Ben Harper – We Need To Talk About It Lyrics

[Ben Harper – We Need To Talk About It Lyrics]

Slavery
We need to talk about it
(We need to talk about it)
I say Black Lives Matter
‘Cause history says we don’t
You’re either a Christian or a racist
You can’t be both

Slavery
We need to talk about it
(We need to talk about it)
What does it say about America?
What does it say about Africa?
And what does it say about all of us?

WH0ever said time heals all wounds
Wasn’t a slave, I’m guessing
(I’m guessing)
Hundreds of years
That’s just too long of a lesson
(We need to talk about it)
What does it say about the buyer?
What does it say about the seller?
And what does it say about all of us?

How does a ghost forgive?
(We need to talk about it)
How are we supposed to live?
(How, how, tell me how)
(We need to talk about it)
With 12 million taken
Not one single reparation
(We need to talk about slavery)

What does it say about forgiveness?
(We need to talk about it)
What does it say about compassion?
(We need to talk about slavery)
About justice
And about fairness
(We need to talk about slavery)
And about the law and the land
(We need to talk about it)
And about then
What does it say about now?
(We need to talk about slavery)