City Of The Toppled Monuments

from Tilt​-​A​-​Whirl by the Silent Boys

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City Of Toppled Monuments


Robert E Lee was no hero to me

He fought to preserve the system of slavery

You cry it’s not right to erase history

Under your concrete lies sacred sites of the black man



I want to ride down the avenue of monuments

With my wrecking ball



Reconstruction outlawed rebel statues

When the North looked away Jim Crow reared his ugly head

Disenfranchisement, lynchings, and oppression

In this climate of terror, traitors would be cast in bronze



I want to ride down the avenue of monuments

With my wrecking ball

City of the toppled monuments

City of the toppled monuments



A truth hard to swallow spit up as delusion

The South and its “noble” cause-a false retelling of history

This city was built on the backs of black men

Grim symbols of hatred still cast their shadow upon this land!



I want to ride down the avenue of monuments

With my wrecking ball

City of the toppled monuments

City of the toppled monuments

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from Tilt​-​A​-​Whirl, released June 15, 2020

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the Silent Boys Richmond, Virginia

The Silent Boys is an indie-pop band that has been silently playing and recording music for the past three decades.

Prior to their debut "Beauty Tips" CD, the Silent Boys released songs on various compilations including: Will There be Time for Tea (Morgan Leah), Seven Summers (Kindercore/Tweenet), and You Thought It Was the End of the World When the Rain Ruined Your Hair (Firestation Tower).
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