Life for me has been good
And I’ve lived the best I could,
But I dare not say
That I did it my way.
I grew up in Old South,
And I learned very early on
To “Be a good girl and mine your mouth.”
I was scared and not really free
To speak against what bothered me.
Thank God there were other men
Who cried out against racial sins
And uncovered for the world to see
Just how cruel injustice can be.
Oh hats off to those players brave
Who feared not their fortunes to save.
For in kneeling down on one knee,
They stand tall to keep us free.