As heard on BBC Radio 1 with Dev Griffin.
Released on August 7, 2020
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So Where's our hope meant to come from?
Because We're lost if we place our hope in you.
We're lost if we sit around and wait for you to change.
Hoping that one day we'll be seen as.... human.
And where's our justice meant to arrive from?
If this world is soaked in White supremacy
Saturating its ancient laws,
Like an infernal stream of thought forever flowing through time
Drowning us at birth,
Seeping into our graves,
Placing Tender droplets upon our foreheads,
Baptising our shame,
Because Our freedom
Our freedom was once a crime,
Our freedom was once denied,
Our freedom was once despised
And you can't seem to abolish that thought From your mind,
No matter how hard you try,
You Fear the equality of truth,
Will burst your riverbanks by changing its tides,
Are we so difficult to love?
So easy to hate,
Is it commonplace to devalue our lives?
Under the pretense that we devalue your Space?
All Ghettos are man-made
Orchestrated with a smile,
All Racism is mapped,
We just navigate its sick design,,
So Spare me your liberal cries,
Or carefully painted protest signs,
Because I know that today's ally so woke,
Can float with tomorrow's white flight,
It's just a matter of time,
As we all sink into this difficult history,
400+ years underwater
And I'm still struggling to breathe.
So what happens to a dream deferred?
Does it now explode into nothingness,
Without a word,
Without a thought,
Or the idea that it will ever be heard,
A Well meaning gesture drenched by the pressure of:
Hoping that one day..... we'll be seen as.... human.
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