Black Lives Matter

©2020 Garrett Clevenger

 

Chorus:

A     Em   Never give up.                  Keep on fighting.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on striving.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on dreaming.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on screaming!

 

A                        Sailing towards their American shore the

Em                     slave traders stand on a

G                        ship of misery full of people

Bm    A            ripped from their land.

 

A                        They see bodies thrown overboard

Em                     into the sea.

G   Bm             Captives too sick or who died by

A                        brutality.

 

Chorus:

A     Em   Never give up.                  Keep on fighting.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on striving.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on dreaming.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on screaming!

 

A                        Slaves were sold, both young and old,

Em                     to the highest bid.

G                        Even Thomas Jefferson raped a

Bm    A            slave who birthed his kid.

 

A                        Cops on the street donít miss a beat.

Em                     They still will kill

G   Bm             with no shame a young black man

A                        just for a thrill.

 

Chorus:

A     Em   Never give up.                  Keep on fighting.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on striving.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on dreaming.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on screaming!

 

Bm

A

Bm

A

Bm                    Itís never too late for a

A                        civil conversation.

Bm                    Hear the people on the streets in

A                        mass demonstration.

G                        Itís time to end the

Bm                    racist power reign.

G                        With liberty and justice for

A                        all we sing:

 

Bm                    Black lives matter!

G    F#m          Stop the hate!

Bm                    Black lives matter!

G    A               Donít discriminate.

Bm                    Black lives matter!

G    F#m          Just like everyone.

G                        But the mad hatter

A                        has a loaded gun.

 

Bm                   

G    F#m         

Bm                   

G    A                

Bm                   

G    F#m         

Bm                   

G                        

A                       

 

Bm                    Black lives matter!

G    F#m          It could be you.

Bm                    Black lives matter!

G    A               Killed by the blue.

Bm                    Black lives matter!

G    F#m          No more murder!

G                       Stop the slaughter!

A                        Love is the

Bm                    cure.

 

Chorus chords:

A     Em

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A                        I had a dream an alien race

Em                     enslaved humanity.

G                        They gave the racist haters here

Bm    A            karmic equality.

 

A                        Despite the justifiable resentment

Em                     one would feel

G   Bm             Black lives freed them then everyone

A                        became equal.

 

Chorus:

A     Em   Never give up.                  Keep on fighting.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on striving.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on dreaming.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on screaming!

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on singing.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on bringing.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on growing.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on knowing,

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on shining.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on climbing.

A     Em   Never give up.          Keep on loving.

 

Bm                    Black lives matter!