Justice Denied

1) Who’s that runnin’ from the scene of the crime?

Looks like a kid. This one’s mine.

Maybe a black boy or a Mexican kid

It really doesn’t matter what he did

The bottom line is I’m not interested in his side

Justice denied


2) Gonna work him over, rough him up

Let’s get those handcuffs on this pup

Resisting arrest, that’s what it’s called

We’ll make him sweat, we’ll make him crawl

Put that little badass up against the wall, terrified

Justice denied, justice, justice denied, justice denied



Well, my job here is to make my case

It’s easy to do with a black boy’s face

And if what I say and the truth ain’t the same

Bein’ a cop is like playin’ a game

I got the power, he gets the blame

If he didn’t do it, that’s a shame, I don’t decide

Justice denied


3) Who’s that runnin’ from the scene of the crime?

She looks Indian. She’s all mine.

We do what we want, that’s no surprise

Who knows where the truth really lies?

We’ve got the perfect little alibis, we can hide

Justice denied, justice, justice denied, justice denied, justice denied



"Moss Henry is an incredible songwriter and musician who puts his talents to work speaking his mind with a refreshing and powerful directness. His music is about making the world a better place."

Steve DeLap, Our Roots are Showing, KRCB FM

"Moss Henry is an amazing singer/songwriter, with lyrics that are right on the mark and music that touches something deep inside."

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