We Will Remember
(Tune: “The Water is Wide”)
Lyrics by Vicki Ryder (2014)
We will remember Michael Brown,
Eighteen years old when they shot him down.
A human being just in his prime,
And “walking black” was his only “crime.”
Jonathan Ferrell, Emmett Till,
Kimani Gray, Traveres McGill,
Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell,
And Oscar Grant, we remember well….
We Grannies all cry out in pain
To see it happen once again.
We worked to end Jim Crow at last,
And we won’t go back to our racist past.
The cops with guns across our land
Have got to stop and understand
That all of us are Michael Brown…
And tho’ they try, they won’t keep us down.
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