Lauryn Hill- Mystery Of Iniquity

This is a performance from Lauryn’s MTV Unplugged No. 2.0.  It was a great live album recording. The performance was recorded on July 21, 2001 at MTV Studios in Times Square, New York City. The album was released in 2002. I always liked this song,Mystery of Iniquity. She drops some very powerful lyrics!

It’s the mystery of Inequity…
Said it’s the misery of Inequity…
Said it’s the history of Inequity…
When it all…
All falls down…
Telling you all..
It all falls down

Children…
Eat your bread
Little children…
Eat your bread
Cuz it all…
All falls down…
Telling you all…
It all falls down

Yo!
Ya’ll can’t handle the truth in a courtroom of lies
Perjures the jurors
Witness despised
Crooked lawyers
False Indictments publicized
Its entertainment…the arraignments
The subpoenas
High profile gladiators in bloodthirsty arenas
Enter the Dragon
Black-robe crooked-balance
Souls bought and sold and paroled for thirty talents
Court reporter catch the surface on the paper
File it in the system not acknowledged by the Maker
Swearing by the bible blatantly blasphemous
Publicly perpetrating that “In God We Trust”
Cross-examined by a master manipulator
The faster intimidator
Receiving the judge’s favor
Deceiving sabers doing injury to they neighbors
For status, gratis, apparatus and legal waivers
See the bailiff
Representing security
Holding the word of God soliciting perjury
The prosecution
Political prostitution
The more money you pay.. the further away solution
Legal actors
Babylon’s benefactors
Masquerading as the agency for the clients
Hypocritical giants
Morally non-compliant
Orally armed to do bodily harm
Polluted, recruited and suited judicial charm
And the defense isn’t making any sense
Faking the confidence of escaping the consequence
That a defendant is depending on the system
Totally void of judgment purposely made to twist em’
Emotional victim blackmailed by the henchmen
Framed by intentions
Inventions whereby they lynch men
Enter the false witness slandering the accused
Planting the seed openly showing he’s being used
To discredit, edit, headed for the alleged
Smearing the individual fearing the unsuspected
Expert witness (the paid authority)
Made a priority to deceive the majority
Of disinterested peers
Dodging duty for years
Hating the process
waiting to be returning to their careers
Do we expect the system made for the elect
To possibly judge correct?
Properly serve and protect?
Materially corrupt
Spiritually amuck
Oblivious to the cause
Prosperously bankrupt
Blind leading the blind
Guilty never defined
Filthy as swine
A generation purin it’s own mind
Legal extortion
Blown out of proportion
In vein deceit
The truth is obsolete
Only two positions:
Victimizer or Victim
Both end up in destruction trusting this crooked system
Mafia with diplomas keeping us in a coma trying to own a piece
of the “American Corona”
The Revolving Door
Insanity every floor
Skyscraping, paper chasing
What are we working for?
Empty traditions
Reaching social positions
Teaching ambition to support the family superstition?
When the Son of Podition is Commander in Chief
The standard is Thief
Brethren can we candidly speak?
Woe to the men
Trusted in the chariots dem’
Leaning on horses
They run their intellectual sources
Counterfeit wisdom creating the illusion of freedom
Confusion consumes them
Every word they speak it turns them out really white
Internally they absent of light
trapped in the night and bonded to the Cain of the night
Under the curse
Evil men waxing more worse
Faxing the first
Angelic being cast to the earth
It’s time for rebirth
Burnin up the branch and the root
The empty pursuits of every tree bearing the wrong fruit
Turning me ill
Let him who stole, no longer steal
Oh it’s real
Surrender for Jehovah is real
How long will you sleep
Troubled by the thoughts that YOU keep
The idols YOU heap
Causing the destruction you reap
Judgment has come
Find it and return to the One
Abandon the flesh
Self-interest: Broadway to death
Pride and the Greed
Hide and subdividing the seed
The knowledge of Good and Evil is what caused us to lie
Caused us to die
Let your emotions be crucified
Renounce all your thoughts
Repent and let your mind be re-taught
You’ll find what you sought…was based on the deception you bought
A perception of naught
Where the majority remains caught

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

Loving a lie
Not realizing in Adam, all die

[sing songy Chorus Outro]
It’s the mystery of Inequity
Say it’s the history of Inequity
Say it’s the misery of Inequity
When it all…
All falls down
I’m telling you all…
It all falls down

18 thoughts on “Lauryn Hill- Mystery Of Iniquity

  1. I have always loved anything by Lauryn Hill and this one is no exception. I love how she tells the truth. She keeps it real. It was a shame that she was jailed for something that the whites get away with. They hide their money in tax havens and never pay the price, but if you’re Black, the white man’s boot is always on your neck.

    Thanks for posting this one Prince!

    • Yes it’s a great song. L-Boogie did her thing on this one! The music industry went after her because she spoke too much TRUTH in this live show. She was talking about the racist demons that control the industry. So they got her on some trumped up tax charges. that’s how this beast of a system works. They are offended by truth,justice and equality. All the things they claim to stand for.lol We live in a racist,corrupt system and only a few will speak truth to power. You got to respect Lauryn for that!

      • I do indeed respect Lauryn Hill. I’ve got most of her music. And no, they don’t like it when the truth is put out there. They’ll find a way to try and take you down, just as they got her for some bullshit tax mess and they did the same with Wesley Snipes.

      • Yes that’s true. I heard that Wesley had his own compound somewhere in Atlanta I think. He was teaching black people about martial arts and self defense. I think the government got wind of it…and next thing you know he’s not doing big films anymore. I noticed he started to do a lot straight to dvd films. Then they got him on tax evasion I believe. The powers that be don’t like black people that think outside the box. They hate independent thinkers that want to empower their people. So Wesley had to be punished for that “crime”. But since his release from jail he’s back to doing films again. See how the Beast operates?

  2. Lauryn has ALWAYS spoken TRUTH. We wasn’t ready. Many still ain’t. She’s one of the STRONGER 1’s who got caught up. Erykah IS my GIRL like fa’ REAL fa real. But Lauryn gets MADDDDDDDD RA’speck fo’ stayin’ as TRUE as she could. Ya know.

    • No doubt! l-Boogie always speaks from the heart. That’s why her true fans love her so much. She has so much passion and honesty in her voice. It’s refreshing to hear that in music mainly because it’s so rare. What you know about my baby mama Erykah?lol

  3. I love Lauryn Hill! Very talented sista and she always have something positive and or important messages in her music, something we are desperately lacking today. ONE OF THE FEW Black Artist/Celebrities that I got MAAAAD respect for because she stayed true to who she is and REFUSED to sell her soul for fame and fortune. Her self-respect and dignity was more important. Again, maaaad respect!

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