“Surrender Under Protest” – Drive-By Truckers [YouTube Music Video]

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Drive-By Truckers “Surrender Under Protest” Lyrics

From the comfort zone of history
On the lips of trusted loved ones
To the lonely, fragile minds of angry youths

No sooner was it over
Than the memory made it nobler
The selective means by which to point the view

Compelled, but not defeated
Surrender under protest if you must
Compelled, but not defeated

If it’s all you can remember
Then it’s been that way forever
And for six long generations it’s been told

But among the fallen was tradition
That tradition was the mission
And that the wrongness of the sin was not the goal

Compelled, but not defeated
Surrender under protest if you must
Compelled, but not defeated

Does the color really matter
On the face you blame for failure
On the shamin’ for a battle’s losing cause

If the victims and aggressors
Just remain each others others
And the instigators never fight their own

Compelled, but not defeated
Surrender under protest if you must
Compelled, but not defeated
Surrender under protest if you must
Surrender under protest if you must

Drive-By Truckers have shared a politically charged music video for “Surrender Under Protest,” a track from their 2016 album, American Band. Watch it above, courtesy of Pitchfork’s YouTube.

The video was directed by Lance Bangs, and the band commented that it “is a gritty portrait of today’s America within the Black Lives Matter movement, done in the style of the Clash’s ‘London Calling.'”

American Band is currently available on Amazon.

For more about Drive-By Truckers, check out their Zumic artist page.

Source: Pitchfork YouTube