This song was written for a man named Clyde Kennard. Look him up. Learn his story.
Dead man for the color of your skin. I sing for you so you're not forgotten. And deadman, you're tune, it turned me on so I sing for you so we never lose your song. So we don't lose your voice, the ground you stood, the choice you made and died for, never fade away. And your words be heard so we always remember that your sacrifice was worth the debt you paid. Deadman, don't I know they did you wrong, so I sing for you so we never lose your song. A mother's son now gone. A poet soldier's song is sung by the children of a new day. We raise you from the dead to remind us of what's important and to not forget you or what you did.