Baltimore (Be The Change)

by Adam Lempel

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Production by Milan Nivard

Since I couldn't be in Baltimore during all the protests last week, I decided to write a song to be there in spirit. It bothered me that there was a week and a half of peaceful protests and the whole city coming together, and the media only featured one night of rioting. I'm hoping to focus on the positive, so people get together to make the changes to combat police brutality, segregation, racism, poverty, inequality, gentrification, the war on drugs, the prison industrial complex and to make sure that Freddy Gray's death leads to a better world.


Let's make a change and throw away the chains
It's not too late to make this city great
Voices of the people come together all to call for justice
We've got the strength they can't take that away

This is from the heart, it's the only place to start
So get out and march, they can't tear us apart
The curfew and the riot gear can't shut down what we're doing here
Be the change you want to see today

All the world sees now they know
This is the place we call home


Can you hear the roar
The cry of Baltimore
You can't ignore
we're different than before
We all get together to demand tomorrow will better
Can you hear the roar the cry of nevermore

All the world sees now they know
This is the place we call home


When we unite to rise and fight those
Who will conquer and divide us
We demonstrate, desegregate the walls built up inside us
We're oblivious, it's obvious, no more no longer
Now we stand together we're strong

Be The Change


released 11 May 2015
Production by Milan Nivard



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