Grow
Algee Smith Lyrics


I'm coming from a place of delusions and being blinded
I been around it
I hear it now
It's coming loud, the sound of sirens
Of all of the places, how is this where I end up?
Oh, hated for what I am and loved for what I'm not

Truth is that all men are equal
But I know
Equal for my kind of people ain't what they show
I'm crying oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
I wonder when we will grow

I'm coming from a place of frustrations from realizing
Realizing
And it's opened my eyes
We act like it ain't there and try to hide it
But where divided
Of all of the places, how is this where i end up?
Oh, hated for what I am and loved for what I'm not

Truth is that all men are equal
But I know
Equal for my kind of people ain't what they show
I'm crying oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
I wonder when we will grow

Truth is that all men are equal
But I know
Equal for my kind of people ain't what they show
I'm crying oh, oh
Oh, oh
Oh, oh
I wonder when we will grow

Writer(s): JOHN ELEY, ALGEE SMITH, DWAYNE ALO

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Carl Cooper

The three lives lost during the racial attack. The trauma and pain that Algee portrayed was so tough to watch, but perfectly depicted. To this day, there are still police brutality cases relating to race and it is a major issue. It’s so gut-wrenching to realise what happened before many of our time, but it’s also an indication that we must grow. Larry’s real life trauma is one that none of us should endure. And I hope this sort of thing never does happen again.





PS for people who watched the movie, I did some further reading into the civil rights movement, and the bylines that appeared after the movie are not 100% right. the officers responsible for the murders assault abuse and conspiracy ended up being sentenced; the 2 murderers are still incarcerated and the other having passed away.

Melvin Dismukes (the black security guard who stood by) was defendant against each lawsuit and even testified against the other defendants.

As the man near the start of the film said, change doesn’t happen overnight. Though not honourable justice was served, the murderers will continue to pay for their actions.

#kickoutracism



All comments from YouTube:

Tanya Shavelle

well deserved! Algee played the hell outta that role in DETROIT. It's hard to watch but such a necessary film. Love the Dramatics. Love Larry.

Spiritual Gangsta Ms Tonya

Yes he did that..and so glad for Larry

King

This man has lived most of his life in pain. But through his darkest moment, there was light at the end of the tunnel. I don’t know this man, but I love him! Continue to grow.

Hollywood Hernandez

Detroit was a hard movie to watch. Kinda like a 1960's version of Roots. But it's a part of our history that everyone should know about. Great, soulful song!

Guydelord Mansani

Man especially the ending where Larry didn't have money and was poor that part was really difficult to watch

sssniperpup

Hollywood Hernandez it was one of the hardest movies for me to watch because of the tactics the director used by dragging out the torture they faced which is very significant in conveying the message and it truly makes you feel

Rasta Fari

Wow this song goes beyond deep. . You can actually see the hurt, memories and passion in Legendary Larry Reed's eyes as if he were reliving that moment again. Larry Reed did an excellent job in the movie, as well as his vocals in this Gem. . The movie is beyond great and very sad in the same breathe. . God bless the both o f them and the people that experienced what happened in '67 at the Algier Motel.

Isaac Gonzales

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Dree Berry

You can hear the gospel in Algee Smiths' voice. God needed him to deliver his message not entertain the people determined to depress his very existence. #detroitmovie is sooo good and sad at the same time. Unfortunately, history is repeating itself. My heart is heavy realizing the reality of America for blacks!

Isaac Gonzales

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