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  1. 5th Avenue Homicide

released January 20, 2017
written & performed by Adeem the Artist //
all instruments performed by Adeem the Artist //
produced, mixed, etc. by Adeem the Artist // with assistance from Tanner Rutherford & Jesse Harris

Lyrics

School girl bleeding out on the concrete floor
Bombshells and burnt homework from the night before
It’s all shock headlines and diatribes of the latest tweet war
Nobody’s heard of Shirley Chisolm anymore

Bursting bombs and limp brown bodies
Fire roaring in the early dawn
A smoke-filled room and labored breathing
Only the framework stands by morning

Church smoldering in dusks red hue
Eyes lit up with terror in a methylene blue
It’s all picket signs and homicide on 5th avenue
Audra Lorde recites a liturgy in reverence to

Bursting bombs and limp queer bodies
Fire roaring in the early dawn
A smoke-filled room and labored breathing
Only the framework stands by morning

And though there ain’t no goddamn savior on the ballot box or on the evening news
When we tear the masters house to pieces, it won’t be with the master’s tools