“I Get Out” (song by Lauryn Hill)

a little lauryn hill inspiration…

I get out, I get out of all your boxes
I get out, you can’t hold me in these chains
I’ll get out
Father free me from this bondage
Knowin’ my condition
Is the reason I must change

Your stinkin’ resolution
Is no type of solution
Preventin’ me from freedom
Maintainin’ your pollution
I won’t support your lie no more
I won’t even try no more
If I have to die, oh Lord
That’s how I choose to live

I won’t be compromised no more
I can’t be victimized no more
I just don’t sympathize no more
‘Cuz now I understand
You just wanna use me
You say “love” then abuse me
You never thought you’d loose me
But how quickly we forget
That nothin’ is for certain
You thought I’d stay here hurtin’
Your guilt trip’s just not workin’
Repressin’ me to death
Cuz now I’m choosin’ life, yo
I take the sacrifice, yo
If everything must go, then go
That’s how I choose to live
. . .

That’s how I choose to live
No more compromises
I see past your disguises
Blindin’ through mind control
Stealin’ my eternal soul
Appealin’ through material
To keep me as your slave

But I’ll get out
Oh, I’ll get out of all your boxes
I get out
Oh, you can’t hold me in these chains
I’ll get out
Oh, I want out of social bondage
Knowin’ my condition
Oh, is the reason I must change

See, what you see is what you get
Oh, and you ain’t seen nothin’ yet
Oh, I don’t care if you’re upset
I could care less if you’re upset

See it don’t change the truth
And your hurt feeling’s no excuse
To keep me in this box

Psychological locks

Repressin’ true expression

Cementin’ this repression

Promotin’ mass deception

So that no one can be healed

I don’t respect your system

I won’t protect your system

When you talk I don’t listen

Oh, let my Father’s will be done

And just get out

Oh, just get out of all this bondage

Just get out

Oh, you can’t hold me in these chains

Just get out

All these traditions killin’ freedom

Knowin’ my condition

Is the reason I must change

I’ve just accepted what you said

Keepin’ me among the dead

The only way to know

Is to walk then learn and grow

But faith is not your speed

Oh, you’ve had everyone believe

That you’re the sole authority

Just follow the majority

Afraid to face reality

The system is a joke

Oh, you’d be smart to save your soul

Oh, and escape this mind control

You spend your life in sacrifice

To a system for the dead

Oh, are you sure…

Where is the passion in this living

Are you sure it’s God you servin’

Obligated to a system

Getting less than you’re deserving

Who made up these schools, I say

Who made up these rules, I say

Animal conditioning

Oh, just to keep us as a slave

Oh, just get out

Of this social purgatory

Just get out

All these traditions are alive

Just get out

Superstition killing freedom

Knowin’ my condition

Is the reason I must die

Just get out

Just get out

Just get out

Let’s get out

Let’s get out

Knowin’ my condition

Is the reason I must die

Just get out
::L.Hill

Gotta love Lauryn Hill.

-NativeJournalist

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