The New OK

Album: The New OK (2020)
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  • On the big wing span of your best laid plans
    A world that ain't worth knowing in the palm of our hands
    We tried putting the blame on misunderstanding
    Village in flames, earthquake, crash landings

    She's a laugh-a-minute
    From a joke so cruel
    Weighted blanket in the swimming pool
    Okie dokie for a broken fool
    A new hand sign for your twisted ways
    It's the new okay

    Deep in my own head
    Drenched from the cups
    I thought going downtown might cheer me up
    We promised each other we wouldn't let it get too rough
    Said to let me know son, when you've had it enough
    Said "Let me know when you've had your fill"

    Force of danger
    And the force of will
    Break your spirit when it gets revealed
    That you settled for an injury
    Instead of a kill
    Blood on your hands
    A pointless kill
    Now we've lost our way
    It's the new okay

    And I wonder if the life we lived
    Will be around when the weight is lifted
    Off the ground when the blades have shifted
    And it's all burnt to the ground
    Will we rise up from where we're planted
    With our fists up to the sun
    Or will we settle for our tear gassed eyes
    Staring down the gun

    It's summer in Portland and everything's fine
    Black Lives Matter holding up the line
    We've got mommy's and vets, taking fire
    From the cops on the beat, and the occupiers

    It's 11:29 and the shit comes down
    Shooting violence from behind the fence
    Smashing the medics and the once free press
    It gets bloody, and then gets messed
    Goons with guns coming out to play

    It's a battle for the very soul of the USA
    It's the new okay
    It's the new okay
    It's the new okay Writer/s: Patterson Hood
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  • Outcasted from Dirty SouthThe OK sign was not appropriated by white supremacists nor is there any evidence of such. Even if it was, white supremacists are one of the smallest groupings in America as most whites are against such things (probably even Portlanders who look down on EVERYBODY). They probably make up the smallest minority group of all, even evidenced at the Charlottesville riot where out of 30 million plus Americans, only a couple hundred (or less) such people showed up to possibly promote white supremacy. You will easily meet many people who use the OK symbol to simply mean "OK" than you will meet someone using a white supremacist symbol. You will more easily find symbols of black power (Marxist fist) than you will white power. These tidbits of info are highly biased and easily accessible without a shred of fairness to them.
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