Black lives
Matter
Black lives
Matter
Black lives (Tell the world that black lives matter)
Matter (Tell the world that black lives matter)
Black lives (Tell the world that black lives matter)
Matter (Tell the world that black lives matter)

When someone says, "Black lives matter"
Don't respond with "All lives matter"
That is being dismissive
That is being dismissive

When someone speaks out against hate
That's not the time for a debate
Be a good ally and listen
Be a good ally and listen

No one was saying, "All lives matter" (Black lives)
Until people started saying, "Black lives matter" (Matter)
Does the word "black" make you uncomfortable? (Black lives)
Does it remind you about your whiteness? (Matter)
I want to use my white privilege (Black lives)
To help dismantle white privilege (Matter)
I say, "Black lives matter" (Black lives)
Because I want equality (Matter)

When someone says, "Black lives matter"
Don't respond with "All lives matter"
That is being dismissive
That is being dismissive

When someone speaks out against hate
That's not the time for a debate
Be a good ally and listen
Be a good ally and listen

Visit black people in black spaces (Black lives)
Listen to what they have to say (Matter)
Learn about the struggles they face every day (Black lives)
Join the Civil Rights Movement, not turn away (Matter)
Don't feel guilty 'bout white privilege (Black lives)
Do something to help dismantle it (Matter)
Don't just engage in idle chatter (Black lives)
Tell the world black lives matter (Matter)

When someone says, "Black lives matter"
Don't respond with "All lives matter"
That is being dismissive
That is being dismissive

When someone speaks out against hate
That's not the time for a debate
Be a good ally and listen
Be a good ally and listen


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Black Lives Matter song meanings
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