Swami Baracus - The Native Immigrants

London rapper Swami Baracus returns after a long hiatus with a super-charged political anthem entitled ‘The Native Immigrants‘. It’s an anti-racism anthem, focusing on the South Asian community with production from Nutty P. Powerful listening.

Written and Performed by: Swami Baracus
Produced by: Nutty P
Filmed by: Aashish Gadhvi
Edited by: Kam Parmar

Swami Baracus

Nutty P

Lyrics:

I ain’t here to fill your quota
be the face up on your immigration poster
we still flourished when they stuck us in the corner
i add masala to that chip on your shoulder
the chutney to the soca, soaking up animosities
building empires, the kings of opportunities
the gap fillers, pack pickers and tax billers
from foundries to Forbes, building up to mad scrilla
but facts make the man act bitter, ignorance makes the pack
thicker, hatching their attacks in the black mirror
blind shepherds seeking out a herd of scapegoats
promising my race gets erased when they chase votes
but when it rains, fuck pours, we bring a monsoon
stare so hard at the far right, i’m seeing neptune
tell a bigot, we’re the bilingual brits now
crowd rounds, finger pointed at me, shouting out

Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
no matter where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
ask yourself where you’re really from

I was born into a cesspool of racial debate
Idi Amin had a dream so my people escaped
set up shop on these shores, carried hopes till their backs sore
blood shedded for the crown on this passport
running from intolerance like it’s parkour
fighting for a level playing field, on a par score
past wars, all connected in the same plight
bored now we’re turning on our ourselves, like a smart light
separated now we’re segregated
the empire’s atrocities are vindicated
eradicate all the frivolous hate, immigrants divided by
their faith, but united our fate’s limitless
educating the prejudiced, elevating our diligence
melanin in my elements, I’m a citizen
tell a bigot that the swastika belongs to us
crowd rounds, finger pointing at me, shouting at us

Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
no matter where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
go back to where you came from
Oi you, go back to where you came from
ask yourself where you’re really from

I’m home, where we broke limbs to change laws
I’m home, giving colour to the workforce
I’m home, where we transformed their taste buds
I’m home, where we screw a different lightbulb
I’m home where we parted the rivers of blood
I’m home, in the daytimes, up in the club
I’m home, we overcome for a better outcome
I’m home, I know exactly where I come from

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