Rakim

Rakim - Madiba

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We commit ourselves to the construction of a complete

Just and lasting peace

On July 18th, 1918

Divine faith brings what life needs, a great king

That tried to make peace, fight beasts and make means

Prior to their needs might lead to great things

Only …brands maker, troublemaker

But later on he reform his life to something major

In a town where no one knew the meaning of love and neighbor

Born to take the world by storm like Mother Nature

Nelson was the name given

Biased school teacher at the age seven

‘Cause of racism and his African name

I guess it stayed with him, not just the alias, the pain

And soon the man emerged in tune with the planet Earth

He made a move to Johannesburg under the dark sky

He realized being free would cost him his life due to the Apartheid

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

Trapped in a system that'll mistreat him and mislead him

He know it's a long walk to freedom

He went to the best college as he got his Bachelor's to studied law

Hungry for knowledge, he studied more

By his mid-twenties he joined the ANC

Years later chief of the NDC, Africa's MVP

Before he expose the vocal soldier

Everywhere he go he hear Shosholoza

He gaining power, there's a lot of 'em

So now the government is watching him, plotting on stopping him

So they put him under observation

So the oppressors outlawed his operations

Knowing the power that be it's biased

Instead of street riots he tried to teach 'em to be righteous

But the chief of violence went underground

And formed the …to peace fighters

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

I guess he had enough of it

He got an army to specialize in guerrilla warfare

To stop the self-orientated authorities, wanted before trouble here

They charged him with conspiracy to overthrow the government

I guess defending it would legitimize the case

Being locked without proof would ever size the hate

They thought they'd kill him by giving him life

This only made him bigger than life

Every moment more noble, the movement more loyal

Then the news went global, the storm is more royal

The world couldn't wait to see him on his release

He gave 27 years of freedom for his beliefs

Finally free to complete the prophecy

He won the peace prize, beat Apartheid to see democracy

Some say heaven sent, yeah, that's evident

South Africa's first black president

Salute, pay homage and pay your respects

‘Cause he fought for human rights till the day of his death

Nelson Mandela, rest in peace

But may your legacy live forever and ever

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

It's a long road to freedom, let's take a long walk

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