This is an original song by James Rustad called “Trapped In Deja Vu” which is a topical song about the death of Walter Scott in North Charleston, South Carolina.  Officer Michael Slager shot and killed Walter Scott, an unarmed black man, and was caught on a cell phone video recording. Officer Slager has been charged with murder.

When I saw it I couldn’t believe my eyes
I was shocked but not surprised
This happened many times before
On people of color there is a war

Walter Scott he has been shot eight times in the back
Officer Slager cuffed him after this murderous attack
Planted a weapon next to his body as he planted the seeds of hate
This happened here in America in the Palmetto State

The law is lawless – isn’t there something we can do?
Until we change our society we’ll be trapped in Deja Vu

North Charleston, South Carolina in the heart of Dixieland
A killer wearing blue committed murder on a man
Called in a false report then returned to status quo
But the execution was captured on a cellphone video

The law is lawless – isn’t there something we can do?
Until we change our society we’ll be trapped in Deja Vu

“Trapped In Deja Vu”
Lyrics and Music by James Rustad. Copyright 2015. All Rights Reserved.
Written and recorded on Wednesday April 8, 2015.