America is called the land of the free
That’s funny because that’s not what I see
I’m scared for this world in which we live
Sitting here just wondering when will it all give
We live in a world consumed by hate
Don’t people realize it’s wrong to discriminate?
Why does the color of his skin determine his life?
Why must she constantly live with fright?
Afraid every day that she is going to die
Scared that his life will end in a homicide
For in this country if you’re not white
It seems every day you have to fight
Fight for just basic human rights
Won’t someone tell me how that is right!
Our black brothers and sisters have to live in fear
Each day they are crying more and more tears
For people who swore to protect mankind
Are killing people of color time after time
And each time it happens, we demand change
But somehow things just remain the same
And more innocent lives are taken from this world
Black men, women, boys, and girls
Killed in tragic, unjustful ways
Killed for just going about their day
Murdered for no other reason then the color of their skin
Leaving behind their grieving kin
Wives losing their husbands, mothers losing their sons
People losing their loved ones at the hand of guns
Corrupted cops being too rough and using their knees
Listening to the cries and desperate pleas
Not even stopping when he says “I can’t breathe”
How many more innocent lives must we lose?
How many more times are we going to let them get abused?
Now is the time to stand up and fight
Fight for them, fight for what is right
I may not be black, but this much is true
I see, hear, and grieve for you
And I will fight right by your side
Fight for all black lives
Because we are all creations of God
Everyone of us beautiful and worthy of love
Sent to this earth from our Father above
No one’s skin color should decide
Whether that person lives or dies
Change must happen, this is true, and that change starts with you