Fred Gillen Jr.

Lyrics

Baltimore Burns

Baltimore Burns as Dr King rolls in his grave
and the dream that he gave us is buried along with him
Baltimore Burns as preachers preach peace
to ears that wouldn’t hear Jesus when he preached it in Palestine
Baltimore Burns as Trevor hangs on a cross
nobody saw because white sheets obscured their view
Baltimore Burns as the thirteenth amendment
is riddled with bullet holes at the police shooting range

Baltimore burns as the world turns
to stare at their screens, block out the nations’ screams

Baltimore Burns as the first black President
shakes hands with an oil executive and thanks him for the check that’s in the mail
Baltimore Burns as most of the local fire brigade
is conspicuously absent, watching from jail
Baltimore Burns, no number two pencil
could unravel the mystery of failing ghetto schools
Baltimore Burns as the minimum wage
still does not get raised and senators collect their pensions

Baltimore burns as the world turns
to stare at their screens, block out the nations’ screams

Baltimore Burns, a new news cycle is born
networks rise and fall on the tide of violence in our streets
Baltimore Burns, now black lives really matter
they’re raising the ratings with each window that they smash

Baltimore burns as the world turns
to stare at their screens, block out the nations’ screams

Posted Tuesday, February 21st 2017

 


What She Said


 03/1/2017    Prayer For America
 03/1/2017    Return of the Buffalo
 03/1/2017    Future Americans
 03/1/2017    Some Call It Karma, Some Call It Grace
 03/1/2017    She Loved
 03/1/2017    Price of Progress
 03/1/2017    Julia
 03/1/2017    Divided We Die
 03/1/2017    Alive
==>02/21/2017    Baltimore Burns
 02/21/2017    Fine Line Between Greatness and Desperation
 02/21/2017    Where Are You Tonight Fallen Angel?
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


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