p u l s e

by Rowan Lewis

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I’ve been silent, I’ve spoken up
I’ve been proud and I’ve had enough
I’ve been everything under the sun
but I’ve never had to face the barrel end of a gun

I’ve lost brothers and countless men
I’m drenched in white, but I’m drying red
Strobe lights and a safe domain
Silenced and stilled in the wake of a rain.

How many will it take?
How many will it take
Before you defang the beast?

Let us know it’s okay to hide
When some of us are sure that we won’t make it alive
Claim symbols from our enemies
But a nine millimetre isn’t gonna be one of these

So I light a candle, once again
Our women aren’t martyred, they’re slaughtered, you monster,
you’re failing to recognise someone’s daughter

How many will it take?
How many will it take
Before you defang the beast?

Yeah, how many will it take?
How many will it take
Before you defang the beast?

And I will give blood, if they’ll let me,
I will open up my heart,
I will hold out palms of mercy,
I will tear myself apart, ‘cos

If I rip myself to pieces,
It was done by my own hand,
Yeah, you can’t touch me anymore!
You can’t touch me anymore!

Schools of victims won’t sway speakers,
Compassion’s fire will come to you,
‘Cos the first pride was a riot, baby,
and rioting’s what I’m made to do—

‘cos how many will it take?
How many will it take
Before you defang the beast?

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released June 16, 2016

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Rowan Lewis UK

I'm Rowan, aged 20, and a student from the UK.
I specialise in clumsy rhythm and strange analogies.

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