This video is in honor of the courage and bravery of the activists and organizations who are demanding a change to broken systems rooted in hundreds of years of racism. It includes iconic photography from the great humanitarian and Black artist, Gordon Parks. -UR #icry Usher “I Cry” is out now: https://smarturl.it/xICry Usher’s proceeds from this record will be donated to http://lisc.org in support of Black owned businesses and Black led community groups. Donate at https://secure.givelively.org/donate/… Director: USHER Still Photographs by Gordon Parks (@gordonoarksfoundation). © The Gordon Parks Foundation. License granted by Intellectual Properties Management, Inc., Atlanta GA, as Licensor Of The Estate of Martin Luther King, Jr Videographer: Ricardo Emmanuel (@rickydirects) Editor: Marcus Eriksson Graphics: Dem Raymond Boyz (Cinco & Naviyd) Archive footage and photography sources: Getty Images and Library of Congress Lyrics: Hey yay yay yay yay yay yay yay Hey yay yay yay yay yay yay yay [VERSE] I can’t keep it together I usually don’t show my emotions But it ain’t getting better Cause you can’t be blind with eyes wide open And I see struggle I see pain I see only the mess we made I see things that I can’t change And it hurts my heart to say [CHORUS] I cry For the sons without fathers And the pain that the mothers Hold deep inside And I’ll fight For the future we’re making It can change if we face it Cause these tears won’t dry So I cry Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh Ooh ooh ooh ooh [VERSE] When I look in the mirror Do I see someone that cares for others Oh no no no no no…. Do I love myself more than my sisters… and brothers… I don’t know Now I’ve see struggles I’ve seen pain I’ve seen beyond the mess we’ve made I’ve seen things that we can not change And it hurts my heart to say [CHORUS] I cry For the sons without fathers And the pain that the mothers “ I CRY “ Hold deep inside So I’ll fight For the future we’re making It’ll change if we face it Cause these tears won’t dry So I cry Ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh ooh I cry Ooh ooh ooh ooh Cry [BRIDGE] For the truth that’s unspoken For the promises broken I will stand by your side I’ll fight For the ones who stop dreaming And the ones who stop believing You’re not alone I feel your pain [CHORUS] I cry For the sons without fathers And the pain that their mothers Hold deep inside I’ll fight For the future we’re making It only changes if we face it It’s love over pride I’ll cry… I cry
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