See she’s telepathic

Call it black girl magic

Yeah she scares the gov’meant

Deja Vu of Tubman

 

We go missing by the hundreds

Ain’t nobody checkin’ for us

Ain’t nobody checkin’ for us

 

The camera loves us

Oscar doesn’t

Ain’t nobody checkin’ for us

Ain’t nobody checkin’ for us

 

They want us in kitchen

Kill our sons with lynchings

We get loud about it

Oh now we’re the bitches

 

Look at what they did to my sisters

Last century last week

They put her body in a jar and forget her

They love how it repeats

 

Look at what they did to my sisters

Last century last week

They make her hate her own skin

Treat her like a sin

 

But what they don’t understand

(But what they don’t understand)

But what they don’t understand

(But what they don’t understand)

See what they don’t understand

 

See she’s telepathic

Call it black girl magic

Yeah she scares the gov’meant

Deja Vu of Tubman

 

And she she she she she

Don’t give up

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

She don’t give up

She don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t give up

No no no no no

She don’t give up

 

Rosa was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

Ella was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

Audre was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

Angela was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

Sojourner was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

Assata was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

 

Rosa was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

Ella was a freedom fighter

And she taught us how to fight

 

See she’s telepathic

Call it black girl magic

Yeah she scares the government

Deja Vu of Tubman

 

But what they don’t understand

But what they don’t understand

But what they don’t understand

See what they don’t understand

 

And she she she she she

Don’t give up

Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

She don’t give up

She don’t don’t don’t don’t don’t give up

No no no no no

She don’t give up

Why this song?

This track honors freedom fighters who have walked before us while also pointing a spotlight on how black women have been and are treated. But of course, black girls and women continue to persevere and lead us in the fight towards justice. - Rachael

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