Tell em’ my story, tell em’ your story, tell em’ our story
Tell em’ how we made it together let it be known
That it was me who rescued you by giving you the gift
That set your mind free.
Tell em’ of my hardships, tell em’ about your hardships
Tell em’ bout our hardships so they will understand
The strength we have gained together.
Tell em’ I was there with you when you walked
Those countless miles tell em’ bout the fire I kindled
Within you which told you that it was time to have
Your soul dipped into the water just so I could clean you up.
Tell em’ I was there with you when they stole your family
And threw you out with nowhere to go
Tell em’ it was my strength mixed with your determination
That allowed us to never quit.
Tell em’ about the shame others tried to place on you
By throwing dirt on the name, I gave to you I know you'll
Always remember and never forget that I was there
When you were forced to wear the chains not just the ones
Given to by your family but also the ones placed on you by the cops.
Tell em’ I led you to the book that changed your speech
Thus reminding you that I died so you could be set free
Tell em’, tell em’, tell em so I will know that you aren't
Ashamed of the story that we made together.