Ice Cube – Color Blind (Death Certificate 25Th Anniversary Edition Album)

And no sooner do I get out, seems like I’m right back in jail
Then they switch lanes to the left side
Where you don’t talk only the streets tell stories
Started up the bucket and headed for the other side
And he won’t stop and he don’t stop
First they get behind my ride,
I’m looking in my mirror so I can see who can see me
With blue and red bandannas on the street
Caught one from the back and I looked in eyes
Yo, I’m trapped in the plan designed by another side
I’m fresh outta county on bail
I gotta put in work for the hood and that ain’t no joke
When you try to tell your side

And I ain’t even shed a tear
Killer Cali, the state where they kill
And I’ve finally figure out that we’re not in the same gang
Yo, spotted the enemies, now I’m on a creep tip

Over colors ’cause brothers don’t know the deal
Niggas in the hood ain’t changed
Fool, ’cause I’m color blind
Bust a you-turn, come back and get served nigga
With four brothers in the SS
Put ’em together and we color ’em dead
Hit the 5 dollar stick and then I put in my clip
And the shit’ll drive you crazy if you let it

If not, I’m plugging they Super Sport
Say the wrong word
‘Cause me and T-bone, we pay it no mind
And when it comes to dust, they kick up the most
Thinkin should I peel his cap, or should I let him survive
I ain’t contributing to genocide (why?)
I gotta get another nine, even though I’m colorblind
Grabbed the A.K. and jumped in the G ride
‘Cause I’m colorblind
I had my mind set on sending niggas to Harrison Ross
But every nigga on my block can’t stop
But now, I got time to think
They get smoked just to show how many come to the funeral
It’s on, is anybody killing for the summertime
So what’s left, the judge goes deaf
For the women, it don’t matter how loud they blouse get
He threw up a sign, I put away my nine
I was told to peel a cap on the other side
Or do they got love?
And rookies ain’t the only ones that drop
And you ain’t blue eyed
So when the light turns green, I don’t bone out
‘Cause, I walk the alleys of Compton with nowhere to turn
Since I’m never ever slipping I fully strapped
Not to the bang bang boogie, but they like to gang bang
Because it ain’t no sunshine where you headed
I grab my gat out the glove
‘Cause if it’s my time, I’m just short
‘Cause I was born in a certain territory
And if you slipping, you’ll be six feet deep
Yo, young and dumb, full of come up, a baby loc
Dead, dying, getting smoked like part of the fun
I want to see what these black men are all about
Now picture that, but on a black and white photograph
Can’t rehabilitate ’em, that’s the sheriff’s story
Now, do these fools got a problem with me?
Some say the little locs are getting a little too loc’ed
South Central is putting Ice Cube to the test
‘Cause I’m only 13 and I ain’t never did a killing
So, I jumped out the car and no matter what the cost
‘Cause brothers, you don’t know the half

It’s a shame, but it ain’t no thang to me
‘Cause I slang these things like a G
But men, the wrong color outfit, could get your mouth split
For no more than a color, or territory
For some gang related activity
I’m colorblind

Every which way I get burned baby
Is this a jack or a kidnap?
‘Cause believe it or not, they got more love for me here
On the streets I was damn near outta my mind
Here’s another day at the stoplight
And they’ll cap you, not if they have to

So I gotta peep game laying in the cut
And just hand your car keys over to your woman
Coming up fast, rolling down his window
‘Cause I was shot and to this day, I pack my steel
But ever since I’ve been down
And for the rest of the mob, we stay color blind
I can’t go around and can’t back up
‘Cause everyday, different fools try to get with me
Now here’s the game plan, yo, at a quarter to nine
Because they hit me with everything but the kitchen sink
Boy you better duck ’cause the book is comin’
I’m scoping out the one smoking indo

Then whistle down the street to your homies like a bird
But if they want to, first they might confront you
Lou wears blue, Big Fred wears red
I understand how all my homeboys feel
Stable and able but I’m not ready and willing