Epidemic

by Cherokee Starlight

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I wrote this song in 2016 after the shootings of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castile. Barely a single day passed between both of these unnecessary and unlawful killings. In both incidents, as is the case in so many others, the police who murdered these men went free, hiding behind a badge.

Even before this point in time, it was already an "Epidemic". One that our justice system and society at large did not want to address. 4 years later and it is still a fucking epidemic. The only difference now...people are waking up to the real pandemic running through our American streets. It is not a virus, it is guns in the hands of people ill equipped to weld their power.

This song is not an attack against our men and women in blue. I have family members who serve, and I respect the job they do. This song is a call to awaken and rise. To help change the system, We are all part of the human puzzle. Each of us belong.

I think the sooner we accept this and start working from that place, the sooner we will eradicate this epidemic.

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Epidemic
Music & Lyrics by Stavros

I'm sorry to the mothers of lost sons
I'm sorry says the bullet to the gun

Piggies on the hunt for blackie tonight
Piggies on the hunt for hoods or dressed tight
And when Piggies on the hunt blood gets in his sight

It ain't right
But Piggies on the hunt

Bang! Bang!
Bang! Bang!
Bang! Bang!
Goodnight

Piggies on the hunt for blackie tonight
Piggies on the hunt for hoods or dressed tight
And when Piggies on the hunt blood gets in his sight

It ain't right
But Piggies on the hunt tonight

credits

released December 6, 2020
Guitars, Bass, Vox - Stavros
Vox- Rachel Ross & Mary Stockton-Johnson
Backing Vox - Judi Romero & Amy Sedillo
Drums - Charlie "Chaz" Sutter

*News Reports sourced from various outlets

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Cherokee Starlight Albuquerque, New Mexico

Music is! It's the language of my heart, my mind, and Spirit. It is the language of our Earth, the stars; it is life. Every vibration that moves within us, around us, and through us, can be heard, felt, and played. I play with the sounds of Folk, Rock, Punk, Funk, Hip Hop, Spoken Word, and Jazz to explore the journey of this odd flesh suitcase traveling down this organic ghetto. ... more

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