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say their names

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say their names

v1 scented candles, handmade cardboard signs
millions of people in the streets, children on the battle lines.
hot tears in my eyes, 400 years of pain,
honor their lives, say their names.

v2 the party’s over, and the store’s on fire
the highway to freedom is thick with tear gas,
and it’s paved with ribbon wire.
devil cops, high on meth
judge and jury, it’s a cult of death.

v3 fire hoses, rubber bullets, pepper spray fills our eyes,
the freedom train is coming, and there’s room for all black lives,
when a warrior falls, that spirit inspires us,
to tear down the walls, and nooses melt on the telephone wires.

"say their names"
by panu

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