The Reckoning

He sent a letter to the county line sayin’ gimme a minute with my family and I, ’cause I never thought it’d turn out this way

Yea, I was just a boy back then with a shoe string smile and toy gun in hand but I clung to every word he said

He spoke of things like compromise when to wage a war and how to stand and fight

What it takes to live life right

Still I can see the look in his eyes when the judge yelled down twenty five to life sayin’

Boys don’t waste your time

Freedom is yours and mine

 

He said

it’s been ten years since they shot me down

But I’m still right here I will never back down

They gotta do one better if they think I’m gonna change

Now ya see these scars and these prison bars can never hold me back from the shooting stars ’cause

I am no man’s slave

Then he cried Freedom

This is my Reckoning

 

We’d go to see him from time to time, I wrote letters every summer to keep mama from cryin’

But we knew the end was near

Cause you can chain one man to four cold walls but you can’t chain down his spirit nor soul screamin’

Boys I’ve done my time,

Now we ride tonight

 

Because it’s been ten years since they shot me down

But I’m still right here I will never back down

They gotta do one better if they think I’m gonna change

Now ya see these scars and these prison bars can never hold me back from the shooting stars cause’

I am no man’s slave

 

Then he cried for freedom, he was tried for freedom, you know he died for freedom.