Lauryn Hill, spoken word, antoinespeaksThe exceptional and legendary Lauryn Hill joins our blog posts on thought-provoking  spoken word performances. Lauryn is better known for her time in the hip hop group The Fugees and their monumental album The Score. Ms. Hill was able to eclipse that success with her awarded winning solo album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.




We believe Ms Hill’s spoken word performance speaks on the social evils of society and how each person can attempt to overcome them.

Rotating bodies, confusion of sound
Negative imagery, holding us down

Social delusion, clearly constructed
Human condition, morals corrupted

Trapped in reaction, lawlessness, war
Dissatisfaction from bowels to core
Devil’s technology, strategy for
Human mythologies, urban folklore

Sick of psychology, counterfeit cure
Wicked theology, robbing the poor
Scheme demonology mislead the pure

Strictly strategically studying war
Light shown in darkness, image exposed
Few can see through the new emperor’s clothes
Lustful this hustle turn humans to hoes
When the blind lead the blind, just more trouble and woes
It’s the mind that they chose
Its designed to stay closed

Standard of jokers, court just a logic
Sick looking cosmics, from schoolyards to college
Primitive man with civilized knowledge
System collapse and he still won’t acknowledge
God is the saviour, studies behavior
Trying to fix the mix mind that he gave ya

Stiff-necked scholars on prescription meds
Wishing their problems were all in their heads

Moral dilemma, pride is the root
Misguided from youth,heart divided from truth
Egyptians and Grecians, spiritually dead
Imperially led, by the 
gods in their heads
Motives and thoughts
Industrial wealth
Global economy, in it for self
Heart full of madness, covered with kind
Pleasure designed to take over your mind
Furnished in godliness, painted in good
This tainted priesthood got real saints misunderstood
While classes in government, set up the veil
And cultivate minds for more mythical tales

Typical Hollywood follies good girl
While vice and corruption take over the world
Motives and thoughts
Check your motives and thoughts

Blind with the wickedness, deep in your heart
Modern day wickedness is all you’ve been taught
Lied to your neighbors, so you get ahead
Modern day trickery is all you’ve been fed

Motives and thoughts
Check your motives and thoughts





If you like this check out the rest of our collection of  spoken word:

‘3Cs of Life; choice, chance and change- you must make the choice, to take the chance, if you want anything to ever change. ‘ Antoine Allen
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