We Need To Talk About It

Written by

Ben Harper

Original Artist

Ben Harper

Slavery
We need to talk about it
I say Black Lives Matter
'Cause history says we don't
You're either a Christian or a racist
You can't be both

Slavery
We need to talk about it
What does it say about America
What does it say about Africa
What does it say about all of us

Whoever said time heals all wounds
Wasn't a slave I'm guessing
Hundreds of years
That's just too long of a lesson
What does it say about the buyer
What does it say about the seller
What does it say about all of us

How does a ghost forgive
How are we supposed to live
With 12 million taken
Not one single reparation
What does it say about forgiveness
What does it say about compassion
About justice
About fairness
About the law and the land
About then
What does it say about now

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