The Anthem

(on Baltimore, post-Freddie Gray)

Heartbeat of the city
Beat hard, beat strong
For lives long suffered and those long gone
That live on in us
We rise up
The right way.

Hope needed in this city
Faith to keep on to tomorrow’s promise
And the dream that’s upon us
Ready to come true
Believe in us
Believe in me
because I believe in you, and

We will rise.

But, the right way
So that our successes won’t fade
So that our progress paves the way
For future generations