Dunia Best and Aram Sinnreich of Dubistry wrote and recorded this song in July, 2016. Making and sharing this song is our only means of preserving sanity, love and dignity in the face of America's (and the world's) tragic turn towards hatred and fear.

    The song was recorded at the Institute for Popular Music in Bochum, Germany, with the help and contributions of Hans Nieswandt, Arno Kro, Fab Horn, and many others including our own children.

    Please share widely and listen often. We are greater together than we are alone.

    LYRICS

    Everybody screams
    At their laptops and TVs
    But policeman ears, they hear no sound
    Even when the father pleads
    For his children on his knees
    They don't see a man, they just see brown

    Then they shoot him in the chest
    And the shoot him in the legs
    And they shoot him in the back
    And they hear the voices beg
    "Please don't kill my father
    Let him live, let him live!
    Please don't kill my father
    He has so much to give!"

    Everybody screams
    At their laptops and TVs
    But policeman ears, they hear no sound
    Even when the daughter pleads
    She did nothing on her knees
    They don't see a girl they just see brown

    Then they beat her on the chest
    And they beat her on the legs
    And they beat her on the head
    And they hear the voices say
    "Please don't kill our daughter
    Let her live, let her live!
    Please don't kill our daughter
    She has so much to give!"

    Everyone believes
    What's on their laptops and TVs
    And policeman ears they hear no sound
    Even when our voices plead
    We did nothing on our knees
    They don't hear a world, they just hear brown

    Then they beat us on the chest
    And they beat us on the legs
    And they beat us on the head
    And they hear our voices say
    "Please don't kill our mother
    Let us live, let us live!
    Please don't kill our mother
    We have so much to give!"

    Don't kill our mothers and
    Fathers and
    Sisters and
    Brothers
    Cousins, aunts, uncles
    Grandfathers and 'mothers
    Don't kill our neighbors and
    Lovers and
    Millions of others
    Let us live
    Let us live

    #sayhisname #letuslive
    #sayhername #letuslive
    #getwoke #letuslive
    #staywoke #letuslive
    #blacklivesmatter #letuslive
    #sniperfire #letuslive
    #letuslive

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