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Silent Sam
HipHop - Battles/Disses
Charts #431 today (peak #337)
Charts #12 in subgenre today (peak #1)
Tom Neilson
Tom Neilson 2018
July 11, 2020
MP3 3.2 MB
320 kbps bitrate
1:24 minutes
Story behind the song
The Daughters Of the Confederacy gave a statue of a confederate soldier, called "Silent Sam" to UNC. After requests to remove the statue were denied, the statue was toppled.
The Daughters of the Confederacy Gave silent Sam to UNC For ancestors fallen long ago And the robes and hoods of ole Jim Crow. Governor Cooper, I heard him say That Silent Sam should be taken away This symbol of white supremacy Has no place at UNC But the school has no authority To relocate unilaterally So at 9:20 pm on a Monday night Sam was toppled from the site. Now the governor said the approach was wrong Maybe should have sung a protest song Well, it was wrong to cross Edmund Pettis Bridge It was wrong to march every time we did It was wrong to vote and go to school It was wrong to question whitey rule It was wrong to sit at the five and dime It is wrong every time we cross their line. Yeh, maybe the school, after all was right We shouldnt have toppled Sam that night Cause hes a symbol of Carolina ancestry And that brings back a memory Ahmemory, less time forgot Some swung while others tied the knot