Ballad of Walled Stone

Mayor Wagner, Jr. put up walls and he raided
With hatred he spurred from ancient scripture
While Marsha P. Johnson threw down walls unaided
Never scared to say Pay it No Mind
Punches throwing with bricks they a’ sailin’
Cutting strips outta bacon from prejudicial pigs
But you who question pride and honour
From comfy golden badges stained with dishonour
Now is the time for us to look upon her.

Mob men and mafia paid us our dues
Fortified our walls strong and thick
As Stormé DeLarverie delivered first pitch
Avoiding credit for it was nobody’s business
Carrying Christ on 51st while across the sea
Four hours in front Greenwich feels
Then the whole world too reels
But you who question pride our and honour
From comfy golden badges stained with dishonour
Now is the time for us to look upon her.

Nebulas are dancing and birthing stars from hot gas
Sylvia Rivera formed her own with our Marsha P.
Throwing the second Molotov was sittin on a bus
For then the whole wide worlds alight
it not mattering whether she was there as
trigonal pink prisons still entrap
While lawmen and judges kick you
from the ladders of law with no rungs to cling
so it is you who now questions pride and honour
From comfy golden badged rife with dishonour
Now is still the June to look upon her.

Rifles pointed to the azure sky as twenty-one fire
Into the tapestries of time
Woven with needles and thimbles pricking and stabbing
Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, Ma’am, inspects the troops
and disperses the infantry to humans
For June we celebrate them all in spite of
bigots tearing down their walls
and tearing the fascists down, down, down
But it is you who still questions pride and honour
From congress seats and desks earned with dishonour
Now is the time to look upon over the Hudson
and see those colours waving free and proud


Guitar Chords

Capo: IV

Verse: C, Am, Em

Refrain/Chorus:

F, G, C, Am

F, G, C

F,G, C

F,G, C, Am (Only for final line)

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