I can’t breathe

Never have I such the need

To just to be myself and breathe

Sit in silence

The only sound

wind shaking tree’s

the midnight breeze

just be myself and breathe

When I was quiet or when I was loud

they threw me down on the ground

they hung chimes in my soul

then told me not to make a sound

the pulled me up

like a weed

I had to scream

I had to leave

I had to be myself and breathe

I was playing outside that day

then I had to run away

I could see

I had to flee

I had to be myself and breathe

I put my hands up

they still proceed

with executioners speed

I couldn’t be myself and breathe

I was in my bed

dreaming deep

they broke in

they did their deed

I couldn’t be myself and breathe

I was driving home

in pitch-black night

then I saw all their lights

I had to seethe

I need to speed

I had to be myself and breathe

they did misread

they did stampede

they did succeed

to make me bleed

I couldn’t be myself and Breathe

my blood is red

just like theirs

they’re the one’s who decreed

that I’m a different creed

that I can never be myself and breathe

They pulled me over

they took my car

they put me behind the bars

five days I sat

terrified indeed

when I was released

I was relieved

To be alive to leave

to be myself and breathe

We are a seed

Who’s growth

They must impede

Guaranteed

We are agreed

We need to be ourselves and Breathe