Terry Blade

Terry Blade

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Folk - General | Chicago, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,135   
Member Since: 2020
   Last Login: 1/25/2021
   Sounds Like: Amos Lee, Ondara, Tracy Chapman and Meshell Ndegeocello

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First off the instrumental Jazz/Soul and Blues arrangement is off the chain, and your sound is very unique Maxwell meetsĀ Amos Lee. I definitely agree and think that many can feel your tone when you say "just beingĀ black is a burden" it's so real, raw, and relevant. Thank you for writing your truths, very good vocal range, and storytelling in general.

    - Cortez Farris - Broadjam Pro Reviewer
Lyrics

Is it in my skin
Why they hate me so
Is that why they shoot me
10 times in a row

Is that why they fear me
Do they even know
How am I supposed to smile
When they make me feel so low

If I show I'm angry
Why am I threat
If I can't be happy
Can't I get upset

Do I need their permission
Can I express it yet
Why do I have to listen
What I tell them, they forget

Just being black
Is a burden
Is a burden

You're something to attack
You're not a person
You're not a person

With the whole world on your back
You keep servin'
You keep servin'

And by the time you snap
You've been hurtin'
You're sick of hurtin'

Out of concrete
Am I supposed to bloom
How can I grow (grow)
If I have no room (room)

How can I be myself
In a costume
How can I build a house
From a wooden broom

If I don't die
From sickle cell
I'm sure to go (go)
From raising hell (hell)

The rage inside me
Makes me wanna yell
But if I do that
I'll be killed as well

Just being black
Is a burden
Is a burden

You're something to attack
You're not a person
You're not a person

With the whole world on your back
You keep servin'
You keep servin'

And by the time you snap
You've been hurtin'
You're sick of hurtin'

Isn't it such a pity
My racial identity
Will always be held against me
Can it be

Just being black
Is a burden
Is a burden

You're something to attack
You're not a person
You're not a person

With the whole world on your back
You keep servin'
You keep servin'

And by the time you snap
You've been hurtin'
You're sick of hurtin'

Song Length
3:27
Genres
R & B - Soul, R & B - Contemporary
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Poignant, Troubled

Subject Matter
Protest, Sadness

Similar Artists
Solange, Frank Ocean
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Terry Blade
Music Credits Matthew May
Producer Credits Matthew May
Publisher Credits Unpublished
Performance Credits Terry Blade
Label Credits Blade Modus Records