ABOUT THE SONG
CEASEFIRE is about gun violence, and legacies of violence against people of color.
I am doing my part to keep alive the memory of Eric Garner, Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Freddie Gray, Michael Brown, the parishioners of Emanuel AME, the clubgoers of Pulse, and so many more souls whose names flicker in shadow.
And like many other activists, artists, writers and thinkers, I am attempting...
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Director: Daniel Garcia
Editors: Daniel Garcia + Kid Beyond
Ass't Director: Joseph Rynd
Rosie Fitts • Danyelle Dixon
Morgen Love • Ptah Bread
Kevin Njikam • Jhante Sparks
Richard Rollins • Julio Tating
Kid Beyond • ... and more
Got a heart done drown in a thousand rivers
Thousand years of a thousand winters
Thousand tears of blood and cinders
For a thousand brothers and sisters
St. Lou rain down in poundin' sheets
Hound dogs howlin' in the Shaolin streets
In Charleston heat they weepin’ and moan
Orlando been brought down low
Hey man, I don't know how to save my soul
When you got me in a chokehold!
Can I get a CEASEFIRE, buddy
Yeah a little bitta CEASEFIRE, buddy
Hey, we need a CEASEFIRE
Hands up hundred feet high
Ain't gettin' any peace til the CEASEFIRE, buddy
Can I get a little CEASEFIRE
Set a peace fire
Like spreading kerosene on a grease fire
Instead of playing a role
Politicians stickin' flag pins into bullet holes
Where can a young man run?
Where'd the damn gun in your hand come from?
From Africa to Boston Massacre to Selma
Attica to Staten Island down to Carolina
It's the same old song
Someone gotta stand up strong!
Now's about time that LOVE gets a mention
LOVE is the question
LOVE is a constant invention
The pain and the path and the power of redemption
Love jumps fences
The price and the priceless
Love is relentless
Love is stronger than the 2nd Amendment
Y'all it may sound funny
But Love is the ceasefire, honey