Lucky to Be So Blind

by Ryan Amador

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Produced & Recorded by Ben Lorio at The Music Shed Studios in New Orleans, LA

All profits from sales on Bandcamp from July 6-August 30 will go to the North Rampart Community Center in New Orleans, LA (www.northrampartcommunity.com).

"Lucky To Be So Blind"

Written by Ryan Amador (Woofsongs Music/ASCAP)
Arranged by Daniel Weidlein (BioSoul Music/SESAC)

Vocal Production, Mixing, & Additional Production by Daniel Weidlein at The BeatCave in Los Angeles, CA

Mastering by Brent Somermeyer at Catadawn Studios in Denver, CO

Trumpet by Aurelien Barnes
Trombone by Jeremy Phipp
Bass by Jimmy Williams
Piano by Ainsley Matich
Drums by Eric Rogers
Additional Vocals by Polanco Jones Jr, Cameron-Mitchell Ware, & Whitney Mixon

Cover Art by ABAG Studios

lyrics

LYRICS:

There’s a disease in this country
There’s a plague full of hate and no one is free
We all play a part in it
Will you be a symptom or a cure?

There’s a war now, and what for now?
A genocide born from pride we’ve all been endowed
And we still inform it
It’s there, even if you won’t admit it

How desperate can one be?
Crying out for equality
Screamin oh, oh
(Check your position)
(Where do you sit?)

If you don’t face it every day
And keep on prayin’ you’ll see a change
If you think there’s still time to wait
Well then, you live in a lucky place

And If you don’t fear for your children’s lives
Left to die with no chance to fight
If you think the man is on your side
Well then,

You’re lucky to be so blind
You’re lucky to be so blind

Another protest, things get tense
You see a riot, I see defense, yeah
Who made the first move, huh?
Who exactly started on offense?

It aint the oppressed who’ll make the sirens end
Not those who suffer who get to forget
Not the profiled graced to pretend
That we live in a post-racial establishment

How desperate can one be?
Trying to point at corrupt authority
Oh, oh
(Check your position)
(Where do you sit?)

If you don’t face it every day
And keep on prayin’ you’ll see a change
If you think there’s still time to wait
Well then, you live in a lucky place

And if you don’t fear for your children’s lives
Left to die with no chance to fightith no chance to fight
If you think the man is on your side
Well then

You’re lucky to be so blind
You’re lucky to be so blind

The question is: when did superiority begin?
And why? What’s to gain from it?
Who decided on a prototype face?
Why does the man in power still need a slave?
And who exactly is it who are suffering?
Aint it the people who built this country in the first place?

This aint about white guilt
Not about emotion
It’s about kindness
Put it in motion

Yeah, it’s about humans
All equal in species
Treating each other
Less than the natural vision

Check your position
Check your position
Check your position
Check your position

(choir)
If you don’t face it every day
Keep on prayin you’ll see change
If you still think there’s time to wait
Well then, you live in a lucky place
If you don’t fear for your children’s lives
Left to die with no chance to fight
If you think the man is on your side
Well then

You’re lucky to be so blind

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released July 6, 2018

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