Im stepping out, dont mess about.
Dont tell me to be patient.
Ive been wedded, enslaved, white washed, and saved,
But now, Im liberated.
Ive been patted, and moulded, and shaped, and scolded
And I learned real fast how to please em,
I Yessired, and No Maamed,
I was cursed and damned,
And all for no good reason.
Ive been put up, and Ive been put down,
By folks who were black, white, yellow or brown,
Treated like I wasnt human, just a puppet, a token,
But I healed my hurts, cause for better or worse,
Black womans got spirit thats never going to be broken.
Been labelled all my life,
Black, woman, mother and wife.
And their labels formed the bars of my prison,
But Ive got to set free, this person whos me.
Cause now Ive got a vision,
Their myths and lies are dead,
Not heaped on my head,
And their history is all outdated,
Different sex, different skin, cant change whats within,
Cause now, Im liberated,
And Im stepping out, dont mess about,
Dont tell me to be patient,
No ifs or buts.
I dont walk, I strut,
Cause now, Im liberated.