Colour me Black
United of States by god given right.
Unholy rage cast forth, shadows of night.
Star-Spangled Banner, is this your desire
Broken children lined up for the funeral pyre
The power you yield is not yours to own
Neither servant or saviour, this unholy throne.
Mistaken, no threat but unfounded fear,
Behold the shackles you hold to so dear
Black heavy, metal, does it make you feel strong,
Finger on trigger, to whom do you belong.
You speak not for me, nor my colour or creed
You now lie in wait as one who will bleed
Bleed not thy blood but heart, soul and mind,
Bear witness the grief, that which you designed
God with one nation and liberty for all.
Time will bear witness and watch as they fall
Colour me black, hood my youth
Challenge the ignorance, their ways, their untruth
Stand proud young men, don’t rise up in anger
Words be your sword, master and commander.
United of States, by god given right
Pray not mistake, injustice for might
Pray not sink deeper into pockets so deep
Riches pile up, while you lie and weep.