Representatives of the Strife

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33196
United States
25° 40' 11.2332" N, 80° 27' 57.6936" W

Represent
The palm of my hands is the palm of yours
Represent
They represent these United State shores
Comes the tall ‘n mighty stovepipe hat
One of the world’s greatest diplomat
They be slavin’ all night ‘n day
Growin’ tired of them crackin’ ways
War be done; threat of a union gone
Booth as evil as the lover of Braun
Represent
The palm of my hands is the palm of yours
Represent
They represent these United State shores
The Brown Bomber boxin’ in his ring
Let that German feel his right hook sting
He among many, the catalyst brings:
Civil Rights, righteous fights, dark beautiful knights
Aw, years ago; many long nights; many years ago
Represent
The palm of my hands is the palm of yours
Represent
They represent these United State shores
Fast forward, the raging 3K days
Fast forward, to the Rosa Park ways
347 U.S. 4-
83 in 1954
Aw, tell me we are in the makin’;
Aw, tell me history is changin’
Represent
The palm of my hands is the palm of yours
Represent
They represent these United State shores
North Omaha birth a man of violence
South Atlanta birth a man of peace
Both meant for a life in transience
Both tragically professed deceased
So, you’d think the blood ends there
Here comes Kennedy; beware!
Represent
The palm of my hands is the palm of yours
Represent
They represent these United State shores
All you need is love,
Across the universe
When we all come together
You can start to make it better
You’re not a black sheep, you’re a blackbird
Ya got wings, kid; flying’s not that absurd
Represent
The palm of my hands is the palm of yours
Represent
They represent these United State shores
Flag standin’ for all of us to see
Thirteen, Fourteen, ‘n Fifteen
Amendments bound to make us all free
Nation is climbing, so near to the top
Ladder ain’t done yet, we goin’ nonstop
Nonstop

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