-> "Streets of Ferguson MO"
Original Song Title:
"Streets of Laredo (or El Paso)"
Parody Song Title:
"Streets of Ferguson MO"
As I drove down a paved street of Missouri,
Aft I'd helped out sick black baby that day,
I spied a teen-ager, tall, trapped in dark skin 'n'
Snapped up in slight sinnin' and bold as a jay (walker).
That morning, he'd shopped at a store marked "Convenience,"
Then shoved down white cashier, neglecting to pay;
Thought if he were caught, some ol' judge would show lenience,
For it was his only offense yet that day.
'Twas one box of smokes that he'd use to roll hash in;
'Twas one box of smokes that he'd choose to make hay.
First clown opposin', that head he would bash in;
Hot pot is the best and they're buying today.
"I see by your outfit that you are a coward."
These words he did say as I slowly drove by.
Some hit-downs and I realized how he towered;
For I fought him my best, and I'd say he's just high.
He lunged for my sidearm; it shot his small finger.
His blood tinged my gun ere he bolted away.
I in my patrol car no longer could linger;
Had I been a coward, I surely would stay.
I yelled "Stop your runnin', lie down on the pavement!"
Those words I did shout as I quickly gave chase.
He turned, charged, avenging ancestors' enslavement.
I shot him six times ere he fell on his face.
His body lay prone on the street for two hours,
Forensic teams, late, kept bystanders at bay.
Protesters the spot marked with bouquets of flowers,
Then vowed to seek justice and for his soul pray.
Grand jurors plumb slowly and grade testimony,
Are swayed not by marches, nay harrying folk song.
They heed not loud rallies with race-bait clods, phony,
For I am sprung now; they can't show I'd done wrong.
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