Akala - Find No Enemy tab

This is a tab for the basic guitar part which runs throughout, dead simple. clean with echo.

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Apparently, I'm second generation black Caribbean and half-white Scottish whatever that
means you see lately, I've been confused with the boxes, 'cos to me all they do is breed conflict

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It's not that I've lost touch with reality of racism, sexism and nationality just to me,
it all seems like insanity, why must I rob you of your humanity


To feel good about mine, it's all about crimeabout mine, it's all about crime
dehumanizing is how I justify it,
So I must keep on lying about the history of africa, so I can live the with massacres
and
Repeat my mantra of Muslim and terrorist so I can sleep at night as bombs take flight,
Eyes wide but I'm blind to the sight too busy chasing the perfect life

and the working class keep them uneducated
Truly educated men could never be racist, to educate is to draw out what is within are
all not the same under the skin,

I got a heart like yours that pumps blood and oxygen and insecurities are a whole lot of them,
I'm scared like you deep down,
I really do care that world is not fair like you,


But I don't even believe my own prayers like you,
Chasing career going nowhere like you,
Lost in a fog of my own insecurities I hold myself up as a image of purity,


And I judge everybody else by the color of their skin or the size of their wealth
But it's not good for my health as the only one I ever really judge is my self

The oppressor must suffer like the oppressed though I pretend I'm in control of this mess
By inflating my ego, puffing my chest I see my weakness and need to show strength


For what we think strong is cos if were honest true strength is the strength to be honest
And if I'm honest i am just tired if I'm honest I am just tired,


Tired of everyday filling up my car and knowing that I'm paying for the bombs in Iraq
Tired of pretending like it don't hurt my heart, of wanting change not knowing where to start

Tired of listening to all the conditioning and all the forms they've got me filling in.
Next time you see what you think is a thug and despise him, please know I was just like him,


Cos I was like eight the first time I saw crack, same time I first smoked weed chicking 
on blowback,
First time I saw knifes penetrate flesh it was meat cleavers to the back of the head,


As I grew and teenage years passed many more knifes pierced and the shots blast
And I not saying I had the worst upbringing but there's a million young men just like me 
in prison.


We complain about racism elevate clowns with their trousers down swinging their dicks round.
Maybe that is not quite literal but everything they do is just as stereotypical,


To my real fans I feel your pain and I get the messages but don't complain that we ain't
got more fame for paying our part,
They can keep the charts all I want is your hearts,


They can keep the charts all I want is your hearts,
They can keep the charts all I want is your hearts,
Call it black radio don't make laugh, so is black music all about tits and arse,


You don't represent nothing your just pretending, when was the last time you ever played
Hendrix or miles davis or John Coultrain or elefits gerald or billy Holliday


We can call it urban to me thats cool if urban means street that means jazz to and rock 
for that matter
Go ask Mick jagger or jimmy page what they were listening to - the blues


Not discrediting love Zeppelin to just giving credit where credit is due
That blood socked word rappers still use that just shows we still self abuse,



That was the word that was used to kill kelsa, coultrain and emit till
That was the word that the conscience eased and made people pleased to hung you from trees


That was the word that let the rips crack no matter what you say you can't take it back
And I can say their black so i feel their pain easier but 1915 look at Armenia,


It's the whole world is human stupidity though we choke ourselves to death quite literally
And I can talk with my comfortable mouth, with my comfortable cloths and my comfortable house


The tables will turn, we can but stall them every empire on this earth has fallen
So unless we can find another way maybe not today but it will come one day,


It may sound like i'm bitter, but in-fact truth be told i am quite the opposite,
I wake everyday and am overwhelmed just to be alive and be like no one else


And the sheer weight of the thought of space is enough to keep my little ego in place
All that we chase and try to replace all along it was right in our face,


The only we the only way we can ever change anything is to look in the mirror and find 
no enemy,
The only way we can ever change anything, look in the mirror and find no enemy,

Outtro (with original melody underneath)

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(fading out)

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