Bon Jovi recounts George Floyd’s death in American Reckoning

Derrick Santistevan

Bon Jovi have actually turned the last minutes of George Floyd’s life into a brand-new song, entitled American Reckoning.

In the rock band’s most current release, which dropped on Friday, vocalist Jon Bon Jovi information the death of Floyd, who was eliminated by a policeman who kneeled on his neck for almost 9 minutes throughout an arrest in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Consisting of the lyrics: “God damn those eight long minutes/Laying face down in cuff on the ground/Bystanders pleaded for mercy/As one cop shoved a kid in the crowd,” the song asks listeners: “When did a judge and jury/Become a badge and a knee on these streets?”

Bon Jovi likewise questioned the state of America’s soul with the compelling phrasing: “America’s on fire/There’s protests in the streets/Her conscience has been looted/And her soul is under siege/Another mother’s crying as history repeats/I can’t breathe.”

The song referenced the Black Lives Matter demonstrations, triggered by Floyd’s murder, and latest things the departed male spoke as he lacked oxygen: “I can’t breathe”.

Bon Jovi exposed he felt forced to utilize his voice to support the Black Lives Matter motion for racial justice.
“I was moved to write American Reckoning as a witness to history,” he informed Blabbermouth, “I believe the greatest gift of an artist is the ability to use their voice to speak to issues that move us.”

American Reckoning will appear on Bon Jovi’s upcoming album, Bon Jovi 2020.

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