How Can You Stand and Watch Me Burn

Story Behind The Song

This is a protest song about the cruel and inhuman treatment of women and girl-children in certain cultures, where they are used as "payback" for perceived or actual wrongs done to a male in another family........ The female victims are beaten, kicked, cu

Song Description

Tells the story of how women and girlchildren are used as "retribution". First, the familes demand the women as retribution, then they detail what they will do to them. Then the victims speak about these actions.

Song Length 3:32 Genre Rap - Hip Hop, R & B - Contemporary
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Moving, Poignant Subject Protest, World
Language English Era 2000 and later


May I have your attention
for just one moment?
I want to tell you a story ...
About brutality - Injustice - and oppression
Towards those unable to defend themselves
Verse 1 - the men talk

You killed our brother, you killed our son
Give us your daughter for retri - bution
Hand her over, you know the law
A fang for a fang, and a claw for a claw

Verse 2 - the men talk
We'll tie her up, we'll beat her down
We'll kick her bleeding on the ground
she lives, he's dead, she'gonna pay
We'll make her work both night and day

.... How can you stand and watch me burn?
Where's your pity, where's your love?
Can you just stand and watch me burn?
You will be judged by the Lord above .....

Verse 3 - the woman speaks

You pull my hair, you crush my feet
You treat me like a piece of meat
You use your knife to cut my face
There's only one way to escape

Verse 3 - the woman speaks

The only way that's left for me ....
A can of gas will set me free
I'll soak my clothes, there's no return
I'll light the match - just watch me burn


Lyrics Original lyrics- Louise peacock, additional lyrics Ron Tuttle Music Louise Peacock and Ron Tuttle
Producer Casper (AKA Ron Tuttle) Publisher Louise peacock and Ron Tuttle
Performance Louise Peacock Label Unlimited Sounds
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Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Shady Rosy Weezy's Faves 4/4/2009

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