Drive-By Truckers – What It Means Chords and Lyrics
Artist : Drive-By Truckers Song : What It Means [Verse 1] : E He was running down the street E When they shot him in his tracks A4 A9 About the only thing agreed upon A4 A9 Is he ain't coming back E There won't be any trial E So the air it won't be cleared A4 A9 There's just two sides calling names A4 A9 Out of anger out of fear E If you say it wasn't racial E When they shot him in his tracks A4 A9 Well I guess that means that you ain't black A4 A9 It means that you ain't black E I mean Barack Obama won E And you can choose where to eat A4 A9 But you don't see too many white kids lying A4 A9 Bleeding on the street [Verse 2] : E In some town in Missouri E But it could be anywhere A4 A9 It could be right here on Ruth Street A4 A9 In fact it's happened here E And it happened where you're sitting E Wherever that might be A4 A9 And it happened last weekend A4 A9 And it will happen again next week E And when they turned him over E They were surprised there was no gun A4 A9 I mean he must have done something A4 A9 Or else why would he have run E And they'll spin it for the anchors E On the television screen A4 A9 So we can shrug and let it happen A4 A9 Without asking what it means [Chorus] : E What it means? E What it means? [Verse 3] : E Then I guess there was protesting E And some looting in some stores A4 A9 And someone was reminded that A4 A9 They ain't called colored folks no more E I mean we try to be politically E Correct when we call names A4 A9 But what's the point of post-racial A4 A9 When old prejudice remains? E And that guy who killed that kid E Down in Florida standing ground A4 A9 Is free to beat up on his girlfriend A4 A9 And wave his brand new gun around E While some kid is dead and buried E And laying in the ground E With a pocket full of skittles [Chorus] : E What it means? E What it means? [Verse 4] : E Astrophysics at our fingertips E And we're standing at the summit A4 A9 And some man with a joystick A4 A9 Lands a rocket on a comet E We're living in an age E Where limitations are forgotten A4 A9 The outer edges move and dazzle us A4 A9 But the core is something rotten E And we're standing on the precipice E Of prejudice and fear A4 A9 We trust science just as long A4 A9 As it tells us what we want to hear E We want our truths all fair and balanced E As long as our notions lie within it A4 A9 There's no sunlight in our asses A4 A9 And our heads are stuck up in it E And our heroes may be rapists E Who watch us while we dream A4 A9 But don't look to me for answers A4 A9 Cuz I don't know what it means [Chorus] : E What it means? E What it means?