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Ferguson's Burning

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Published on Aug 18, 2014

A song I wrote on Monday, August 18th, about the killing of Michael Brown and the violence in Ferguson, MO.

Arrest Darren Wilson. Make cops use wearable camera technology.

Sign this petition to help enact legislation to curb police violence: http://www.change.org/petitions/presi...

Lyrics:
Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown
18 years old, now he's dead in the ground
He shot him six times, his hands over his head
He held not a weapon, he was not a threat
Michael Brown died in the Ferguson streets
Officer Wilson got weeks of paid leave
The message was clear, broadcast over the nation:
Kill a young black man, win a vacation

Feguson's burning, and the world's turning away

The folks of Missouri they could not stand by
They took to the streets and let angry flags fly
The all-white police force felt they had to step in
They met them with SWAT gear and chemical weapons
They stirred up the chaos and turned on the masses
Turned out the streetlights, wore night vision glasses
The governor urges we must react calmly
While the killers in power turn into an army

Ferguson's burning, and the world's turning away

When the fires burn out and the tear gas disperses
When the work is all done for the doctors and the nurses
The cops may stop shooting and the streets get less wild
But Michael Brown's mother will never get back her child
And the hatred and fear White America harbors
Will only grow bigger beneath thick body armor
So keep a close eye on our laws and our leaders
No justice for Mike Brown, there's none for you either

www.ezrafurman.com

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