05. Hands Up, Don’t Shoot

May 3, 2015
Dad Gindling

The Ferguson, Missouri unrest sparked this song, although, it speaks of much more than just one incident.

Hands up, don’t shoot
You don’t have to die
Being black is not a crime

Hands up, don’t shoot
Hands up don’t shoot
Hands up don’t shoot

To be a black man living in this country
I can’t fathom how it feels
Judged solely on the color of your skin
Is not this country’s ideal
Not this country’s founding ideal

Chorus
Hands up, don’t shoot
You don’t have to die
Being black is not a crime

Hands up, don’t shoot
Hands up don’t shoot
Hands up don’t shoot

How would I endure life as a black man?
If even for a day
How would my heart fit into his world?
Would I hate or would I pray?
Would I hate or would I pray?

Chorus

You see it in the news, almost every night
A black man dead under a white sheet
How has equality in this nation evolved?
When will the races find peace?
How will the races find peace?

Chorus

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