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Under the Devil's Knee

Tré Burt
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Una ballata narrativa in puro stile folk per raccontare le sorie di George Floyd, Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor
Under the devil's knee oh lord, I'm under the devil's knee
screamin' ""I cannot breathe"" oh lord, from under the devil's knee

When George Floyd was a young boy in a project called ""The Bricks""
it was hard to see a way out of Houston, Texas
all them kids would tease him because of where he lived
but he never planned to stay long a Cuney Homes kid
yea his love for basketball got him a scholarship
all the way at South Florida State

He came back after two years lookin for a job
but got wrapped back up in bullshit pled guilty to the law
George came outta prison with his head on straight
teachin' all the neighborhood children the good ol christian way
till his life was taken from him for no reason but his race
on the twenty fifth of May

Under the devil's knee oh lord, I'm under the devil's knee
screamin' ""I cannot breathe"" oh lord, from under the devil's knee

Eric was his first name and Garner was his last
yea he hailed from New York City and had to grow up fast
all he learned from highschool was how to fix a car
cos the state don't fund the schools where them brown kids are
in a system built to fail him and incentivised to charge
he just did what he had to do

Out on Staten Island on a hot day in July
like a man of peace that he was breakin' up a fight
And officer Pantaleo, that crooked little swine
he put Eric in a chokehold and squeezed away his life
he left behind 6 children, and stolen from his wife
I curse the day you ever opened up your eyes

Under the devil's knee oh lord, I'm under the devil's knee
screamin' ""I cannot breathe"" oh lord, from under the devil's knee

In Louisville, Kentucky the DA and the mayor
have yet to charge the three thugs who killed Breonna Taylor
they broke into her home at midnight unannounced
without badges or a warrant so her boyfriend stood his ground
to protect the woman he loved and they fired 20 rounds
shooting blindly through the curtains from outside

Breonna worked the long shift on her way to be a nurse
how I wish I coulda saved her from this American Curse
don't tell me your position don't need no sympathy
your bleeding heart's complicit if you ain't in the street
now's the time to use that privilege and wake up from your sleep
or get out the way we ain't waitin' for next time

Under the devil's knee oh lord I'm under the devil's knee
oh I'm screamin I cannot breathe my lord
from under the devil's knee

7/4/2021 - 23:47



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