George Floyd (Say His Name)

by Larry Long & Van Nixon

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“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but
nothing can be changed until it is faced.” James Baldwin

“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves and embrace justice for those being crushed.” Proverbs 31:8

“True peace is not merely the absence of tension;
it is the presence of justice.” Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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George Floyd (Say His Name)

He came from Texas to this northern town
Where a policeman laid him down
He said to the cop, “I cannot breathe.
Momma won’t you please save me.”

With a knee on his neck
A foot on his back above his chest
I can still hear poor George scream
Twenty times I cannot breathe

George Floyd
Say his name
George Floyd
Don’t let him die in vain
George Floyd
Say his name
George Floyd

Always fun to have around
Never one to put someone down
A gentle giant like Muhammad Ali
George as strong as a man can be

“Let him go.” T he people cried
Three more police standing by
Not one of them intervened
Murder in the Nth degree

George Floyd
Say his name
George Floyd
Don’t let him die in vain
George Floyd
Say his name
George Floyd

Streets now burning beneath the sun
Good God we pray justice be done
We can rebuild imagine that
But we cannot bring his life back

George Floyd
Say his name
George Floyd
Don’t let him die in vain
George Floyd
Say his name
George Floyd

Words: Larry Long
Music: Larry Long & Van Nixon
Copyright Larry Long 2021 | BMI
www.larrylong.org

credits

released March 8, 2021
Larry Long: Lead Vocal, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica
Van Nixon: Response & Choral Vocals
George Parrish: Electric Guitar
Daryl Boudreaux: Percussion
Yohannes Tona: Bass

Brett Huus: Recording, Mixing & Master Engineer
George Parrish: Recording & Studio Engineer

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Larry Long Minneapolis, Minnesota

Larry Long is a chip off the old block of American hardwoods, a spoken
word poet, a singer-songwriter, rouser, seeker, storyteller and
conservationist. Well traveled across the world, wherever he
goes, he celebrates people and places in song.

Larry Long is a recipient of the prestigious In The Spirit of Crazy Horse Award for his work in forgotten communities.

www.larrylong.org
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