By Any Means

by Jorja Smith

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Lyrics for By Any Means by Jorja Smith:

Intro
(Oh-oh
Oh-oh-oh-oh, oh-oh-oh)
So go ahead and fix your crown
Then watch it all burn in smoke, oh, oh
Go ahead and stand your ground
We're on the long road to freedom, oh, no

Verse 1
Too much time tryna figure out why
Too much time to be patient
All this time you be feeding us lies
Ain't no truth in your statements
Too much pain in these little white lies
You left here
All this time tryna figure out how
We still here
I take pride in the things that we've done
Side by side in the revolution
Won't stay silent for things that I love
'Cause we know dem nuh care about us
White men can't jump but at least they can run
Broke these chains just to put our hands up
They can never see the kingdom coming
You wanna see us all amount to nothing, no

Pre-Chorus
I can see your face, see the light in your eyes
I can see the change, feel the heat of the fire
If you can feel the pain, then you know you're alive
Both feet on the line

Chorus
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you), oh, no
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you)
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you)
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you)

Post-Chorus
I've spent too many days in my head now
Did you think we would forget, how?
Too many destinies, too many sentences
Read now, read now
See all this pain in the headlines
But I have cried for the last time
But know what happens, see
You would be blind if it was just an eye for an eye

Verse 2
And what if we changed the world?
We rise from the flames the victor
It's far from a perfect picture
I know we're sinful but we are human
Would you be grateful if you took my place?
Say my name (Say my name)
There is redemption in the steps we take
Say, one life and I'm gonna use it (Oh)
Innocent 'til I am proven (Oh, no)
One last chance and you blew it (Oh)
One last dance in the ruins (Oh)
So much hate in your movements (Oh, no)
Told me I couldn't prove it (No)
One last prayer for the sinners (Ooh)
You only learn what you witness (Ooh, ooh-ooh)

Pre-Chorus
I can see your face, see the light in your eyes
I can see the change, feel the heat of the fire
If you can feel the pain, then you know you're alive
Both feet on the line

Chorus
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you), oh, no
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you)
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you)
By any means, I will fight (For you, for you)

Post-Chorus
I've spent too many days in my head now
Did you think we would forget, how?
Too many destinies, too many sentences
Read now, read now
See all this pain in the headlines
But I have cried for the last time
But know what happens, see
You would be blind if it was just an eye for an eye

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Song Facts

Throughout the track, Jorja reflects on her experiences as a part of the Black Lives Matter movement, and explores the culture surrounding social justice in the modern day, addressing the history of lies, pain, and death that lead to this current political climate, embracing the strength in solidarity that many have found within the movement.

Proceeds collected from the project will benefit several charities and projects targeting pertinent issues such as child incarceration, criminal justice, mass incarceration, and the accountability of police officers. Jorja has attributed the song to her efforts to keep the conversation going, and keep the media alive.

The track appears on the forthcoming Roc Nation compilation of social justice-themed tracks entitled “Reprise.”

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