I Am Mike Brown

by Ari Herstand

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What's happening in the streets
What do you expect
When another young man is taken from this land
By the an officer whose job is to protect

The cops have tanks in American streets
Machine guns planted on the hood
Tear gas smoke blinds the media's eye
So the media can't see which to look

I am Mike Brown I am Trayvon.
I am Oscar Grant
I am every man who has been gunned down
I am every man who never had a chance

I will not give up I will not give up
I will not be free I will not be free
Till all my brothers
Can walk in peace

I will not forget I will not forget
I will not lay rest I will not lay rest
No one is free
When others are oppressed.

Every man of every shade
Has equal value and worth
If you look beneath the skin and get to know the man within
An other and a they becomes an us

I am Mike Brown I am Trayvon.
I am Oscar Grant
I am every man who has been gunned down
I am every man who never had a chance

I will not give up I will not give up
I will not be free I will not be free
Till all my brothers
Can walk in peace

I will not forget I will not forget
I will not lay rest I will not lay rest
No one is free
When others are oppressed.

Love will hold our streets in close
Love will get us through this mess
If we love our enemies like we love our family
There won't be another reason to protest

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released August 22, 2014
Words and Music by Ari Herstand

Recorded by Elijah Palnik

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