believe 

But sometimes you steal water to succeed

 

You is smart

You is kind

You is important 

 

You’ll stumble along the journey but no worries

Your wildest dreams are real and worthy

 

You is smart

You is kind

You is important