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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Steel Pulse's 'Put Your Hoodies On,' another song for Trayvon Martin

Posted By on Tue, Jul 16, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Grammy-winning reggae band Steel Pulse released "Put Your Hoodies On" during the George Zimmerman trial, and it is no offering the song for free download.


Put your hoodies on

This one’s for Trayvon

Put your hoodies on

This one’s for Trayvon


This is a plea to all

Oh yes to all mankind

You can’t escape the judgement

Or peril in this time

Now all the weak in heart

Come stand up for your rights

So just and so divine

When the hungry get a bite, hey


Put your hoodies on

This one’s for Trayvon

Put your hoodies on

This one’s for Trayvon


I’m speaking out to all

There’s something we can do

To tip the scales of justice

Of the flag red, white and blue

No way we’ll shut our mouths

Won’t let this thing lie down

This act of homicide

That night in Sanford town, oh!


Put your hoodies on (Put your hoodies on)

This one’s for Trayvon

Put your hoodies on

This one’s for Trayvon


I’m go break it down

I don’t understand it really

Imagine that was me

That was walking with my hoodie

Another young life straight

Taken from a bullet, or should I say bully

Trayvon attacked him? But how could he?

When all the evidence never added up fully

So now we can’t forget the 26th of February

A crime unjustified

And now it’s necessary for us to take charge y’all


Ain’t no doubt in Jim Crow’s South

Won’t shout my mouth it's all about the hoodies

No matter your religion

You make it your decision

But if it takes collision

We’ve got the vision

For Equal Rights

Cannot wait another night

But I’ve got this bitter taste

Don’t let this court case go to waste no no no

He was only seventeen

Only seventeen no

(Woe woe shot down)

Like a dog in the streets..


Put your hoodies on

. Adlib and out


Put your hoodies on

Put your hoodies on

Put your hoodies on

Put your hoodies on

"'Put Your Hoodies On [4 Trayvon]' is a plea for justice," it is stated in the band's website, where the song can now be downloaded for free. The track was "written by [singer] David 'Dread' Hinds as a reminder of the FACT that an innocent teenager is dead, shot by a man who was playing 'vigilante'—pursuing the teenager around the neighborhood despite being advised against it by the authorities ... We sensed the result but despite the outcome of the trial, the truth remains the truth, and the ghost of justice will haunt this town of Sanford, Florida—forever."


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