I've been overwhelmed with the state of our nation and the world. I've typed and deleted, emailed, discussed and debated. My mind feels clogged with emotion. And so I'm letting that out the best way I know how.
This song "Carolyn" is an unfinished product. The last edit was in July 2019. It's based on historic events from 1955. And here we are in 2020. This message still rings true.
Carolyn is the symbol of irrational fear, that leads to irrational hate and violence. Carolyn is privilege. Carolyn is deadly power. Carolyn is the cancer rotting our great nations bones. Of all the blood that's been shed at the grip of Carolyn's hands, we must understand and believe there will come a day of reckoning.
Carolyn, your lies have been a mighty wind
Southern trees are forced to bow and bend
The truth you barely whisper
Carolyn, you leave a trail of broken men
Your words will make them sink or swim
In blood flooding the river
And all the while you hear the sound
Of mothers crying for their child
So deaf in ear, so blind in eye
Why, Carolyn, was death always the punishment?
Your house is filled with mice and men
Their actions far from honor
And all this time it’s in their eyes
Their souls are burning fueled by lies
So cold in heart, so numb in mind
Carolyn, your silence has been deafening
I beg you let our freedom ring
And love so kind to answer
Carolyn, one day you’ll see his face again
The child who paid the price for your sin
Will hold your soul for ransom (2x)
All rights reserved. Copyright 2019 Roberta Lea