Sunday, September 10, 2006

Watching Me

Jill Scott

"Watching Me"
First thing when I wake up and right
Before I close my eyes at night
I think, sense, feel man like I'm
Under some kind of microscope
Satellites over my head, transmitters
In my dollars
Hawkin', watchin'
Scopin', jockin'
Scrutinizin' me
Checkin' to see what I'm doin',
Where I be, who I see, how and
Where and with whom I make my money

What is this?
"Excuse me Miss. May I have your phone number and social security?"
Who me? When all I came to do is buy my double or triple A batteries?
I decline.

Watchin' me

Look here at this watch of mine
Gotta open it up
Don't know who's been in it
Trackin' where I go
Findin' out all my bin ness
Sa cure a ty
Video cameras locked on me
In every dressing room on every floor in every store
Damn can I get that democracy and equality and privacy
You busy watchin' me watchin' me
That you're blind baybe
You neglect to see the drugs comin' into my community Weapons comin' into my community
Dirty cops in my community and you keep sayin' that I'm free
And you keep sayin' that I'm free and you keep sayin' that I'm free
Busy watchin’ me Watchin’ me Watchin’ me

I ain’t got no bars to this cage
If I’m gon stay here
Gon build me a lead house
Keep them satellites out
Direct t.v
Am I watchin’ it or is it watchin’ me
Man I don’t really know

But I feel like feel like I’m being scoped cha’ll,
Watched ya’ll
Somethan ain’t right
Somethan ain’t right
And you keep sayin’ that I’m free and you keep sayin’ that I’m free

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