TEN DEMANDS [prod. by Jesse Jett]

by AWKWORD

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The Abolition Anthem.

For Ten Demands for Justice. For the abolition of police and prisons. For justice and equality. For everyone we've lost.

Vocals: AWKWORD, Jesse Jett (hook)
Production: Jesse Jett
Executive Production: AWKWORD
Mix/Master: Trilian
Video: Vozable

100% of the proceeds from the sale of this song will be donated to Black Lives Matter and The Movement for Black Lives.

Video: www.youtube.com/watch

Ten Demands for Justice envisions a new society in which prisons and police are no longer necessary, and communities are equipped to provide for their own health and safety.

Ten Demands for Justice offers a roadmap for the defunding and then full abolition of police and prisons, beginning with immediate actions to end police violence as well as racism and classism in policing, prosecution and sentencing.

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https://genius.com/Awkword-ten-demands-lyrics

[Intro: AWKWORD]

Being an abolitionist requires unlearning every single thing we’ve been told about jails, prisons, and police since birth

To consider people as full human beings, instead of “monsters” and “psychos”

To prioritize community over our selfish need for revenge

This is AWKWORD

TEN DEMANDS

And they’re about to find out

[Verse 1: AWKWORD]

Every city, every town, burn the precinct to the ground /
Badgeless federales sweep you up without a sound /
Now they're crying for the constitution, but the movement /
Moving since the dissolution of the institution /
Of slavery, to the Slave Codes, made to be, new slaves /
With new chains, in chain gangs, to Jim Crow /
They imputed crime to color, collapse communities for profit /
Stop and frisk on body cams, reform’s not for stopping it /
But rather rendering a system even more permanent /
So the rich rely on cops, and the cops do the murdering /
The media reports, to ensure the social scare /
So everyone fears a world, if cops weren't there /
Statistics show, cops are trained for collecting collars /
And punitive systems, produce recidivists and dollars /
If you're poor, Black and brown, you're born to the siren sound /
Tell me, how much money are we paying so you’ll beat us down?

[Hook: Jesse Jett]

One time, I’ll say it out loud, honey: /
To a riot cop, three is a crowd /
How much money are we paying right now /
So you’ll beat us down?

One time, I’ll say it out loud, honey: /
To a riot cop, three is a crowd /
How much money are we paying right now /
So you’ll beat us down?

[Verse 2: AWKWORD]

How much are we paying for the cops and cages /
Patrolling and chasing, turn the block to Hades /
Controlling the nation, no pops for babies /
We been selling and throwing, rocks for ages /
There’s no education, so we clock for wages /
There’s no medication, so there’s stock in the basement /
No justifaction, pop with no hesitation /
No reparations, so we fight the enslavement

[Hook: Jesse Jett]

One time, I’ll say it out loud, honey: /
To a riot cop, three is a crowd /
How much money are we paying right now /
So you’ll beat us down?

One time, I’ll say it out loud, honey: /
To a riot cop, three is a crowd /
How much money are we paying right now /
So you’ll beat us down?

[Verse 3: AWKWORD]

The revolution’s now, we still can’t breathe /
You think it’s revolutionary, defunding police? /
That’s phase one, we will abolish the beast /
Demilitarize, and allocate funds to our needs /
Cops don’t stop crime, so we’re placing peace keepers /
Training counselors, mediators and teachers /
Freeing protesters, political leaders /
And blasting revolutionary rap from the speakers /
We getting reparations, and apologies /
For past and current crimes, damaged psychologies /
The war on drugs is over, watch the drop in all the robberies /
Close the jails and prisons, equalized economy /
Try to try me, and we can still be enemies /
In this new society, without the death penalty /
No illegal immigrants, no victims in the pens /
No corporate profiting, no crime and punishment /
We’ll tend to mental ailments, applying intervention /
Ending the surveillance, denying all detention /
Rebuilding our communities, village by village /
It’s time to check your white male heterosexual privilege

[Hook: Jesse Jett]

One time, I’ll say it out loud, honey: /
To a riot cop, three is a crowd /
How much money are we paying right now /
So you’ll beat us down?

One time, I’ll say it out loud, honey: /
To a riot cop, three is a crowd /
How much money are we paying right now /
So you’ll beat us down?

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released September 6, 2020

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AWKWORD

AWKWORD is a Hip Hop artist, journalist, social justice activist and digital strategist. Labeled “Antifa militant” by Andy Ngo, AWKWORD is co-founder of TEN DEMANDS, co-creator of Ten Demands for Justice, an original member of United Left, and an organizer of the General Strike. He has been fighting for justice for more than three decades. ... more

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