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Ted James – No Gray

Written on:February 26, 2014
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Ted James – No Gray

Intro:

Let the verdict breathe.
Breathe.
Breathe.
One two three, one two three, breathe.
One two three, one two three, breathe.
What?
Goddamnit. Okay.

Chorus:

Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Gray, gray, gray everyday
Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Gray, gray, gray everyday (uh)

Verse One:

Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Whichever way you thrust it
Them instincts getting trusted
The shit stinks, I’m disgusted
From the missed winks, it’s corrupted
To the chain links, system’s busted
So these sentences constructed

Off a few kinks, fingers dusted
When the hood sinks like a bucket
Here’s the hoodwink, “Kill ’em, fuck it”
Tell these youth they better duck quick
Headed home, they better truck it
In America the free,
Acrylic paint’s still getting brushed with

Fox News still chasing duckets
Off off-limit racist subjects
NRA blood-money puppets
Playing fear and hate like trumpets
Take the 2nd Amendment, shove it
He’s not a gun-owner in the republic
He’s a terrorist with a pundit

Chorus:

Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Gray, gray, gray everyday
Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Gray, gray, gray everyday

Bridge One:

Democracy
Dear Lord, help us push through this adversity
Another senseless murder sanctioned by the gun lobby
Shoot first, no hesitation, no apology
This mythology is an atrocity
When kids are murdered in these streets in defense of property
Stand your ground and acquitted you’ll probably be
On some monopoly (breathe)
And get out of jail free

Verse Two:

Justice is a musket, primitive and indolent
Death penalties’ repugnant
Still executed on the innocent
When tint of skin pigment
Is predictive of predicament
We’re vindictive, never penitent
Too addicted to imprisonment

Incarceration is an instrument
To subjugate the indigent
And dominate our immigrants
Racism is a ligament
Of private prison businesses
Stop and frisk sold as diligence
To make this money like it’s infinite

Wall Street still gets to benefit
Unrestrained greed and insolence
Thick as thieves but legitimate
Yes, stealing is magnificent
When you’ve rendered the system impotent
Free markets, we’re sort of into it
Better believe it’s no coincidence

Chorus:

Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Gray, gray, gray everyday
Justice is a musket, primitive and rustic
Gray, gray, gray everyday

Bridge Two:

Democracy
Dear Lord, help us push through this adversity
Another death row execution lacking certainty
No appeal, no stay, no apology
This dichotomy is hypocrisy
Still a cog in the wheel of our economy
Live in poverty and convicted you’ll probably be
On some monopoly (breathe)
And do not pass go (yo)

Outro:

Power to the people for the people demand the verdict say
Black and white. No gray. (uh)
Power to the people for the people demand the verdict say
Black and white. No gray.

Black and white. No gray. (breathe)
Black and white. No gray. (breathe)
Black and white. No gray. (breathe)
Black and white. No gray. (breathe)

© 2014 Millinium VII Entertainment / Produced by Nick Jones / Mixed by Ted James / Mastered by Ted James / Recorded at The House of Jeezy Studios / All rights reserved