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New Chains (BLM Mix)

from Wild Inertia by Øhell

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Not blaming the victim here, but trying to let potential victims learn how they are being manipulated to victimize themselves and their communities. With the newfound self-esteem and solidarity instilled by the current anti-racist movement, every community of every color can benefit!

lyrics

Maestro -- Can we have a house-rockin' beat now? GO!

(Trevor Noah on reparations)

There is no way to say what I wanna say
But I'm gonna make a stab at it anyway

Well the money machine has got its gleam
But not if you're black and you're 17
And living in the city where there ain't no jobs
And the police and the President are ugly slobs
Who want more prisons and want more guns
Which they get buy cutting back on college funds
By keeping you poor they keep you their slave
Who's gotta play their game from cradle to GRAVE!

CHORUS:
Cradle to grave (x3)
Cradle to...

(Malcolm X on police brutality)

They put up billboards for expensive liquor
That say if you wanna have sex you've gotta pick her
Up a fifth of some brand that impresses her
The ads are everywhere putting on the pressure
And you see on TV all the Porches and Audis
Which you can't get even if you say PLEASE!
By making you want they're keeping you a slave
Who's gotta play their game from cradle to GRAVE!

CHORUS

(MLK Jr. on discrimination and poverty)

Your heroes got gold chains around their necks
Which they got by rappin' about money and sex
So you start selling crack to take up the slack
For the hole in your pocket where there should be cash
Then your money goes to buy expensive cars and booze
And with 14 karat chains you're ready to cruise
But those chains are the chains of a new kind of slave
Who's gotta play their game from cradle to grave

CHORUS x3

And if you're so smart why doncha come up with an answer to that one -- HUH!!

credits

from Wild Inertia, released September 20, 2020
Russ Forster: Vocals and Garage Band arranging and mixing

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Øhell San Francisco, California

Recorded 30 years ago at The Shoes' Short Order Recorder studio in Zion, IL, these tracks remained mainly abandoned until re-mixed at Beast Of Baden studio in early 2020 and my own Blue Vic studio in mid-2020. Thanks for listening!

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