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Voicing: SSAA & Alto Solo

Words and Music by Liv Grace

Arr. Liv Grace & Grace Brigham

Commissioned by National Concerts for the 2022 ACDA Western Division Conference.

 

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About

This song is dedicated to the hundreds of beautiful souls who senselessly and brutally lost their lives to police brutality.

Eric; John; Michael; Ezell; Dante; Michelle; Laquan; George; Tanisha; Akai; Tamir; Rumain; Jerame; Matthew; Frank; Natasha; Tony; Anthony; Mya; Phillip; Eric; Walter; William; Alexia; Brendan; Victor; Jonathan; Freddie; Joseph; Salvado; Sandra; Albert; Darrius; Billy; Samuel; Michael; Brian; Christian; Troy; Assham; Felix; Keith; Junior; Lamantez; Paterson; Dominic; Anthony; Alonzo; Tyree; India; La'vonte; Michael; Jamar; Richard; Nathaniel; Benni; Miguel; Michael; Kevin; Bettie; Quintonio; Keith; Janet; Randy; Antronie; Wendell; David; Calin; Dyzhawn; Christopher; Marco; Peter; Torrey; Darius; Kevin; Mary; Demarcus; Willie; Terrill; Sylville; Alton; Philando; Terence; Paul; Alteria; Jordan; Aaron; Ronell; Stepon; Antwon; Botham; Pamela; Dominique; Atatiana; Christopher; Christopher; Eric; Michael; Breonna; George.

Text

I can’t do this anymore

See my brothers on the floor

Pushed and shoved against the wall

It’s like we’re not human at all

I told my mother

That I’m ‘bout to go to war

I grab my sisters and brothers and others

Hand in hand we start the march

The enemy’s pushin’ me down

(Pushin’ me down)

Down to the ground (Uh-huh)

Yeah the enemy’s guns on my crown

(guns on my crown)

But bulletholes don’t phase me

I’ve seen the enemy kneel on my neck

(Kneel on my neck)

Face to the floor

Eyesight hazy

Might not be able to breathe, but believe

Tonight you gonna hear me roar

I said hear me roar

Hear me roar

I said hear me roar

Oh, I can’t do this anymore

See my brothers on the floor

Pushed and shoved against the wall, yeah

It’s like we’re not human at all

Oh, grab your mothers

And fathers

And sisters

And brothers

And others

Hand in hand

We will stand

Lift our voices

Fend for one another

We will not back down

No they cannot stop us now

The battle’s just begun

We not gon’ stop until we’ve won

Who cares if the enemy’s pushing me down

(Pushing me down)

Down to the ground (Uh-huh)

Said the enemy’s guns on my crown

(Got they guns on my crown)

But bulletholes don’t phase me

I’ve seen the enemy kneel on my neck

(Kneel on my neck)

Teargas and my eyes get hazy

Might not be able to breathe, but believe

Tonight you gonna hear me roar

I said hear me roar

Hear me roar

I said hear me roar

Hear us roar

Hear me roar

Hear me roar

Hear me roar

Hear me roar

-Liv Grace