ABOUT DAMN TIME

About Damn Time (single) (2021). Lyrics by Dan Zlotnick

Fresh faces in the protest line
Hands rise and they’re white like mine
Voices join in passion and rhyme
It’s not brave, it’s about damn time


Where was I before? Standing by, no more

You’re so mad about some busted windows
Cherry pick your favorite Dr. King quotes
But what’d you do when you first smelled smoke
You looked away kept your loud mouth closed


Where was I before? Standing by, no more

Lessons learned from a dusty textbook
Ignorance won’t let you off of the hook
It’s all there if you’d just take a look
The word “privilege” got the white man shook


Where was I before? Standing by, no more

All my songs go 1-4-5
Delta Blues 1899
Rock ‘n’ roll leeched and bleached through time
Hard to say that my music is mine


Where was I before? Standing by, no more

 

Fresh faces in the protest line
Hands rise and they’re white like mine
Voices join in passion and rhyme
It’s not brave, it’s about damn time


Where was I before? Standing by, no more

Where was I before? Standing by, no more