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posted on Sep, 5 2005 @ 01:07 PM
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Chorus:
We built this city, we built this city on the back of the blacks and poor
Built this city, we built this city on the back of the blacks and poor

Say you don't know me, or recognize my face
Say you don't care who lives in that kind of place
Knee deep in the hoopla, dieing in your sight
Too many politicians deceiving the Christian right

Media distorts the stories, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on the back of the blacks and poor

chorus

Someone's always playing politician games
Who cares we are always changing the politician names
We just want to live here, Katrina flooded the place
They call us racial epithets, move us out of state

They left us here to die, listen to the radio, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on the back of the blacks and poor

chorus

It's just another Sunday, in a tired old street
White people are finding, oh, [but] we just loot,

Who reroutes needed money, used it for a lie in Iraq
Who cut our funding to keep the water off our block
Don't tell us you need us, cause we are treated like fools
Living in America, crawling through old run down schools

(I'm looking out over that Causeway
Where’s Fema, the police, or the national guard! Food, water, rescue no where to be found.)

Don't you remember (remember)

(Here's your favorite jazz bar, in your favorite jazz city
The city below sea level, the city where the girls gone wild, the city that never sleeps)

They say the matter is a logistical dog fight, would they have saved us if 70% were white, don't you remember
We built this city, we built this city on the back of the blacks and poor

chorus repeats 2x

(We built, we built this city) built this city (we built, we built this city)
(repeats out)

I think my little remake sums it up well.






 
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