“Mama soaked in tears and on her knees…she holds her baby…as caution tape’s around…she keeps on screaming he was just 19…the man in blue said…I told him to stay down…”
Trevor Jackson has just released the song Colours On The Ground. The track is another in a series of songs coming from artists speaking against police killings. The song paints a vivid scene of what happens when young Black people are killed & the devastation that follows. As the nation has taken up kneeling in protest & Black Lives Matter continues to be declared in the streets, it is great to have music to add to the conversation & try to bring understanding as to what the movement is all about. We are hurt, we are angry, we are scared, & we want justice. Salute to Trevor & all artists usuing their voices & platforms to raise awareness. He sings, “And if we ask the ones we lost what they did so wrong…all they’d say is I had my hands up…my hoodie on…I’m crying, still I’m dying…I just had my hands up…my hoodie on…no gun was thrown…still they find a way to make us colors on the ground…”.
Listen to Colours On The Ground below: