Ashes

Smell the ashes

Feel the heat

Talking heads scratch their scalps

Baltimore_Riot_1861

Baltimore_Riot_1861

Wondering

Why do they burn

The places they

sleep and eat

Whose side are you on boys

The money

Or the free

Of the people by the people

Baltimore Riots 1968

Baltimore Riots 1968

Ain’t just a slogan

Its a history lesson

Power comes from those

Whom you govern

The more you tighten you fist

The more slips through your fingers

Whose side are you on boys

The money

Or the free

 

You lock up our children

kill our friends

ignore the laws

of the land

enrich your selves

free the bank thieves

Baltimore Riots 2015

Baltimore Riots 2015

personify

the corporations

while you abandon

the citizenry

Calling it freedom

As if we cant see

The Balance sheet

Whose side are you on boys

The money

Or the free

 

then you wonder

why we burn

March in the streets

raid the stores

fight the police

who protect the corporate whores

And treat us like

the enemy

 

what are we to do

while they leech off our ills

and lock up our children

for victimless crimes

while the 1%

destroy at will

and suffer no harm

For their criminal wills

Whose side are you on boys

The money

Or the free

 

Corporations are people

Money is speech

But citizens

are just cogs in the machine

Whose side are you on boys

The money

Or the free

 

Offer people cake

And they make guillotines

So don’t be surprised

When they burn everything

You can’t take and take

From those who make

And beat them down

Every time they speak

Then act surprised when

When they get irate

 

Whose side are you on boys

The money or the free

Land of the brave

Home of the free

Whose side are you on boys

The money

Or the free

Whose side

are you on boys

Do you really wonder

Why they’re┬áburning the streets

Whose side are you on boys

In the Land of the free


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