Change, Change, Change…
We scream out.
They laugh, they point, and they all doubt.
We take a knee,
And beg and plead,
We Scream out gasping…
I CAN’T BREATHE!
Now, the tides have washed away,
and death tolls, still they rise.
No one is listening,
many just turning their heads,
even the seemingly wise.
So at the last of all our strength,
We armor up.
We kiss our peace,
before we step out the door.
We’ve tried everything else, now’s the time,
we’ll destroy it all,
from the ceiling to the floor.
Can you hear us now?
Brothers and sisters we tried.
We knelt down defenseless,
while you beat us down til we cried.
But now the fight is on,
and we’ll scream until at last…
You see us as your equal,
and finally leave separation in the past.
You see, we just want justice.
And to tuck our children in without panic.
These heartaches, they have been weighing down,
causing us to be completely manic.
These are our last attempts at peace,
and yet you are surprised?
That we would seem overly violent,
after trying to be peaceful,
like you’ve been hypnotized.
You have no idea,
how hard these generations have been.
To be here decades later,
still fighting off these same violent trends.
We were born from a mother and a father,
just the same as you and your kin.
Yet always treated differently,
simply because the color of our skin.
We want our loved ones safe from harm,
we want a justified end.
We won’t stop and won’t be silenced,
Til we’re acknowledged face to face, and given a respectful mend.
So, stand up for something,
or get out of our way.
We’re going to tear the current kingdom down,
We’re gonna rebuild,
join hands in this nation,
and it starts today.
Join us or get left behind,
We’ll all come out, and if needed, push and shove.
No more death for simply existing,
This new world is gonna bring a brotherhood of love….