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1619: Bodies In The Water

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B-L-A-C-K
Black
Black
BL-AC-K
The color of my skin,
Blackalicious
Bubblelicious
chew me up and spit me
out again
Black, black, black
blatat, tat, tat
I mean African American
America home of the Brave
home of the Free
Are we really free?
I see the way you look at me
BOO!
Did I scare you,
did I make you jump
with my
I'm O.K -I won't hurt you- smile
Chump
Chump, chump
chop, chop,
eat away
cut away
at my
self- esteem
it seems like esteem
but really
I am
steaming
steaming mad
I know you're glad
cuz
I can't hurt you
1, 2, 22,62,
1492
Is that when
the first wave
of
Africans became American?
Home of the Brave
Home of the Free
Free
Free
Look and
Fuckin'
see
The chains
that are holding me
tight
tight
tight
so I won't forget
that my people
OUR people were
Stolen, traded, bartered for
You were bold, brave and free
that's why you put us in chains
so you could stifle me
You stole a mother, a father, a sister, a brother
a people, a culture, a heritage
but you can't take a
legacy
of warriors
queens
and
kings
founders
inventors
philosophy
and the
essence
of civilization
Shit
without us
how could you
survive,
think,
build
write
rule
rule, rule
You better go to school
but don't let those schools
fool you
You just get a paragraph in those history books
Blacks were slaves
Lincoln freed them
The End
They made him a hero
but the slave books read zero…
capitalism that is,
you were no longer lucrative
June 19th
We say Juneteenth
Free at last
Free at last
Thank God Almighty
We're Free at last
Freedom past
past, past
past right by
before Africans became Americans
OR was it the VOTE
Or that Rosa said NO!
Ooh they gonna get mad
some would say
but many people were glad
glad, glad
that they marched
marched
marched in the street
sprayed by water hose
bitten by dogs
just so we could
sit
where we wanted to on the bus
after a long day on our feet
feet
feet
It will be a defeat
If you don't remember those four little girls
they didn't die in vain
so that we could gain
a high school
drop out rate
of something insane
Oh we shall overcome
Power to my people
Niger
Negro
Afro
African
African-American
Do you know what time it is?
Hyphen is just a bridge
A bridge to what?
White consciousness
Please don't hyphenate me
Me, me
That is
black
Black
BLACK
Is it just the color of the skin
the coil of my hair
or the consciousness
that we are in,
in, in
aware that is
Where Home of the Brave
Home of the Free
it's just a wallet
Please Mr. Policeman
DON'T SHOT
ME

credits

from Blacklandia, released February 23, 2020
poem written by Stacey Marbrey. Produced and performed by Will Hammond Jr. for Dreamtree Entertainment. © Soul Folk Songs 2020

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Will Hammond Jr. San Francisco, California

Singer-songwriter Will Hammond Jr. hails from the San Francisco Bay Area. He co-wrote the hit song "Hold You Tight" for Warner Bros. artist Tara Kemp which went Top 3 on the Billboard Pop & R&B charts.

In 2008 his cd project entitled "To Be Continued..." turning heads via iTunes, Pandora and other social media streams.

Look out for his new project coming soon!

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