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Kham – BOTHAM Lyrics

BOTHAM By Kham

(Hook)
What’s a good time for a black man in America?
What’s a free life when you gotta hide cause they scared of ya?
tell me

(Verse 1)
R.I.P Trayvon rest in peace Botham
I know that both ya ain’t go out as you were ‘posed to
You send condolences through short sentences
Huh?
What?
Tell me who we consoling?
I know my life could change at any moment
and it won’t be due to something I did
Might be my look or cause of my appearance
Maybe the clothing that covers my skin
Might be the fear I project onto man
My phone may look like a gun in my pants
Your wrong assumption may lead to my end
Could be due to your own ignorance
Why talk about it cause it hits home
Picture my mom on the phone coming to terms with the fact that I’m gone
Could be the a devil in a uniform
Lurking in my rear view
Eyes bloodshot red
Lights on my face blue.

(Hook)
What’s a good time for a black man in America,
What’s a free life when you gotta hide cause they scared of ya,
Tell me
What’s a good time for a black man in America
What’s a free life when you gotta hide cause they scared of ya,
Tell me

[Atatiana Jefferson, Jamarion Robinson, Philando Castile, EJ Bradford, Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown, Charles Kinsley, De’von Bailey, Stephon Clark, Walter scott, Freddie Grey, Botham Jean]

(Verse 2)
Mama told me as a lil’ black boy growing up would be different,
To add to that she‘s an immigrant, the scapegoat of the system
She used to dress me in uniforms used to think it brought the wrong attention,
Now I understand she was doing that
solely for my protection,
To be black is to be stared at
To be black is to be feared
To be black is to be glared at
Im black and super rare
To be black is not a curse
My black is a blessing
To be black is to be fed up
Beat the block until they hear us

Bridge:
The blacker the berry 4X

(Verse 3)
How many lives do we have to lose to make the point clear nothing left to prove
How many times for us to realize the ones at top don’t care for our lives
Who has to die for them to see why a change must be made our lives are not safe,
(The blacker the berry)
If I came up in your house and hit your family where it hurts
If I treated you and your people like y’all ain’t have no worth
If I took your son or daughter and still got to walk free,
What would you do if I were you and you were me?

If you can’t see the issue I suggest you feel the cries,
Staying silent shows your loyalty to the other side
When we gon’ be less hostile and more human
Soon as we make progress they always get to…

*4 gunshots*