[Chorus]
Dear President, on behalf of the poor
I am writin’ you a letter, hope it hits your front door
If you do happen to read it, I just hope you don’t ignore
You still got money for war but can’t feed the poor
Mr. President, if you open, can you come and sit with us?
At least try to explain why the police keep killin’ us
Or they locked us up in jail and throw the key away
On behalf of the ghetto, see if we okay

[Verse 1]
Dear Mr. President, I hope this missile finds you free
My intention’s not to criticize but be the sight for blind to see
Penitentiaries built up, schools steady tore down
Take the riches from the rich man, envision life poor now
Communities is filled with drugs, corners covered by the thugs
Homeless men live in the streets, no blankets, covers or rugs
Sister’s smokin’ on some dope, aggravated, bein’ broke
To ease the pain, needle came, now they shootin’ just to cope
God hear me if you can, hopefully I can reach this man
Take a couple seconds to read my letter to the President
Mr. President, I don’t wanna cause no trouble
But then again the ghetto is the reason why we hustle
Tell us now, be for real, what’s your beef with Mexico?
You think buildin’ up a wall really send a message though?
Drug prices finna soar, streets gon’ get so messy, bro
Murder rate gon’ rise like gas at Texaco

[Chorus]
Dear President, on behalf of the poor
I am writin’ you a letter, hope it hits your front door
If you do happen to read it, I just hope you don’t ignore
You still got money for war but can’t feed the poor
Mr. President, if you open, can you come and sit with us?
At least try to explain why the police keep killin’ us
Or they locked us up in jail and throw the key away
On behalf of the ghetto, see if we okay

[Verse 2]
Obama gave us hope, he became Martin’s dream
Malcolm gave us strength ’cause we fight by any means
Huey gave us heart, take no shit from all them pigs
Marcus Garvey gave us smarts, to return to where we live
Harriet freed slaves, could freed many more
But they knew not they was slaves, as we know not we are poor
Julie Lynch rolled some paper, gave the masters master plans
Former kings of the motherland, became master’s man
All I’m sayin’, Mr. President, understand we have a reason
Do not trust no more Americans in this country full of treason
Espionage and betrayal, triumph but we fail
Democratic or republican, still donkeys with no tail
Pen us up in jail
Espionage and betrayal, triumph but we fail
Democratic or republican, donkeys with no tail

[Chorus]
Dear President, on behalf of the poor
I am writin’ you a letter, hope it hits your front door
If you do happen to read it, I just hope you don’t ignore
You still got money for war but can’t feed the poor
Mr. President, if you open, can you come and sit with us?
At least try to explain why the police keep killin’ us
Or they locked us up in jail and throw the key away
On behalf of the ghetto, see if we okay

I don’t wanna see you go
I want somebody to love me
Why’d it take so long to know?
I want somebody to love me
I want somebody to be nice
See the boy I once was in my eyes
Nobody’s gonna save my life

We are wicked men
Looking for buckles to loosen
By the Count of 10
I wanna see somebody human
And I lost what it was
In the Teenage dust
Of a Downtown Romeo
In a couple of weeks
You can tell all the freaks
How you carried my body home

But tonight I crossed the line
Dear Mr. Lonely
How much could you know me?
I could find lessons in light
But once you’ve earned it
You’ve already burned it

[Chorus]
I don’t wanna see you go
I need somebody to love me
(Need somebody oh)
Why’d it take so long to know?
I need somebody to love me
(Need somebody oh)
I want somebody to be nice
See the boy I once was in my eyes
Nobody’s gonna save my life

Got my ticket man and I’m looking
For somebody to use it
I know we pretend
But one of these days
We’re gonna lose it
And I once left town
When the leaves turned brown
With a couple of souvenirs
She was in my car
When we hit that wall
Yeah it could’ve move me to tears

But tonight I crossed the line
I used to know her
When my house was sober
I could find lessons in light
Over and over, is it really over?

[Chorus]
I don’t wanna see you go
I need somebody to love me
(Need somebody oh)
Why’d it take so long to know?
I need somebody to love me
(Need somebody oh)
I want somebody to be nice
See the boy I once was in my eyes
Nobody’s gonna save my life

But tonight I crossed the line
I used to know her
When my house was sober
I could find lessons in light
Over and over, is it really over?

[Chorus]
I don’t wanna se you go
I want somebody to love me
(Need somebody on)
Why’d it take so long to know?
I want somebody to love me
(Need somebody on)
Yeah I want somebody nice
See the boy I once was in my eyes