"A Message" lyrics - BRELAND

"A Message"

I'm pissed off
Really pissed off
So many names I could list off
How many more murders 'til it really hits y'all?
What it means to be black and American?
The fact that you could overlook the facts is embarassin'
It's twice the rate of police killings, no comparison
Took all this for y'all to act like you care again?
Moment of silence
So many brothers that we lost to the violence
Lean upon your neck is how they check for compliance
Say you're short of breath and in a second you're dyin'
So if you hit me with that "Not all police are that bad
I mean, like, what about my cousin's friend's dad?"
My problem ain't with everyone that wear a badge
It's the one that wanna abuse the power that they have
I coulda stayed quiet
Coulda probably acted like I wasn't phased by it
Posted 'bout the new project while they riot
But that ain't the type of thinkin' that'll change climates
Huh, you either part of the problem or the solution
And anybody can play a part in the revolution
You do it with your money, you battle it with your voice
'Cause at this point, I don't really think we have a choice

This place called Tobacco Road