STRANGE
WHAT'S CHANGED
WHAT BEEN RE-ARRANGED?

I AINT NO SLAVE
THOUGH IVE BEEN A SLAVE
I AINT NO SLAVE
THOUGH WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS SLAVES

I AINT NO SLAVE
I AINT NO SLAVE
THOUGH WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS SLAVES
AND WE WERE CARRIED ACROSS THE WAVES
SO BIG BANKS AND BUSINESS BATHED

THEY MOVE FROM OXEN POWER ONTO HORSE POWER
FROM HORSE POWER TO CEASE MAN POWER
FROM MANPOWER TO MACHINE POWER
AND WE DIDN'T EVEN GET PAID
FOR THE FOUNDATIONS THAT WE LAID
WHATS CHANGED
WHAT'S BEEN REARRANGED

THE MYSTIC
WHEN I LOOK AT THIS ANTIQUE
KNOWING THOSE DAYS WERE BLEAK
FOR THOSE WHO WERE NOT SLAVES
MIGHT HAVE TO RUN TO THE HILLS AND PEEK

SO WHAT'S CHANGED
WHATS BEEN REARRANGED
THEM FROM HORSE POWER ONTO MANPOWER
FROM MANPOWER TO MACHINE POWER
THE MACHINE POWER'S TO COMPUTER POWERED
AND BILLS COMING TO YOUR GATES
OH HOW DID WE REACH THIS STATE

OH CHANGE
I AINT A SLAVE
IM NOT A SLAVE
BUT SOME OF MY GREAT ANCESTORS
WORKED ON THE LONG GANG CHAIN


I AINT NO SLAVE
NO IM NOT NO A SLAVE
NOT A SLAVE
THOUGH WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS SLAVES

I AINT NO SLAVE
IM NOT A SLAVE
THOUGH WE ARE SONS AND DAUGHTERS
OF SONS AND DAUGHTERS SLAVES

AND WE WERE CARRIED ACROSS THE WAVES
SO BIG BANKS AND BUSINESS BATHED
THEY WENT FROM MAN POWER TO MACHINE POWER
FROM MACHINE POWER TO COMPUTER POWER
COMPUTERS CONTROLLED BY SUPER POWERS
AND WHAT MORE CAN ANYONE, SAY
JUST LOOK AT THIS WORLD TODAY
WHAT CHANGED?