Brown Girl Ė Smooth Girl by Shelia E. Lipsey
Little girl, grown big
Brown girl, grown tall
you got to walk strong
Hold your back steady
And keep your mind from wrong.
Fill your thoughts with the things that count
This world too short for you not to amount
To being someone who can make a change
Brown girl, donít give in to someone elseís rage.
Sweet girl, listen to this womanís advice
Donít go sleeping around, donít throw away your life
Smart girl, hold on to the things I say
Youíre going to make a difference in the world one day!
Leave the drugs and the blunts where they belong
Donít let the law be the one to right your wrongs
Donít sniff, donít snort, donít go that route
You got too much to do
of that thereís no doubt.
Youíve got to hold on
Keep your peace
State your mind
And leave the small,
nothing stuff alone!
(c) February 2001, Shelia E. Lipsey