Across The Lines
Words & Music:
Em D Am C
Across the lines, who would dare to go?
Em D Am
Under the bridge, over the tracks,
That separates whites from blacks
Em D G
Choose sides or run for your life.
Am C D Em C G
Tonight, the riots begin on back streets of America.
Am C G
They kill the dream of America.
Little black girl gets assaulted, ain't no reason why.
Newspaper prints the story and racist tempers fly.
Next day it start a riot, knives and guns are drawn.
Two black boys get killed, one white boy goes blind.
Little black girl gets assaulted, don't know-one know her name.
Lots of people hurt and angry, she's the one to blame.
CHORUS: [end on G Dm G Dm G]