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we peacefully protest, we stand or take a knee "get off the field!" they say 'disrespectful' is all we'll be   they go to work,  gun strapped on tight "blue lives matter!" they say
We walked in peace,  signs in the sky   You responded  with an army   We asked for  equality, justice   You flooded us with rubber bullets and tear gas instead
Hot topic time, what about race? It’s a great moment to talk about the issue staring us in our face. You see, during the Great Depression Black people had it the worst.
the people are protesting some michigan fool carried a  confederate flag in the street (doesn't he know it isn't his flag that is the flag of  my people we bled under that
Silence We were suppose to be silent. Kids poured out of classrooms Their mouths still moving, Chatter fills the room.   Talking
Brother, father.  A son and daughter.  See, fresh water.   Look, there’s an otter!   What’s an otter doing underwater?   
Politics & Religion Were never meant for polite society My parents taught me. But polite society doesn't exist At least in this day and age. Now and again vulgarities show Marring perfect plans
Scarecrow and lion Tin Man too Side by side All in awe Too much dust Not enough water Covered up truths Buried under evil
One in a million Her voice shouts loud One in a million It seems to drown Does anyone ever make a difference Do the stomps of her feet and the beat of her heart Crying out towards the sky
Some things in this world give me hopeWhen I hear the clash of voices speak outI am surprised by the peoples empathy
Flag of blue, white, yellow, and green Outside of the country, that is all that is seen  But, I flew, to the other side of the world  For 9 months, an unexpected land unfurled   
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