Lauryn Hill

Forgive them Father The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
She references historically famous backstabbers in a song about liars. Cain murdered his brother Abel, Brutus murdered his friend emperor Caesar in order to himself get his power, and Judas betrayed Jesus to the Romans.
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Forgive them Father The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Soweto is an abbreviation for the SOuth WEstern TOwnship near the city of Johannesburg in South Africa. In 1976, the government tried to enforce African education (instead of English), which lead to marches of violent protests by the citizens
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Forgive them Father The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Menelik II was an Ethiopian leader who in the late 1800s brought a lot of technology and modernization to his country (civilization). Some historians consider Menelik II one of the most powerful black men in history.
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Forgive them Father The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
This is a line from the prominent (Christian) prayer, the "Our Father", which asks God for forgiveness.
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Forgive them Father The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill
Geppetto was the man who created Pinocchio, the famous boy puppet. Lauryn Hill is tired of men trying to control things.
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