Birthday Demos

by Helianthus

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This is an early sampling of our music- more is on the way! Please check out our Facebook page for upcoming performances in the Seattle area.

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Note: The Song for Sandra Bland was written in honor of the late activist, murdered by our corrupt and racist criminal "justice" system. Rest in Power. As white people, we do not wish to take over this conversation or capitalize on racist tragedies. This song is free to download and is intended as a respectful tribute. We support the Black Lives Matter movement. We welcome conversation on these issues, as well as any constructive criticism on how to be the best allies we can be.

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released February 1, 2016

Elliott- Vocals
Silas- Banjo, guitar, vocals
Miko- Mandolin

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Track Name: Song for Sandra Bland
Sandra
Presumed guilty
of knowing her rights
accused of disrespecting a system
that didn't respect her life

fully aware of the danger
of moving through this space
with the skin color and history
tied tightly to her race

I want to be surprisedb
but I'm just so disgusted
Sandra it makes me sick to think
you'll never see the justice
you were fighting for
yet another fallen warrior
leaving us to wonder
did you really surrender?

Was your soul just
torn asunder
did you choose to seize
what power you had left
or were you determined
to live through
but these killers left us bereft

no matter
how the story
really ended
what we know is
it began with
white power tripping
and a need for control

when police officers assault
there's no chance of parole
this unjust system stole your life
but they can't touch your soul