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To his grandma’s house
He was walking home
Down Florissant Avenue
Clouds racing above
In the afternoon

The Mississippi flows not far away
Sometimes he swore
He could hear it say
Don’t worry Mike everything’s okay

Chorus
Just down the road
From St. Louis
There lies a town named Ferguson
And on an august night in 2014
Six shots rang out in infamy

What he did to die nobody knows
the chief of police isn’t saying a word
But there are those who saw
And there are those who heard

Dred Scott was told just down the road
You are not a man, you must be bought and sold
And now they told Mike Brown
you won’t be growing old

Chorus
His hands were pointed toward the sky
This wasn’t a day for anyone to die
Got people all around
All wondering why

They left him laying there like nobody’s son
But in the August light they saw what was done
Done to big Mike
Down in Ferguson

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from Radical Songs for Rough Times, released September 15, 2020

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Dan Hanrahan Chicago, Illinois

Musician and writer Dan Hanrahan has a long history in out-there folk circles. He specializes in surrealist ballads laced with glam and Brecht. Hanrahan has shared the stage with Gordon Gano and received plaudits from Eugene Chadbourne and Shimmy Disc’s Kramer and has opened shows for They Might Be Giants and Throwing Muses. ... more

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