Jacob Blake Shooting Scene Kenosha (Blac

Jacob Blake shooting scene, Kenosha, Wisconsin, August 23, 2020

Black Summer

There were good moments, of course, but I hope I never see another year like 2020.

A Tennessee tornado 

Took out the neighborhood

They closed up all the honkytonks

And now I’m gone for good

 

The coward found the helpless ones

And slammed them to the floor 

Nobody wants to be in this

Black summer anymore

 

It’s all gone crazy, who knows why?  

Maybe there’s a bad moon on the rise

Gotta make it through the winter to the other side

I hope that we can make it with our souls intact         

Black summer, don’t ever come back

Black summer, don’t ever come back

 

So I moved on to higher ground

Along the western shore

Found refuge here in all the places

I had loved before

 

But the sickness finally found me

Then went looking for more

Nobody wants to be in this

Black summer anymore

 

It’s all gone crazy, who knows why?

Better wear a mask, you better stay inside 

Gotta make it through the winter to the other side

I hope that we can make it with our souls intact

Black summer, don’t ever come back

Black summer, don’t ever come back

 

I thought it might be all a dream

Or maybe a mistake

As I watched the cellphone videos

Of Arbery, Floyd and Blake 

I pray this is the last of it  

We lock that bloody door

Nobody wants to be in this 

Black summer anymore

 

It’s all gone crazy, who knows why?

Are you coming with, or will you stay behind?

Gotta make it through the winter to the other side

I hope that we can make it with our souls intact

Black summer, don’t ever come back

Black summer, don’t ever come back

 

 

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