I Will Not Forget

I am not angry enough
By the war in the streets,
By the death of another young man.

I am not angry enough
That 50 years of marching
Hasn’t changed enough in this land.

I am Mike Brown, I am Yvette Smith,
I am Rekia Boyd and Oscar Grant.
“If I had a son” our president cries
“He would look like Trayvon.”

I will not forget (I will not forget).
I will not be free,
Till my sisters and brothers
Live in peace (live in peace).

The press are posting photos,
Claiming gang signs in headlines,
You can follow #iftheygunnedmedown
For how we value black lives.

The mayor and the governor ask us to return
To a peace that my sisters and brothers have never known, so

I will not forget (I will not forget).
I will not be free,
Till my sisters and brothers
Live in peace (live in peace).

I feel the burden,
I feel the pain,
I fell the fear and the anger and shame.

I will not forget
What’s been done in my name.
This fight is what it is to be American.

I will march in the streets, I will take the heat.
When the cameras leave I will not retreat.
I promise to love,
I promise to hear
The voices of millions who’ve disappeared, they’ve disappeared.

I will not forget (I will not forget).
I will not be free,
Till my sisters and brothers
Live in peace (live in peace).