Uncivil War

Hundred and fifty years
from confederate to counterfeit
what do you still do but hold a man down.
We’re all gone from the kingdom
private lives gone without reason
it’s gonna be a long, hard walk to FREEDOM.

Chorus:
It’s a real long way…from Gettysburg to Ferguson
from Selma to old Baltimore
It’s a real long way…from Emmett Till to Freddie Gray
A real long way from here to FREEDOM.

A war of little hope
police just have too much rope
black lightening’s on fire year after year.
It’s a war of ignorance
can’t say nothin’ ‘cept what it is
still a long way to liberty and FREEDOM.

Chorus:
It’s a real long way…from Gettysburg to Ferguson
from Selma to old Baltimore
It’s a real long way…from Emmett Till to Freddie Gray
A real long way from here to FREEDOM.

Can’t believe what you see
there ain’t no truth if you’re not free
it’s only racial shame and poverty.
Ancient hate and old oak trees
you just see violence on TV
it’s the tipping point, the tipping point of FREEDOM.

Chorus:
It’s a real long way…from Gettysburg to Ferguson
from Selma to old Baltimore
It’s a real long way…from Emmett Till to Freddie Gray
A real long way from here to FREEDOM.

Win big and you take it all
pretty soon, you’re bound to fall
that lonesome walk should make you feel damn small.
The truth about freedom is
the light of hope, all shades of skin
the color of no color is the color of FREEDOM.

Chorus:
It’s a real long way…from Gettysburg to Ferguson
from Selma to old Baltimore
It’s a real long way…from Emmett Till to Freddie Gray
A real long way from here to FREEDOM.