H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe Lyrics | Official Video

H.E.R. – I Can’t Breathe Lyrics

Starting a war, screaming
Peace at the same time
All the corruption, injustice, the same crimes
Always a problem if we do or don’t fight
And we die, we don’t have the same right
What is a gun to a man that surrenders
What’s it gonna take for someone to defend her
If we all agree that we’re equal as people
Then why can’t we see what is evil

I can’t breathe
You’re taking my life from me
I can’t breathe
Will anyone fight for me

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Oh, oh, oh..

How do we cope when we don’t love each other
Where is the hope and the empathy
How do we judge off the color
The structure was made to make us the enemy
Prayin’ for change ’cause the pain makes you tender
All of the names you refuse to remember
Was somebody’s brother or friend
Or a son to a mother that’s crying, singing

I can’t breathe
You’re taking my life from me
I can’t breathe
Will anyone fight for me

Oh, oh, oh..
Will anyone fight for me
Oh, oh, oh..

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Trying times all the time
Destruction of minds, bodies and human rights
Stripped of bloodlines, whipped and confined
This is the American pride
It’s justifying a genocide
Romanticizing the theft and bloodshed
That made America the land of the free
To take a black life, land of the free
To bring a gun to a peaceful fight for civil rights
You are desensitized to pulling triggers on innocent lives
Because that’s how we got here in the first place
These wounds sink deeper than the bullet
Your entitled hands could ever reach
Generations and generations of pain, fear, and anxiety

Equality is walking without intuition
Saying the protector and the killer is wearing the same uniform
The revolution is not televised
Media perception is forced down the throats of closed minds
So it’s lies in the headlines
And generations of supremacy
Resulting in your ignorant, privileged eyes
We breathe the same and we bleed the same
But still, we don’t see the same
Be thankful we are God-fearing
Because we do not seek reνenge
We seek justice
We are past fear, we are fed up
Eating your s**t
Because you think your so-called black friend
Validates your wokeness and erases your racism

That kind of uncomfortable conversation
Is too hard for your trust-fund pockets to swallow
To swallow the strange fruit hanging from my family tree
Because of your audacity
To say all men are created equal in the eyes of God
But disparage a man based on the color of his skin
Do not say you do not see color
When you see us, see us
We can’t breathe

Oh, oh, oh…

➤ Written by H.E.R.
H.E.R. | 2020

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