A Time Like This

by Micah Bournes

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It happened last night but I’m shook this mornin’
A Zimmerman wanna-be almost Trayvoned me
The rage and sadness, I’m afraid my Blackness
though beautiful might put me in a grave wit’ maggots
But maybe that’s the only way I rest in peace
Gotta hide from the internet and TV screens
‘Cause I’m gettin’ overwhelmed with the way we bleed
and the hate that radiates straight from DC
I been through enough and I’m ready to quit
I don’t wanna explain my pain to no prick
No mic, no stage I’m ready to stay hid
But when I go to run away the fire gets lit
deep within my skeleton
I’m yellin’ at the heavens
I am not a prophet why you givin’ me these visions
Wounds is still healin’ I ain’t ready for the mission
But none of my excuses extinguishes the conviction
Maybe all the agony that couldn’t destroy me
prepared me for the battle that is set before me
Maybe there’s a reason I’m young Black and pissed (Maybe I was born, maybe I was raised)
Maybe that’s exactly what we need in a time like this (Maybe there’s a reason I was made for a time like this)

Made for a time like this
Made for a time like this
Made for time
Maybe there’s a reason I was made for a time like this
Made for a time like this
Made for a time like this
Made for a time
Maybe there’s a reason I was made…

We sprayed that champagne Obama in ‘08
Progress is never permanent, workin’ to maintain
A brotha in the office but they murdered Trayvon Martin
Sandra Bland and Eric Garner
We got out on the corner
Marchin’ and protestin’ like Washington 63
or Donald Trump’s America 2017
Man this here is discouragin’
I’m in need of some nourishment
‘cause my faith isn’t flourishin’
Maybe this is a test
Maybe I fear Goliath but David’s a better bet
Maybe I be forgetting the Spirit of God lives
inside of this carcass with power to resurrect
Maybe I’m Queen Esther
May I never forget (Maybe I was born, maybe I was raised)
I live and die with my people (Maybe there’s a reason)
I was made for a time like this (I was made for a time like this)

Made for a time like this
Made for a time like this
Made for time
Maybe there’s a reason I was made for a time like this
Made for a time like this
Made for a time like this
Made for a time
Maybe there’s a reason I was made for a time like this

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released July 21, 2017

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