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MUSIC: Marlon Craft – Do The Work (Official Music Video)

Written by on March 14, 2019



Me and the OUR.S movement are hosting a week of collaborative non-profit events with dope organizations that are “doing the work” in NYC. Hit http://wrkwk.org for info and pull up!

➜ Marlon Craft – “Do The Work”
➜ Stream “Do The Work” – https://SamePlate.lnk.to/DoTheWork
➜ Follow Me on YouTube – https://bit.ly/2vNFzw0

Directed by: John Tashiro
Produced by: Marco Polo

Intro by Ivie Ani from Karlie Hustle’s “Brutally Honest” Podcast

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Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/marloncraft/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/MarlonCraftNY
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Spotify – https://spoti.fi/2vwXI1Q
SoundCloud – https://soundcloud.com/mcraftmusic

I don’t wanna do the work, i could turn off my cable,
stop the fables but I ain’t tryna do the work
I could give away my clothes and pick like fives shirts
but that’d change the way i view my worth/
and i don’t wanna do the work, don’t wanna make a change
could move all my money into a bank
that don’t invest it into oil into weapons into tanks
but i might have to walk farther to the atm for change/
and yo I ain’t tryna do the work, homie I could keep it vegan
but fuck free range I need free-range feasting
on anything need my dollar fries and i won’t apologize
I’m tryna economize and I ain’t tryna do the work/
i could go to community college
stay my ass out of debt be hellbent on pursuing knowledge
do me some fellowships find a route that don’t cost so much
but i need the best four years now even if all four suck/
yo its complicated
i could learn bout your people’s history and bout all the rights that were confiscated
from you, i could understand my privilege consider it daily
but see i won’t cuz that would so require me to face these/
insecurities, and i don’t wanna man its work to me
I’m tryna chill, what is this surgery, homie pass the blunt
see I could smoke less, but then I’d think more
and i ain’t hopeless, i just think you’re /
a little immature if you think i could make a change
i’m just tryna make some change homie i ain’t tryna do the work
i’ll make a Facebook status when i want to be heard
I ain’t do the research to back it up ain’t no goofy nerd here/
i could be kind to folks i could volunteer
i could block time out time each week to contribute
to all the neighborhoods i live near, but i ain’t tryna do the work
I’m just tryna party dab milly rock and do the jerk/
i could move to a city contribute to culture
but I ain’t tryna do the work, ain’t tryna get to know ya
rather vulture what i want and drive the prices up
thank god they put these high rises up/
cuz I ain’t tryna do the work, and police brutality’s wack
but I don’t got time for a protest, sons of anarchy’s back
and I’m tryna watch it, could stand up to my white friends on topics
and try to reframe their optics but i don’t wanna do the work/
it’s hard its taxin’ searching for the facts
and retracting the past and accepting I’m walking on the backs of
mad peoples who laid the tracks for me I’d rather have a brew
and do all the things that i wanna do, who the fuck are you/
to tell me otherwise, I’m not a bad man
don’t make me feel this way, i ain’t ask for this,
don’t wanna do the work but don’t call me passive shit,
I could fight but my ambition a pacifist/
I could respect women
I could assess her soul first and her ass second, ask questions
I ain’t tryna do the work though, i could appreciate her strength
instead of letting it make me feel weak and inhumane/
but i ain’t tryna do the work, homie i got pain too
I was raised a certain way too, I’m ashamed too
I know deep down that i was gave too much
but if I admit it then i don’t know how to face you/
so i don’t wanna do the work
i protect my own feelings and i watch you get hurt
cuz there’s nothin I can do, there’s nothin I can do
that I can add, but there’s just so much that I can lose. lose

#MarlonCraft #DoTheWork #NYC


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