PROMISED LAND - Lyrics  

Album: Mark Searcy, Slideaway, 2007  
Written by: Mark Searcy Middleton

People lookin' for justice, got to find someone to blame
Just look in the mirror my friend, I think we all carry part of the shame
We've handicapped our teachers, say forget about their soul
Let the children be, then we break up their very homes

I'm looking for answers please Lord, help me understand
I ain't talkin' about no religion, I ain't askin' for no helping hands
I'm tellin' you people we've all got to make a stand
A stand for the man, ah the man from the promised land

Oh - I'm a man of conviction, don't nobody owe me a thing
I've carried more of my weight in sin, probably enough for 4 or 5 gangs
Been trying to find that peace of mind
Brother won't you help me, for I've started to unwind

I'm looking for answers Lord please, help me understand 
I ain't talkin' about no religion, and I sure don't need a helping hand
I'm tellin' you people we've all got to make a stand 
The stand for the man, yes that man from the promised land