Chains n Shackles / by Academy Monthly

Cop I was just minding’ my own business

I wear my lucky socks so I dont go down sorry I get superstitious

Why? cause you always put me on the ground it’s ridiculous

What? You gone take me to jail I can tell today your ambitious

I guess it’s part of ya job it’s the same damn thing repetitious 

Jus’ cause i’m smoking a cig now you all suspicious

Pretty sure I saw you do the same thing when you got out ya car, wow VICIOUS!

Really? I’m getting 4 years now because you went into my file so malicious

Ok I left my troop to early but I been out for 6 years asking God everyday for forgiveness

I jus’ wanna be with my family this year for christmas

But naw I’m getting locked up for a nonviolent crime that is not tradition

This system yall have designed for a unarmed man like me is twisted

If I gotta stay behind these bars for another day I think I may catch some type of sickness

I am a black man unarmed, honest, innocent, and free of charge

But all the cops sees on my file is a false military honorable discharge