Gansta Banna

part I

oh say can you see
the ghetto firework show
by the window I watch
already in the know
twilights last gleaming
the rockets red glare
I stand and I shiver
while bombs burst in the air
giving proof through the night
that the stupid are there

oh say where the cops at
when we need them the most
as I fear that my curtains
will go up in smoke
oh say that the star spangled
banner does wave
o’er the land of the free
and the block of the brave

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part II

oh say can you see
by the dawns early light
the left over residue
from last nights fight
on the ramparts I watched
the poor trees screaming
again I ask
was I only dreaming?
the cops never came
the streets torn down
the cars, buildings
does this happen downtown?
my house smells of smoke
but the curtains were saved
another year we’re safe
from the neighborhoods craze
oh say that the star spangled
banner does wave
o’er the land of the free
and the block of the brave

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