New Jim Crow Blues by Al-Vis
Liner Notes and Lyrics
All guitars: Al-Vis All vocals: Al-Vis Bass guitar: Al-Vis Percussion: Andrew James Hughes Written by Al-Vis Produced and Engineered by Andrew James Hughes (c)2016 Artist Group Music All rights reserved
Narrative: The song follows a family through three generations, from the Jim Crow South to the current unrest with the Flint Water Crisis, Black Lives Matter movement, voter disenfranchisement, funding for inner city schools and on and on.
After it all, the protagonist asks- is it time to run once again from this New Jim Crow or stay and fight?
My name is Nathan Justice
And I come into this life
Two Score and seven years ago
On a dark Michigan night
And I have been through poverty
And I have been through pain
All the things I fought against
Seems like they’re back again
And I wonder what its coming to can a man ever be free?
When he opens up his eyes without knowing he sees