Water Guns (Lead Is Water BORN)

by One Be Lo

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1. Water Guns

In the song Water Guns, One Be Lo speaks about the Water Crisis going on in Flint, Michigan and around the world. While America has been witnessing the Police killing of Blacks on a daily - filling them with lead bullets - Water Guns compares the shootings to the lead-contaminated water that is also filling people with lead. The lead-contaminated water is compared to Water Guns, just as deadly if not worse because the casualties include everybody in the city who uses water from the Flint River. Bean One provides a murky Choir Sample that puts the listener right in the middle of the Water Gun battle.

"Flash backs, Splash backs, you might pose a threat,
Shot a Teenaged mutant, that Ninja need Sewer side help"

The Water Gun painting is by Flint Native, Autumnn Holder.
I asked her to paint a water gun, and this is what she came up with. She also lended her voice on the intro of the song. It's an honor to be working with Autumnn, after having worked with her mother Brenda Jae as featured poet on Binary Star's song, 'The Evolution of Man.' This is the next generation of artists empowered to use their work as a platform for social justice and change.

Water Guns is a song inspired to help raise awareness of, and generate donations for, the plight of the people of Flint. This track is set to appear on The Original Born Ones EP produced entirely by Bean One and One Be Lo. Monies made from the sale of these Water Guns (products) will be donated to Grassroots organizations in Flint dedicated to immediate and long term solutions for the people of Flint. The Goal is to raise $100,000 or more. You can support by donating any price for the download, or by purchasing products intended for the same purpose.


Water Guns

With 
all 
the 
expressions 
regarding 
guns, 
uniforms, 
NRA, 
shootings...

We 
all 
talk 
everyday 
right?  

Go 
Underground 
Nahshid 
Sulaiman

Went 
about 
the 
express 
route,

going 
up 
near 
Saginaw.  

Way 
around 
the 
exit 
reading 

Great (Lakes Crossing) 
until 
next, 
Sashabaw 

"Will 
anybody 
think 
every 
river 
GMC 
unleashed 
nasty
sewage 
in 
is poisonous?" 
(We had some girls and boys with us.)

Where 
all 
the 
energy 
really 
generates, 
universal 
never 
surface. 


Where 
are 
the 
Emergency 
repairs 
governor? 
-Utilize 
new 
supplies.

What 
about 
the 
education 
resources?  

Genessee 
ultimately 
needs 
Support.  

When 
all 
the 
empty 
bottles 
recycle, 
get 
us 
new 
systems.  

Who 
are 
the 
employees 
responsible?  
Government
Unaccountability  
Not
Satisfactory

We 
artists 
think 
evolution, 
revolving 
generations,
until 
new 
situations 

Witness 

true 
experience 
revolution 
going 
until 
nobody 
still

We're 
against 
the 
empire 
really 
gunning 
us 
now 
squirting with Water Guns. 

#waterguns #waterguns #lead #leadwater

lyrics

Bridge


POLICE MORE LIKE TERRORIST HERE,
TARGETING SLUMS

TEST SCORES STARTING TO PLUNGE,
FOR DAUGHTERS AND SONS

WHEN DREAMS START CLOGGING THE PIPES,
THEY POCKET THE FUNDS

KILL US DEAD
FILL US WITH LEAD

WATER GUNS


Verse/ lyrics


Flashbacks

Splash backs

you might pose a threat

Shot A Teenage mutant
That ninja need sewer side help

They Land mines, if planning the wrong steps

Strategic, they give us a choice to choose our own death

The food we eat
The water we drink
Don't know the signs,
but we know the Ro-lex

We so fresh
We flow best
So many black professional peeps
but as a people can we pro-gress?


We protest
walking the streets
The #Hashtags often repeat
From officer grief
For faucet and leaks

Water Guns fill you with lead
but won't clog up the sink
A shower of bullets riddle bodies in all of this steam

Soap devour the stink
Politicians lobby disease
Some property seized
Get Shot in a dream

It's not the same as drinking liquor but get Shot in a drink
Color watered fountains
I wonder what Martin would think?

Where the real terrorist thrive?
It's not the East

The block sprayed up
The kids wet up
the river is red
The Living Dead asking, "why the fisherman fled?"
Don't be shocked this happen way Before the switch was in bed
Them Emails on the web
A long time ago
Not trynna sign it tho
Snyder Know/no
Hidey Ho
mighty blow

People infected
From lethal injections
Secrets weapons

Breathing excessive
What she ingested
When she was pregnant

It's not game
Get shot in the stomach
shot in the brain
He tried to shoot the answers in class
His thought was a blank
His enemy is not in a tank
it's a water tank
Emergency Manager pirates making'em walk the plank
Fall off and sank
like Africans when they crossed the waves
Slaves tradin lives
Atlantic Ocean the largest grave

Soak up
we sawed off,
in double barrels
Lead pipes
test scores
special Ed classrooms
The Mission-
It's Deeper than Snoop and Dre,
it's Under cover
Kwame in the pen talking shit like a mutha fucka
All these father figures
blaming all these muthafuckas
Its so ironic,
mis lead
With plastic bottle rubbish
Filter the slime buckets
rebuild the infrastructure
Common ills
Doctor bills
water bills
Kids suffering

Send something,
Insiders move on
Outsiders move in
With water bottle coupons
Fresh Lake Huron?
Eerie and Superior?
The Government,
the media,
We can't take'em serious

-He said he was praying for the people sorrow
He' better off playin and prayin he hit the lotto
The New world water aint a damn thing change record
So mos def, I drop a Yasiin Bey reference
Water guns spray leaded
Water balloons,
grenade weapons
Leaving you drained, stain, infected
With the same method."


Shootin
Suckaz
Amazin'

Super
Soaker
Aimin'

credits


Produced By: Bean One & OneManArmy
Lyrics By: One Be Lo
Painting By: Autumn Holder
Graphics By: Autocons

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