Video e Testo: ANDERSON .PAAK – “Lockdown”

Video e Testo: ANDERSON .PAAK – “Lockdown”

Anderson .Paak ha pubblicato on line il video della sua nuova canzone intitolata Lockdown.

Il video, diretto da Dav Meyers, ha dei cameo visivi di Syd, Jay Rock, Andra Day, Dominic Fike e altri, ed è incentrato sul tema della brutalità della polizia, ingiustizia razziale e protesta. Molti degli artisti presenti nella clip indossano anche maschere per il viso, una rappresentazione visiva della pandemia di COVID-19 in corso. 

Il visual per “Lockdown” termina con un elenco di più vittime della brutalità della polizia, tra cui George Floyd e Breonna Taylor. Il frame finale presenta una nota in cui si afferma che l’organizzazione .Paak .Paak House ha donato ad Action Bail Fund LA, Atlanta Solidarity Fund e Albany Safety Fund for Black Lives.

Tutti gli stipendi del cast e dell’equipaggio per il filmato “Lockdown” sono stati donati a Dream Defenders, un’organizzazione di giovani rivoluzionari.

IL TESTO 

 

You should’ve been downtown (Yeah)
The people are risin’ (Yeah)
We thought it was a lockdown (What?)
They opened the fire (Damn)
Them bullets was flyin’ (Ooh)
Who said it was a lockdown? Goddamn lie

Oh my
Time heals all, but you out of time now (Now)
Judge gotta watch us from the clock tower (True)
Lil’ tear gas cleared the whole place out
I’ll be back with the hazmat for the next round
We was tryna protest, then the fires broke out
Look out for the secret agents, they be planted in the crowd
Said, “It’s civil unrest,” but you sleep so sound
Like you don’t hear the screams when we catchin’ beatdowns?
Stayin’ quiet when they killin’ niggas, but you speak loud
When we riot, got opinions comin’ from a place of privilege
Sicker than the COVID how they did him on the ground
Speakin’ of the COVID, is it still goin’ around?
And won’t you tell me ’bout the lootin’? What’s that really all about?
‘Cause they throw away black lives like paper towels
Plus unemployment rate, what, forty million now?
Killed a man in broad day, might never see a trial
We just wanna break chains like slaves in the South
Started in the North End but we in the downtown
Riot cops tried to block, now we gotta show down
(Citizens of Los Angeles) Down
(I hereby declare this to be an unlawful assembly)
(And in the name of the people of the State of California)

You should’ve been downtown (Command all those assembled)
The people are risin’ (Right here)
We thought it was a lockdown
They opened the fire (Ooh)
Them bullets was flyin’
(Lockdown, we ain’t gotta stop because they tell us to)
Who said it was a lockdown? Goddamn lie

And downtown, where I got popped with the rubber bullet
Tre pound, got it in my name now, I’ma shoot it

Uh, okay
Never understand why they do it
Someone cut the channel off the news ‘fore I lose it (Nah)
I ain’t even trippin’, if you wit’ it, then we lootin’ (Nah)
Help me put this Louis in the back of Suzuki (Ooh), o-he
Had to break it down so smoothly (Smooth)
They gon’ say, “It’s not about race,” but we movin’ (Fuckin’) ho, power
Copped the tre pound, had to put that in my name
Wish a nigga play now (Yeah)
Any given day, I’ll be headed to the pulpits (Yeah)
Say a lil’ prayer, matter fact, I need two of ’em, ooh
Won’t he do it? Won’t he do it?
Ooh, this ain’t ’92 so we into new rules
Niggas got hip, so we don’t loot the projects
‘Bout to hit Rodeo with my lil’ cousin Marcus
Someone threw a whole brick in the Neiman Marcus (Ah)
Help me put the whole mannequin in the Charger

You should’ve been downtown (Down)
The people are risin’ (Look around)
We thought it was a lockdown (Lockdown)
They opened the fire (Had to get low, fire)
Them bullets was flyin’ (Down, down)
Who said it was a lockdown? Goddamn lie (Ooh-wee)

Lockdown, we ain’t gotta stop ’cause they tell us to
Downtown, where I got popped with the rubber bullet
Tre pound (Uh), got it in my name now, I’ma shoot it
Lockdown, we ain’t gotta stop ’cause they tell us to
Downtown

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