Algiers – Cleveland Lyrics

Cleveland by Algiers
Album : The Underside of Power
Released : 2017

I never saw your face but I can tell
You’re there and waiting at the Right Hand

Satan laughs but I swear
I can hear all the saints on their way down

Here come the Shirts in Brown and Black
With the flashing lights
They’re hiding
In different colors in the dead of night
They’re running Waller County, Texas where 4,000 died

And down in Jackson, Mississippi they don’t have to hide

But innocence is alive and it’s coming back one day

Here come the(m) boys in black and white
With the kerosene
It’s been the same evil power since in ‘63
They hang in Homewood, Alabama with the whitest sheets

And in Montgomery County, Maryland from a sapling tree

But innocence is alive and it’s coming back one day

I don’t think you’re gonna get away
With the Seal I can hear them singing

Kindra Chapman (we’re coming back)

Brother Andre Jones (we’re coming back)

Lennon Lacy (we’re coming back)

Sandra Bland (we’re coming back)

Roosevelt Pernell (we’re coming back)

Keith Warren (we’re coming back)

Alfred Wright (we’re coming back)

We’re coming back and any day now — it won’t be long…

The hand that brings the gavel down

Is the hand that ties the noose
The hand that finds you behind
And ties the thirteen loops

But that hand is gonna fold
The day is coming soon
When we fill it full of dust and resurrect the truth

‘Cause innocence is alive and it’s coming back one day

● Algiers – The Underside of Power (Album 2017)
01. Walk Like a Panther
02. Cry of the Martyrs
03. The Underside of Power
04. Death March
05. A Murmur. A Sign.
06. Mme Rieux
07. Cleveland
08. Animals
09. Plague Years
10. A Hymn for an Average Man
11. Bury Me Standing
12. The Cycle/The Spiral: Time to Go Down Slowly

○ Listen to “Algiers” Songs

● “Irony. Utility. Pretext. ”

[ Quotable ]
Find your favorite color
So you can wash it out
In your hymns
Correcting primitive cracks
Into straight lines
Superiority is born again

● “But She Was Not Flying ”

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And now he flips the coin of power with all of his friends
Deciding who is fit to go out and die
And who is black enough to be left behind
And who will model their exceptional lie
And just how many they can murder at the border line

● “And When You Fall ”

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When you got itYou forgot it was never yoursYou won’t know how but when it falls down
You’ll know exactly who we are

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