Leon Bridges - Sweeter (ft. Terrace Martin) - Lyrics
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The song was produced by Nate Mercereau & Ricky Reed.
The death of George Floyd has impacted the world in such a profound way, sparking a revolution of protests and riots breaking out across the nation.
Artists have shifted their focus, delaying albums and using their platforms to provoke even further change.
YG released his new song "FTP,"Meek Mill dropped "Otherside of America," and now, Leon Bridges is chiming in with "Sweeter." Initially keeping this record for an upcoming project, the Texas-born recording artist decided to release "Sweeter" today.
The song contains lyrics written from the perspective of a black man who has just been killed, speaking his last words and wishing things had ended differently.
"Growing up in Texas I have personally experienced racism, my friends have experienced racism.
From adolescence, we’re taught how to conduct ourselves when we encounter police to avoid the consequences of being racially profiled.
I have been numb for too long, calloused when it came to the issues of police brutality.
The death of George Floyd was the straw that broke the camels back for me," said Leon Bridges.
"It was the first time I wept for a man I never met," he added.
"I am George Floyd, my brothers are George Floyd, and my sisters are George Floyd.
I cannot and will not be silent any longer.
Just as Abel’s blood was crying out to God, George Floyd is crying out to me.
So, I present to you Sweeter." Leon Bridges - Sweeter (ft.
Terrace Martin) (prod.
Nate Mercereau & Ricky Reed) Lyrics.
Hoping for a life more sweeter Instead I’m just a story repeating Why do I fear with skin dark as night? Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes I thought we moved on from the darker days Did the words of the King disappear in the air Like a butterfly? Somebody should hand you a felony Because you stole from me My chance to be Hoping for a life more sweeter Instead I’m just a story repeating Why do I fear with skin dark as night? Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes The tears of my Mother rain rain over me My sisters and my brothers sing sing over me And I wish I had another day, but it’s just another day Hoping for a life more sweeter Instead I’m just a story repeating Why do I fear with skin dark as night? Can’t feel peace with those judging eyes Leon Bridges