Oh Nation Not Desired

by Brandon Clark

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~Oh Nation Not Desired~

(Verse 1)
Time is winding down
Surely you'd have learned by now to let my people go
You can curse the ground
But you can't stop what's coming out of every seed you sow
Took us in slave ships
Ruled us with hatred
But you say I'm jaded from the past
Led us away then
Supplanted our nation
And I say it's time we take it back
This is for every life lived in the shadows
Whose story still remains untold
This is for everyone still in the battle
Just hoping for streets of gold

(Chorus)
We are His hidden treasure
But we won't stay hid forever
When we gather ourselves together
Oh Nation, Oh Nation Not Desired
We are His hidden treasure
But we won't stay hid forever
When we call on Yah together
Oh Nation, Oh Nation Not Desired

(Verse 2)
We let freedom ring
Yet somehow those heavy chains still feel so very real
Time and time again
We endured the kind of pain no one should ever feel
Snatched from their mothers
Sisters and brothers
But, you say I need to let it go
It's only justice
Your children suffer
And I only came to let you know
This is for every life lived in the shadows
Whose story still remains untold
This is for everyone still in the battle
Just hoping for streets of gold

(Chorus)

(Bridge)
You told us Jesus will fix it, Jesus will fix it
Heal us from the very same pain you inflicted
And we became addicted, lifted up his name
Trusted in the preachers teaching godliness for gain
But, it became plain, it was all a game
The rook and the bishop were one in the same
Used us like chess pawns, moved a X-con against a King
And told us the table of brotherhood was just a dream

(Chorus)

(Outro)
How many times do we have to cry?
How many times do we have to die?
How many fathers and mothers and sisters and brothers?
Oh Nation, Oh Nation Not desired (2x)

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released August 9, 2016
Written & performed by Brandon Clark
copyright 2016

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Brandon Clark Atlanta, Georgia

Originally from Newport News, VA, Brandon is the youngest of three children. He was raised in a small community by two devoted parents. It was during his adolescent years that he developed an interest in writing and singing. Overtime, he refined his focus and decided he would only sing to glorify Yahusha.

​Brandon currently resides in Atlanta, GA with his loving wife and beautiful children.
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