No looking back, cause in back is what's done

from Common – A Letter to the Law on Rap Genius

Meaning

Philosophically, Common asks his people to “accept” what has been tragically done to them, as bitterness and anger will not change “what’s done”. This line symbolizes the message in this poem: Common understands the anger, pain, frustration and even legitimate right to self defense against and oppressive State, but asks his people to be practical and peaceful in their struggle

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