From the album Louder Than Fiction

Lyrics

I am Resistance
-Rico Pabón

I sing for all of the youth who are seeking the truth, and seeing right through the costumes,
who know that when the main stream news crews do interviews, they’re just human cartoons,
just paper thin, ink and imagination, man’s creation,
more like subliminal training or political campaigning,
They have the nation’s opinions daily swaying with justification of slayings,
I wonder why and does it coincide with the high rise of the homicides that we’re facing?
Deterioration of education, it takes a back seat to world domination,
that’s why we hustle in the back streets, plus, even pack heat just to eat, no exaggeration.
On the front lines, that’s where they station our bloodlines to die,
when, today, right here in the western hemisphere, they’re still living in fear of you and I.
When them immigration come crack down, concentration camps all around.
Now, more reason to keep increasing the policing, decreasing the freedoms of blacks and browns.
Upon every town, in every city, ghetto and mountain range, times are strange with glorification of impatient ways.
Who’s really to blame for colonization and crusades?
Insane cowbows staking claims, human beings bring change.
We are resistance.

And they’ve been trying to get rid of my kind, ever since the beginning of time
cuz I’m directly descended from those who defended our lives and bloodline,
I’m what made the plantations burn, and made people like Tubman return,
even after her death, her spirit inspires fire, such a lesson to be learned,
I fill the maroon and machetero, and I bring quilombo, remember the Congo?
I’m the feeling of being free in your memory, I’m the sound of the bongo.
I’m bomba, I’m plena, I’m palo. I’m the rhythm that you follow to find your freedom.
To understand every man is the higher plan in this universal language that we’re speaking.
I’m reason, I’m love, I’m even reaching the thugs.
And the government tries to deny me by keeping y’all high off them drugs,
But I’m fortified in my foundation, creation made me stable and patient,
I’ll be waiting there to greet you whenever you come off of vacation,
saying “selah, selah”, I remember who you are,
my name is eternal truth and those who know will call me Rah.
Selah, selah, I remember who you are,
I am eternal truth, and my story is written in the stars…. I am resistance.