So, this came with my frustrations with Charlottesville and the alt-right movement. I will be trying to write more peaceful protest songs, too, because I don't think violence is the solution to building tolerance and equality. But, silence in the face to hate is also not he answer. Peacemaking is not about allowing those with hate in their hearts to hurt others. It is about standing up for those who are being bullied.
1. Standing in your shirt so white,
It's your fifteen minutes of fame.
Sweat drips down, your eyes shine bright,
Is protecting a statue your aim?
'Cause your mouth is spewing hate
To the protestors who wait
As you stand under a rebel's flag,
Chanting out "blood and soil"
Burning the midnight oil
Shouting out "pussy" and "fag"...
For shame, for shame, for shame
Tamping down your white guilt
Throwing all the blame, the blame, the blame
On anyone who's not yourself
Holding up a flame, a flame, a flame
Trying to intimidate all those you hate
Shame, shame, shame.....
2. Marching in your shirt so white,
Do they think that this is a game?
Crowd pushes back--they want a fight?
'Cause that's really why you came...
If it's a white man's world,
Why don't you have a girl?
Where did your power go?
You don't want to sit in silence
So you've turned to violence
To turn down that voice in your soul...
3. Standing in your shirt so white,
Everyone knows your name.
A press conference, you have the mic
You said, "Both sides are to blame".
Sir, you know deep in your soul
This came from your control:
You went and fed this monster.
Too weak to realize
Too late to apologize
We know you're an imposter.
Blame it on the "fake news",
Immigrants, blacks, Jews.
Blame it on the poor.
Blame it on feminists,
We know what's in store.....
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