The Time Has Come

by The Dead End Streets

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A searing soul anthem for change in response to these trying times when we’ve all witnessed the resurgent normalization of racism, sexism, religious persecution, division, and hate, and a political environment that has fueled it.

lyrics

Chorus:
People the time has come
To stop all the biting tongues
We have to start beating drums
We have to stop what’s being done

Who’s black who’s blue when police shoot a boy for running away
And injustice reigns
Seems if your black best watch your back
Cause that’s where they’re gonna aim

All decent people know it shouldn’t be a danger to pray
But those who’ve gone astray
Can feed on leaders who will preach and teach division and hate

Chorus

We send our girls out in a world where they are treated as prey
And explain it away
And glorify the guy who buys his lies or knows how to take

Mothers in danger make a trek that shows they’re desperate and brave
And we put their kids in a cage
Instead of hope the jokes who got the votes can only give blame

The time has come for all this nonsense to be done
This isn’t meant to be a place for only some
There is no “other” there’s just sisters and there’s brothers
The pact we made says we look out for one another
‭The change is in the people’s hands‬‬‬
If we unite for what is right and take a stand‬
‬Come next November
Just pull a lever
Or use a pen or press a button or whatever
Just let them know what you care about
And if they’re not good you should show them how you throw them out

Chorus

People the time has come
To stop all the biting tongues
We have to stop playing dumb
We have to stop what’s being done

credits

released March 20, 2020
Written by Matt Aquiline
Produced by Matt Aquiline
Production Consultant - John Woolf

Heather Catley - Vocals
Matt Aquiline - Guitar, Percussion, Vocals
Neil Carr - Guitar, Vocals
Bill Maruca - Organ, Vocals
Stefan Rodriguez - Bass, Vocals
Evan Cvejkus - Drums
Stevee Wellons - Vocals
Greg Eggert - Trumpet
Joe Romeo - Tenor Saxophone
Roger Casperson - Alto Saxophone

Recorded at Fire K Studio and The Square Studio
Mixed at Fire K Studio
Mastered at Treelady Studio
Cover - John Woolf

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