Colorblind
Ice Cube

Colorblind

Colorblind from Ice Cube's album Death Certificate
Here's another day at the stoplight
I'm lookin in the mirror so I can see who can see me
South Central is puttin' Ice Cube to the test
With four brothers in the SS
I can't go around and can't back up
So I gotta peep game layin in the cut
Is this a jack or a kidnapp
Since I'm never ever slippin I fully strapped
I grab the gat out the glove
Do these fools got a problem with me
Or do they got love
So when the light turns green I don't bone out
I wanna see what these black men are all about
Cause if it's my time I'll just show
If not, I'm pluggin they supersport
First they get behind my ride
Then they switch lanes to the left side
I'm scopin out the one smokin endo
Comin up fast rollin down his window
He threw up a sign
I put away my nine
Fool cause I was colorblind
Killer Cali, the state where they kill
Over colors cause brother don't know the deal
Where they'll cap not if they have to
But if they want to first they might confront you
See every brother on my block can't stop and he won't and it don't stop
To the bang bang boogie yo they like to gang bang
But rookies ain't the only ones that dropped
Some say the little locs are gettin a little too loc
Cause their the ones who kick up the most
Say the wrong word then whistle down the street to your homies like a bird
Come back and get served nigga
And it's a shame cause it ain't no thing to me
Cause I slang them things like a G
It's on does anybody want a killa for the summertime
I gotta get another nine, even though I'm colorblind...
Now here's the game plan
About a quarter till nine
I was told to peal a cap on the other side
Young and dumb, full of heart I'm a baby loc
And I'm ready to do a job cause I aint not joke
Stable and able but I'm not ready and willin
Cause I'm only 13 and I ain't never did a killin'
Grabbed the A.K. and jumped in the G ride,
Started up the block and headed for the other side,
Pulled up the car and now I'm on the creep tip
Hit the 5 dollar stick and I'm ready to flip
Caught one from the back and looked in eyes
Thinkin should I peal his cap, or should I let him survive
I'm trapped in the plan designed by another man
I ain't contributin to genocide
Cause I'm colorblind...
I'm fresh outta county on bail
And no sooner do I get out
It's seems I right back in jail
For some type of gang related activity
Cause every day different fools try to get with me
For nothin more than a color, or territory
Can't rehibilitate em, that's the sheriff'story
So what's left
The judge turns deaf
When you try to tell your side
Cause you ain't blue eyed
Boy you better duck cause the book is comin'
And hand your car keys over to your woman
Cause ain't no sunshine where you headed
And it can drive you crazy if you let it
But I'll never shed a tear
Cause believe it or not they got more love for me here
Now picture that, but on a black and white photograph
Cause brothers you don't know the half
On the streets I was damned near outta my mind
But ever since I've been down
I been colorblind...
Niggaz in the hood ain't changed
And I've finally figure out that we're not in the same gang
I walk the streets of L.A. with no where to turn
Every which way I get burned baby
Lou wears blue, Big Fred wears red
Put them together and we color them dead
Dead, dyin, gettin smoked like part of the fun
They get smoked just to show how many come to the funeral...
I understand how all my homeboys feel
And to this day I pack my steel
Cause I was born in a certain territory
Where you don't talk only the streets tell stories
With blue and red bandanas on the street
And if your slippin you'll be six feet deep
Cause me and T-bone, we pay em no mind
And for the rest of the crew we stay colorblind...