Xmas In Gotham

from Winter Worn EP by Wool See

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We seeking vengeance like batman
With the vision of Burton
It’s Christmas in Gotham
Something sinister lurking
No penguin, just pigs gone berserk
It's nothing new but lately there’s been a surge
Citizens march peaceful but teetering on the verge
Of putting down the picket signs and picking up burners
If there's no consequences, no indictments
Just donations and paid leave..
What’s the point of keeping triggers on safety?
I’ve seen the homie talking reckless on facebook
Like these protests are aimless, need to take this to phase B
If you’re down to sacrifice, let’s make a change - please
Meet me at the crib, peep the mission in HD
That's when I'm like dang dude..
You know what the NSA do..
What happens when they show up to HQ?
Educated radical, Islam the faith too
Just ask ThunderThief..
That white van posted up the street
On the flip side of the same concern for him,
Wonder what he's prepared to sacrifice in the name of furthering the cause
‘Cuz I don't want to see him lose his life
But the odds are against him anyways ‘cuz his skin..
So the mental juggle begins..
I want peace but at the end of the day, change is historically a violent affair
Smell denial in the air..
In a country founded on bloody revolution, slave labor, and general barbarian terror.

Seasons (hands up)
Greetings (don't shoot)

Holiday lights above the riot squad
this is not a silent night

Seasons (hands up)
Greetings (don't shoot)

Holiday cheer to fuel consumers
But the stores have been looted

He's not (hands up)
Breathing (don't shoot)

They won't loosen their grip, but refuse to admit they’re wrong

He's not (hands up)
Even (doing shit!)
With these pigs it’s submit or die.. We up against the empire


Let's keep this race shit out in the open
It’s black art, black culture - I'm a guest and I'm hoping
My good intention and love get me a pass for respect
But I'm not about to sound as earnest as a Macklemore text
Look, say what you'll say but facts don't lie..
This systems built to fail black lives..
And across the board, the common thread, those saying it's not about race
Just happen to be the least qualified to make such claims..
Back to my dilemma - do I reach out to dude and say chill,
Forgot to mention he's an artist that’s incredibly skilled
And I don't want to see him trade his truthful voice for brute force
But perhaps it's not my place to intervene..
Staring at the screen, social chaos the scene
Stumble on the page of a white cop who praised Wilson’s “nice shot”
This wasn’t a shock..
But on the same page, he praised a song by Black Star (Damn)
Mind blown, how such messages lost

Seasons (hands up)
Greetings (don't shoot)

Holiday lights above the riot squad
this is not a silent night

Seasons (hands up)
Greetings (don't shoot)

Holiday cheer to fuel consumers
But the stores have been looted

He's not (hands up)
Breathing (don't shoot)

They won't loosen their grip, but refuse to admit they’re wrong

He's not (hands up)
Even (doing shit!)
With these pigs it’s submit or die.. We up against the empire

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from Winter Worn EP, released December 19, 2014

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