Nasty C – They Don’t (ft. T.I.) (Audio, Lyrics)

Nasty C - They Don't (ft. T.I.) (prod. Gemini Major & Nasty C)

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Listen, stream, buy, mp3 download and read the lyrics to “They Don’t” by Nasty C featuring T.I.. The song was produced by Gemini Major & Nasty C.

Nasty C They Don't
Nasty C They Don’t

Following the death of George Floyd, many artists have been moved to speak out against police brutality and anti-black racism. Today, T.I. and Nasty C have connected for a powerful new collaboration called “They Don’t,” an anthem designed to raise awareness for the changes that must transpire. Nasty C opens the song with a reflection of the tragedies present within South Africa, drawing poignant parallels with those occurring in North America. His voice soaring as he expresses his frustrations, singing “I can only imagine the pain and the grief/from the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see/ when you lose the ones you love to the fuckin’ police /it cuts deep.

T.I. contributes his own thoughts with some impactful bars, directly naming George Floyd and Emmett Till while moving to hold abusive police responsible for their violent actions. “Guess they’d rather see us all in civil unrest than to go and make some fuckin arrests,” he muses. “How you supposed to serve and protect with your knee on my neck?” An important question, and one that has yet to be answered — though given the ongoing protests and unity transpiring across the world, perhaps there’s hope that change is on the way.

Nasty C – They Don’t (ft. T.I.) (prod. Gemini Major & Nasty C)

Lyrics

[Chorus: Nasty C]
They don’t want me to win, they don’t want me to eat
They don’t want to see a young black man succeed
They don’t want to see me take my brothers out of the streets
They don’t want me
They don’t want me to sleep, they don’t want me to dream
They don’t want to see my people livin’ good and at ease
They wanna lock ’em all up and then get rid of the keys
We ain’t never free

[Verse 1: Nasty C]
I’m grateful for life and the prize I reap
Every day and every night, I get on my knees
And I pray for my guys and they families
Hope the Lord hear me
I can only imagine the pain and the grief
From the innocent mothers with all the shit they had to see
When you lose the ones you love to the fuckin’ police, it cuts deep
When Heaven calls and the angels do they job
We start to question God like we could play His part
It gets so fuckin’ hard, we can’t escape the dark
It’s hatred in my heart for the ones who left this scar
But everything will be alright soon
I just wanna let you know ain’t nothin’ like you
We live and die, that’s always been the cycle
I promise it wasn’t about you
When you make it to Heaven, give me your eyes, dude
Watch over me closely ’til it’s my time too
The only thing I can do is turn to the Bible
And do my best to help your family ’cause they’re mine too

[Chorus: Nasty C]
But they don’t want me to win, they don’t want me to eat
They don’t want to see a young black man succeed
They don’t want to see me take my brothers out of the streets
They don’t want me
They don’t want me to sleep, they don’t want me to dream
They don’t want to see my people livin’ good and at ease
They wanna lock ’em all up and then get rid of the keys
We ain’t never free

[Verse 2: T.I.]
How could you blame as many sisters and brothers die?
If they answer to it go and start another fire
Guess they gotta do it, has to show objection to it
God bless ’em, no direction, out there gettin’ to it
2020, guess it’s the year of the burn, consequences you earned
To build this nation that you hate me in, the karma’s returned
Well, that’s a stupid question, when will you learn?
You never will, word to George Floyd, Emmett Till, and Sean Bell
Guess they’d rather see us all in civil unrest
Than to go and make some fuckin’ arrests, fuck is that?
Well, after that, here’s to getting exactly what you expect
How you ‘posed to serve and protect with your knee on my neck?
Look, it ain’t hard to see you not for me, the cycle of atrocity
Blew your cover when there about to be some reciprocity
I’m with the cause, and it’s gon’ be whatever it got to be (Uh-uh)
Uh-huh, but vandalizin’ buildings, that’s just not for me
But even still, if I’ma be real with you, no fuckin’ joke
Best thing I seen, that police station goin’ up in smoke
Hmm, felt like vindication for so many folks (For real)
Breonna Taylor, Sandra Bland, and so many more

[Chorus: Nasty C]
They don’t want me to win, they don’t want me to eat
They don’t want to see a young black man succeed
They don’t want to see me take my brothers out of the streets
They don’t want me
They don’t want me to sleep, they don’t want me to dream
They don’t want to see my people livin’ good and at ease
They wanna lock ’em all up and then get rid of the keys
We ain’t never free

[Verse 3: Nasty C]
Ayy, hold my hand, mama, I’m here for you
They think they took your son, but they put him right next to you
You the strongest thing on this earth, you unbreakable
Plus you brought him into this earth and you raised him too
Take a second off every day and get comfortable
Celebrate yourself for a change ’cause you never do
With all the pressure from society, you always hiding
Go outside and show the world a better you
I know you worried sick about if I’ma make it home this evening
You know ’cause of my color, life ain’t gon’ be easy
But I’ma be okay if I tell God I need Him
That’s what you taught me without even knowing you teaching
See what I’m tryna say is you the furthest from weak
And I sing your praises because you a G
You made me and made the world a better place for your seeds
How the fuck could anybody take ’em away from they queen?
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