Monday, 1 June 2020

Freeing Mandela With Tracy Chapman


 A Timely Conversation
With My Brother
Julian Thompson


Julian:       In 1987 Tracy Chapman played in Zimbabwe and I went to the concert.
 It was an anti-apartheid concert. I guess Zimbabwe was a frontline at that time .Nelson was still in prison.
All I will say is wow!



Across the lines Who would dare to go
Under the bridge
Over the tracks
That separates whites from blacks
Choose sides
Run for your life
Tonight the riots begin
On the back streets of America
They kill the dream of America
Little black girl gets assaulted
Ain't no reason why
Newspaper prints the story
And racist tempers fly
Next day it starts a riot
Knives and guns are drawn
Two black boys get killed
One white boy goes blind
Across the lines
Who would dare to go
Under the bridge
Over the tracks
That separates whites from blacks
Choose sides
Run for your life
Tonight the riots begin
On the back streets of America
They kill the dream of America
Little black girl gets assaulted
Don't no one know her name
Lots of people hurt and angry, she's the one to blame
Across the lines
Who would dare to go
Under the bridge
Over the tracks
That separates whites from blacks
Choose sides
Run for your life
Tonight the riots begin
On the back streets of America
They kill the dream of America


Source: LyricFind

Many thanks to my brother Julian. 01/06/2020





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