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​Blackmail (Black Male)

This song is by Christon Gray and appears on the album The Glory Album (2016).

Whisper - All right thank you Lord

Small town 1993, two kids different sides of the street
Jus' laughing and playing games, they didn't know one day they'll share a name
They grew up headed off to school, couple years came back jumped the broom
But things got tense when they couldn't get the pretty house with the white picket fence
But don't you know that where he came from they don't have those things
It took him long enough to save up just to buy that ring
She hears him singing no one knows the trouble that I've seen. She grew up in a happy home he had to make it own his own

It's a Black Male (blackmail), is it something that we do to ourselves
Black Male (blackmail), Black Male (blackmail), Black Male (blackmail), Black Male (blackmail)

She seemed a little nervous on the way home got a lost no signal on the phone
But he realizes where they are, he's thinking maybe she should drive the car
Lights start flashing red and blue, she's afraid he's thinking nothing new
She says sir what did we do?, Says it has nothing to do with you
They put a call out for a suspect that looks just like him
Around his height around his weight and he's got darker skin. Sir I need you out the car I'm calling backup and
She looks up to see her eyes another tear but I ain't surprised 'cause I'm a black male baby

Is it something that we do to ourselves
Black Male (blackmail), Black Male (blackmail), Black Male (blackmail), Black Male (blackmail)

Its hard I know and you deal with it everyday
Trust God be strong he'll never lead you astray I'm hear for you no matter what comes our way
To be in love, this is the price that we pay

Monday night in the living room caught chills when they turned on the news
Missouri full of misery had to kiss his wife on the cheek
They'll get over it after awhile is more concerned about what to tell his child
Don't give into the worldview cause either way you didn't choose to be a black male

Is it something that we do to ourselves
Black Male (blackmail),
Something you don't wanna do to yourself Black Male (blackmail),
Just make sure you're not too hard on yourself, beautiful Black Male (blackmail),
Black Male (blackmail)

Written by:

Jonathan Baker, Eric Bradley, Christon Gray and Chris Shaban