A new friend wrote this amazing song about Black Lives Matter and asked that I share it. We can all be a part of change. Check out the powerful lyrics below.

never google “my rights” or “slave patrol”
© 2016 harper blue music

Written and performed by Seranine

Lyrics:

are you still frightened of these black guys
while they’re bleeding out dying
with broken bones
these entry-wounds-in-the-back guys
hands-up-and-gunned-down guys
trying to go home
sellin loose cigarettes to get by
breathin to stay alive
for that getting choked
sometimes we watch it on a stream live
bodycammin’ white lies
as they get told

what do we tell a kid whose dad died
just for being alive
and black and tall
hey don’t get angry this is just life
never google “my rights”
or “slave patrol”
CNN prints an official line
sayin he was a bad guy
not the guy you know
remember smile during this fight
keep your voice and tone light
don’t let it show

when i say black lives matter
i say we can do better
than saying that isn’t so
when i say all lives matter
i am a mad white hatter
saying trust me
i know
i know

when i say violent super predator thug
when i say criminal deadbeat
i say not human like us
i cover slurs with blurry words the FCC says are fine
prejudice is alright
just keep it inside these lines
please
i’m a fair and balanced person, cuz
you know what i mean
i’m not racist
my blackface is reserved for halloween
they’re just a lesser kinda creature
we should really help out
lock up the ones we don’t kill
and tell the rest to calm down
we say
stand up, kid, this is my favorite song
we kinda whitewashed the part
where slaves got blown up by bombs
and we laughed
’cause they were property
that just got away
i wrote the law
it says i own you
the american way
this coded language
lets us say shit
that’s way beyond the pale
like lemme think
slavery’s over
yeah
now we call it jail
so now she’s
goin’ alone to daddy daughter dinner dances
amateur rappers like me
tryin’a give voice to her sadness
but the blackness
is something that white chicks could never explain
so i hope they’ll listen to me
when i say look at her pain
while they’re all
smile, kid, your dad was on PCP
oh, what, you didn’t notice that
while he helped you learn to read
yeah did you see more than just one problem
that he might’ve once had
did you see a whole human being
inside the man you called dad
when i say hands in the air
and he puts his hands up
i say he’s coming right for me
i say he’s covered in drugs
how could he go for a gun
with both his hands in the air
i don’t know
how many arms do super predators have

when i say black lives matter
i say we can do better
than saying that isn’t so
when i say black lives matter
i say we can do better
than saying that isn’t so
when i say black lives matter
when i say black lives matter
when i say black lives matter
when i say black lives matter
i say black lives matter
i say black lives matter
i say black lives matter
i say black lives matter
black lives matter
black lives matter
black lives matter
black lives matter

we mad at kaep ’cause he won’t stand
and he’s inspirin’ kids
lay on they back throw up they hands
say yo we dyin’ like this
please help us
and white america says shhh not right now
i’m tryin’a watch some tv
so if you could please keep it down
it took me hours to get back home safe to my family
don’t you see
how your protests are inconveniencing me
demonstrate quietly, like mlk to me, in history
let me hear about black lives
in a class where i fall asleep
hey that reminds me
did you hear that brangelina are through?
they were together forever
yeah this is really big news
you wanna know what i think jennifer aniston thinks
how ’bout you wake the fuck up
they’re getting shot in the streets
while we call vandals like ryan
32-year-old boys
we’re letting 12-year-old black kids get killed for carrying toys
in their hands
out on the playground man
do you understand
how fucked-up it is we tell boys a gun will make you a man
’cause cops and robbers is a game when everyone is a peer
but real cops
don’t go to playgrounds holding toys like tamir’s
their toys are bigger and badder
get shot and never get up
and they’ll bring peace to your neighborhood when they’ve turned it to dust
they say to serve and protect
like a storm comin through
so i hope y’all dress for the weather
i hope you dress bulletproof

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