Bon Jovi reflete sobre violência policial e protestos nas ruas na nova música "American Reckoning"

Balada traz também uma mensagem de esperança nem sua letra

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A banda Bon Jovi lançou, nesta sexta-feira (10), o single "American Reckoning". A música mostra como a morte de George Floyd e os movimentos contra o racismo e a violência policial impactaram o grupo de rock e, em especial, o seu líder, Jon Bon Jovi.

Ele escreveu a letra de "American Reckoning" que consegue aliar um tom crítico às autoridades, mas também leva uma mensagem de esperança. O refrão é uma das partes da letra que melhor ilustra o clima da música:

"Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me
American reckoning"

"Sobreviva, sobreviva
Acenda uma luz, sobreviva
Use a sua voz e você me lembra
O acerto de contas americano"

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"American Reckoning"

America's on fire
There's protests in the street
Her conscience has been looted
And her soul is under siege
Another mother's crying, as history repeats
I can't breathe

God damn those 8 long minutes
Lying face down in cuffs on the ground
Bystanders pleaded for mercy
As one, cop shoved a kid in the crowd
When did a judge and a jury
Become a badge and a knee
On these streets?

Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me
American reckoning

I'll never know what it's like
To walk a mile in his shoes
And I'll never have to have the talk
So it don't happen to you
Three little words written 'cross the chest
Of a twelve year old who hasn't lived life yet
"Am I next? Am I next? "

Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me
American reckoning

Is this a moment or movement?
Is this the tide or a flood?
Is our American reckoning?
Our story written in blood
Or in love
Or in peace

Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me

Stay alive, stay alive
Shine a light, stay alive
Use your voice and you remember me
American reckoning
In our American reckoning

Fonte: Vagalume