I see him making those faces, trying his best to break my nerve
But I’m calm in the face of anger and I don’t reply to ugly words

If they ask me why I’m silent, they say in this world you gotta take respect
I say gentleman I’m like incense the more you burn the more I’m fragrant

We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If I’m gonna fight then I fight for what’s right
Let’s go a little higher

Cause I was born you see
And I was raised to be
I lace the lines of these times with Generous Peace

Theres a thin line between virtue and fear though they look alike
Both demand restraint and it’s enough that I know where I stand in line

I’m not scared of you I’m scared of me and I live by controlling my fool
Cause you’re a fool enough for the both of us but I still try to find the good in you

We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If I’m gonna fight then I fight for what’s right
Let’s go a little higher

Cause I was born you see
And I was raised to be
I lace the lines of these times with Generous Peace

I know it’s hard to listen to the words you just can’t stand
Gonna take more than a fist to enlighten an ignorant man
Don’t you see how we fear the patient eyes of a lion
Don’t you see how we fear those lions in their silence

We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If I’m gonna fight then i fight for what’s right
Let’s go a little higher
We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If i’m gonna fight then i fight for what’s right

We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If I’m gonna fight then I fight for what’s right
Let’s go a little higher

I was born you see
And I was raised to be
I lace the lines of these times with Generous

We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If I’m gonna fight then I fight for what’s right
Let’s go a little higher

We can fight but we don’t need to fight tonight
Yeah, well put out the fire
If I’m gonna fight then I fight for what’s right

Video from

Music video by Kareem Salama performing Generous Peace with Lena Khan, [Video Director], Donavan Sell [Director of Photography], Noel Vega [Video Producer] (C) 2009 LightRain Records, LLC

http://www.kareemsalama.com

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