Ranky Tanky visits an old theme, overcoming injustice with a gullah-inspired tune, the jazz electric guitarist Clay Ross laying down a steady beat while drummer Quentin Baxer batters at the strictures with a percussive bid to break away. The chorus bears all the marks of the civil rights struggle, preceded by Quiana Parler’s wail. Also adding their layers to the tune are Kevin Hamilton on bass and Charlton Singleton on trumpet.
They take our dreams
They pull us apart
They’ll never know our strength
They’ll never know our hearts
We want freedom.