Bigger Thomas

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There's hotheads in Chicago
Ganging up and throwing out
Any chance to make a difference
Or make their mamas proud

There's bloodstains down in Roseland
We’ve made the devil’s bed
Four more boys in jailcells
One more boy is dead

Boom, boom, baby
It's do or die
When you're staring down a barrel at Richard Wright
It's bigger than a trigger
Or black and white
It crosses all of them old gang lines
Look you in the face
Punch you in the eye
A low down feeling deep inside
It's a low down feeling deep inside
There's a low down feeling buried deep inside of me
And you

There’s hotheads up for sergeant
Heavy weapons and fast machines
The fear of death in young men
Before they learn to breathe

There’s a case for reparations
At least to try and understand
The fundamental consequence
Of such a painful past

Boom, boom, baby
It's do or die
When you're staring down a barrel at Richard Wright
It's bigger than a trigger
Or black and white
It crosses all of them old gang lines
Look you in the face
Punch you in the eye
A low down feeling deep inside
It's a low down feeling deep inside
There's a low down feeling buried deep inside of me
And you

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from Barefoot and Bottomed Out, released January 7, 2016

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