1. Time To Listen

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A song inspired by recent events of racial injustice in the United States including the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and too many others. All proceeds from downloads of this song will be donated to BLACK LIVES MATTER. To donate directly go to: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/ms_blm_homepage_2019

Music and lyrics by Susan J. Berman.
Published by Gray Lady Music
Recorded at Nantucket Community Music Center, Nantucket, MA,
Sound engineer - Floyd Kellogg.
Mixed and mastered by Erik Balkey of Hudson Harding Music & Glenn Barratt of Morningstar Studios, Philadelphia, PA.
Cover photo by Ray K. Saunders
Mural in photo by Ellie Schmidt


Time to Listen – by Susan J. Berman

My heart is breakin,
Too many lives taken
‘Neath a veil of power
Are we at the hour of reckoning?
Can’t turn a blind eye
History will not deny
Wounds so deep can’t wrap our arms around it.

What can I do?
What can I say?
Can’t wipe this stain away, It’s time to listen
Hear mothers cry
Why did they die?
400 years gone by, It’s time to listen
It’s time to listen

Spelled out with clarity
The weight of disparity
There’s a George Floyd in every city
Voices cry out unheard
Years of justice never served
Is this wave a sea of change toward healing?


With peace on the left, justice on the right,
To the darkness may we shed some light?
Time to listen, It’s time to listen.
Kill this disease, Bridge this schism
Free us all from this racist prison.
Time to listen, Time to listen

What can I do?
What can I say?
Can’t wipe this stain away, But I can listen
Hear mothers cry
Why did they die?
It’s time to listen