The BLM Suite

by Dr. Pants

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Quick and dirty, not properly mixed or mastered. Speaking to the issue(s) at hand, hopefully. Paying tribute to black artists who made a huge difference for me? Definitely. Brought forth with the best intent and the utmost respect.

All proceeds will go to the Oklahoma City chapter of Black Lives Matter. So tell your friends.

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TIRED OF THE MAN WHO CAN’T SEE HIS OWN PRIVILEGE
THE MAN WHO SPEAKS RACIST AND WON’T CHANGE HIS USAGE
SIMPLY WON’T BELIEVE IN ANOTHER MAN’S EXPERIENCE
FOR HIM COLOR OF SKIN WILL DETERMINE GUILT OR INNOCENCE
I DON’T KNOW HOW TO GET HIM TO FACE IT
THE STARK, EVIL TRUTH THAT THE SYSTEM IS RACIST
ALL THE WALLS HE’S BEEN BUILDING FOR YEARS
MADE OF LIES HE ASCRIBED TO AND COLORS THAT HE FEARED

TAKE THE POWER BACK FROM THE WHITE JURIES AND JAILERS
ARREST THE COPS WHO SHOT BREANNA TAYLOR
OTHER PERPETRATORS TOO NUMEROUS TO LIST
HANGING MEN ON TREES, GOTTA FIND OUT WHO’S DOING THIS
NO CHANCE WE’LL EVER GO BACK
TO THE WAY THINGS WERE BEFORE GEORGE WAS ATTACKED
AND YEAH, I KNOW I’M A WHITE GUY
BUT LISTEN UP AS WE RECITE THE BATTLE CRY

BLACK LIVES MATTER

I WAS ONLY SIXTEEN WHEN THEY FAILED RODNEY KING
I’M FORTY-FIVE NOW AND I UNDERSTAND HOW
GESSO JURY PROTECTING WHITE FRAGILITY
PAINTING OVER BLACK SUFFERING AND RE-WRITING REALITY

SOME OF Y’ALL THINKING THAT’S WHERE IT BEGAN
BEST LISTEN TO THEIR VOICES SO YOU CAN UNDERSTAND
CENTURIES OF FEAR, HATE, PAIN AND OPPRESSION
AND IT’S ALL STILL GOING SO YOU BETTER LEARN YOUR LESSON

DUDES WHO LOOK JUST LIKE JEFF SESSION
ENGAGING IN VOTER SUPPRESSION
REDRAW LINES AND CHANGE THE DISTRICTS
AFFECTING LAWS, POWER AND HISTORY
WHITE PEOPLE KEPT THEM IN POWER
NOW IT’S THE ELEVENTH HOUR
CAST YOUR VOTE TO END THE NIGHTMARE
FOR THE FREEDOM FIGHTERS
THIS IS OUR FAULT

VOTE FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T
YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND
ALL THIS DEATH OCCURRING INDIRECTLY BY YOUR HAND

TAKING A MOMENT TO TELL Y’ALL HOW SICK I AM
OF OLDER WHITE FOLKS SAYING HIP HOP AIN’T MUSIC
YOUR ASSESSMENT IS UNEDUCATED
YOUR MUSICOLOGY KNOWLEDGE IS ABBREVIATED
YOU’RE ACTING LIKE YOU CAN TELL AN ANGRY BLACK MAN
TO PACKAGE HIS FEELINGS ALL UP INSIDE A SODA CAN
ALL SWEET AND SPARKLY SO YOU CAN DRINK IT REAL EASY
CUZ YOU CAN’T HANDLE IT RAW, IT MAKES YOU SICK AND QUEASY
YOU DON’T GET THE WHOLE PICTURE IN HISTORY CLASS
WONDER WHY MILES WOULDN’T UNCLE TOM FOR YOUR ASS
COPS BUSTED HIM UP, TOO
ASSAULTED AND ARRESTED FOR CHILLIN’ OUTSIDE THE VENUE
FOR DECADES BLACK ANGER HAS BEEN BUILDING
AND YOU CRITIQUE THE MUSIC THEY USE TO EXPRESS THEIR FEELINGS?
YOUR HATE OF HIP HOP IS JUST STRAIGHT UP RACIST
YOU’D RATHER BULLSHIT US THAN FACE IT

SAY THEIR NAMES:

EMMETT TILL
MEDGAR EVARS
HENRY SMITH
JOHN CRAWFORD
MALICE GREEN
MICHAEL BROWN
RAMARLEY GRAHAM
EZELL FORD
JEMEL ROBINSON
DANTE PARKER
JAMES ALEXANDER
MARY TURNER

RYAN SMITH
LAQUAN MCDONALD
DERRICK AMBROSE
TANISHA ANDERSON
ADDIE COLLINS
AKAI GURLEY
CAROL MCNAIR
TAMIR RICE
CAROLE ROBERTSON
RUMAIN BRISBON
CYNTHIA WESLEY
JERAME REID
NICHOLAS HEYWARD
JAMES POWELL
CHRISTOPHER WHITFIELD
FRANK SMART
WILLIE MCCOY
ERNEST LACY
VICTOR WHITE
NATASHA MCKENNA
MARCUS SMITH
TONY ROBINSON
CHAVIS CARTER
ANTHONY HILL
MARTIN ANDERSON
MYA HALL
CHRIS MCCORVEY
PHILLIP WHITE
BRADLY BLACKSHIRE
ERIC HARRIS
TIMOTHY THOMAS
WALTER SCOTT
REGINALD DOUCET
WILLIAM CHAPMAN
DANROY HENRY
ALEXIA CHRISTIAN
KARVAS GAMBLE
BRENDON GLENN
ERIC REASON
VICTOR LAROSA
KORRYN GAINES
JONATHAN SANDERS
PHILLIP PANNELL
FREDDIE GRAY
NATHANIEL PICKETT
JOSEPH MANN
BENNI TIGNOR
SALVADO ELLSWOOD
MIGUEL ESPINAL
SANDRA BLAND
MICHAEL NOEL
ALBERT DAVIS
KEVIN MATTHEWS
DARRIUS STEWART
BETTIE JONES
BILLY DAVIS
QUINTONIO LEGRIER
SAMUEL DUBOSE
KEITH CHILDRESS
MICHAEL SABBIE
JANET WILSON
BRIAN DAY
RANDY NELSON
CHRISTIAN TAYLOR
TAYLER ROCK
TROY ROBINSON
DONTRE HAMILTON
ASSHAMS MANLEY
TIMOTHY CAUGHMAN
MICHAEL STEWART
SYLVILLE SMITH
FELIX KUMI
COREY JONES
KEITH HARRISON
TYRE KING
ALONZO SMITH
ERIC GARNER
TYREE CRAWFORD
MILES HALL
INDIA KAGER
KENDRICK JOHNSON
LAVANTE BIGGS
CHARLEENA LYLES
MICHAEL MARSHALL
MICHAEL DEAN
JAMAR CLARK
TRAYVON MARTIN
RICHARD MATTHEWS
RENISHA MCBRIDE
KIWANE CARRINGTON
OSCAR GRANT
KALIEF BROWDER
DARRIEN HUNT
TROY HODGE
ANTRONIE SCOTT
WILLIAM GREENE
WENDELL CELESTINE
AHMAUD ARBERY
DAVID JOSEPH
DION JOHNSON
CALIN ROQUEMORE
TONY MCDADE
DYZHAWN PERKINS
JAMEL FLOYD
CHRISTOPHER DAVIS
RAYSHARD BROOKS
MARCO LOUD
ITALIA KELLY
JAMES BYRD
DAVID MCATEE
PETER GAINES
CHRIS BEATY
TORREY ROBINSON
DARIUS ROBINSON
TERRANCE CRUTCHER
KEVIN HICKS
PAUL O’NEAL
MARY TRUXILLO
ALTERIA WOODS
DEMARCUS SEMER
BOBBY RUSS
AMODOU DIALLO
JORDAN EDWARDS
WILLIE TILLMAN
AARON BAILEY
TERRILL THOMAS
RONELL FOSTER
DEMETRIUS DUBOSE
STEPHON CLARK
ALTON STERLING
COREY CARTER
PHILANDO CASTILE
ELIJAH MCCLAIN
BREANNA TAYLOR
GEORGE FLOYD

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released July 3, 2020
Composed/performed/produced by David C. Broyles.

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Dr. Pants Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Dr. Pants and Weird Files are the musical monikers of David Broyles, a songwriter/composer from Oklahoma City. Rock, folk, hip hop, electronic music, chamber composition and other things, from a nerdy, quirky perspective.

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