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Chainsmoking
Jacob Banks Lyrics


It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love

I know my lease is up and the bailiff's at the door
And still I'm hanging on to the life we had before
I know this cold love won't lead me to the Lord
Although I'm black and blue, I'm begging you for more

It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love

We watched the water rise, and waiting by the shore
Take me on top of the world and leave me on the floor
You say we're meant to be but I'm seeing your honesty
I'll be a casualty when morning comes, oh

It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love, oh

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Ajay Bhattacharyya, Jacob Akintayo Akinoso, Jonathan Saxe

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Vanessa Morris

It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
I know my lease is up and the bailiff's at the door
And still I'm hanging on to the life we had before
I know this cold love won't lead me to the Lord
Although I'm black and blue, I'm begging you for more
It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
We watched the water rise, and waiting by the shore
Take me on top of the world and leave me on the floor
You say we're meant to be but I'm seeing your honesty
I'll be a casualty when morning comes, oh
It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love, oh



eschelar

I can't make head or tails of his message though.

Is the message about anti race or anti cop? There's no context here for what is going on. It's just some angry dude in a uniform. It really really looks like it's a racism thing, but since several races are represented, it looks more anti-cop.

But it makes no sense because there's no specific reason for a cop to be there antagonizing these people. People often forget that cops don't just run around looking for people to hit. Maybe they do in some places, but it's exceptionally rare. The most common places to see abuses of power are under authoritarian rule. Places like the UK, the current state of affairs in France, certain parts of Australia, and literally just about every non-westernized country on the planet.

It's a curious phenomenon that if you tell people that they are oppressed, they will feel oppressed, even if there is no actual oppression.

I'm not American, but a friend of mine is. He tells me that his experience in the US is that of constant fear of getting killed by cops.

Interestingly, he has actually been to jail. He went to jail because of failing to show up for another charge. The charge was related to illegal weapons he owns. He was caught with illegal weapons. The weapons were not seized and he was not killed when he was caught with them. He told me that going to jail was just a matter of course for him because he knew that he had to go to jail because he didn't show up.

Ironically, he was selling drugs for years and never got busted and never went to jail for this. He has never been shot by the police in spite of the fact that he participates in illegal behavior fairly often. He's constantly terrified of getting killed by the cops for no reason, in spite of his actual lived experience where the cops generally don't give him any trouble in spite of regular and sometimes rather extreme infringement of the law. He has lived this lifestyle in the US for decades.

So why does live in constant fear of the cops?

It's his immersion in the narrative.

He posts several times per day on social media of instances of "police injustice", but I've never seen him check any of the cases himself. He posted one yesterday where an apparently "innocent" 15 year old girl was convicted of murder with a 51 year sentence. I googled it. She says he was reaching for something under the bed and she was terrified of him. Forensic evidence said he was sleeping when he was shot and the body was found with his arms interlocked underneath him.

Apparently her defense lawyers couldn't figure out a way to demonstrate that he was threatening her and reaching for a gun under the bed while he was asleep with his arms folded underneath his body. She was therefore convicted as a person who was not being threatened but who had stolen a gun (which he had shown her) and shot the guy in the back while he was asleep.

This being used to demonstrate the deep injustice of the legal system against blacks...

Since he is constantly immersed in it, it builds his fear to dizzying heights and he's constantly stressed about it.

Watching this video, I had a similar feeling. It's not specific. Not based on reality, just a depiction of fear in general out of some brutish authoritarian sadism. It's literally a part of a hyperbolic narrative that is doing far more harm than good.

Where I grew up, black people don't live in ghettos. They are just normal people. They can speak intelligently with you and they compete in schools and in business on even footing. I've never heard a black person say anything about being unduly afraid of the cops. Or a latino. Or an asian. Or even a Lebanese or a Persian. This doesn't mean that injustices don't exist in that place, but the narrative is not pushed and minorities don't feel marginalized because they aren't constantly indoctrinated to feel marginalized. And guess what? They do just fine.

Content like this does more harm than good.



giorgio leandro

It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love

I know my lease is up and the bailiff's at the door
And still I'm hanging on to the life we had before
I know this cold love won't lead me to the Lord
Although I'm black and blue, I'm begging you for more

It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love

We watched the water rise, and waiting by the shore
Take me on top of the world and leave me on the floor
You say we're meant to be but I'm seeing your honesty
I'll be a casualty when morning comes, oh

It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
It's getting harder to breathe
Chainsmoking your love
Can't be good for my sanity
Can't be good for my lungs
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love
Chainsmoking your love, oh



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Jacob Alex

This guy isnt famous enough.

Romario Smith

No need to be famous.

Alpha Tom123

Lol he literally has nineteen billion views on this

Sicelo Ngxabi

Bro .. thats Fact!

Babatunde Arogundade

ARE YOU SURE ?

Cassandra Fickel

@Deanna young xg

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shaieka dickinson

I can feel your voice healing something I didn't know was broken.

Firey Flower

Thats a very poetic way of describing so deep and unique about him

Arlitha Goppert

I know. His voice is incredible 😍

Dana Sweeney

@Dre Johnson Totally agree with you! Be the change You want to see!
I had a good friend of mine, welcome me to The Loving Family but he also told me to be prepared for people being against me & my fiance. I'm Caucasian and he is African American...My fiance said, "My love, you can say black...lol". He is the 1st black guy I've ever dated...he was blown away by that fact for some reason ::shrugs:: I told him that I've truly never looked at skin color...that it has always been about the attraction that occurs between two people. It should never be about color, race, sexual orientation or any other aspects about a person...My love is true unconditional love. And I've always taught my kids to be the same in their lives! The world would be a better place if we could come together instead of fighting! 🙏🏻❤🕊🕉👑 ♊💟♊

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