Ferguson (Single)

by Devil Met Contention

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This song is for those who's strength to hold their resolve in the hope that one day equality and justice will prevail over hate, carries us as a world and ever changing nation, into the future.

Michael Brown, Jr. (May 20, 1996 – August 9, 2014)

The tragedy of life is often not in our failure, but rather in our complacency.

-Benjamin E. Mays

Devil Met Contention is
Ehson Rad..............Lyrics, Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
David Schuyler.......Guitar
Max Nemer.............Bass Guitar, Piano
Nez...........................Drums, Percussion

Written by Ehson Rad
Arranged & Performed by Devil Met Contention

Engineered at Howl Street Studios by Shane Hochstetler
Mastered at Saff Mastering by Carl Saff

Copyright © 2015 Devil Met Contention All Rights Reserved
All materials, content, and forms Contained in this release are intellectual property of Ehson Rad & Devil Met Contention and may not be copied, distributed, or displayed, without Ehson Rad’s express written permission

Made in Milwaukee, WI


released July 23, 2015



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Devil Met Contention Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Devil Met Contention combines country, folk and blues into a distinctive sound that brings to mind Nick Cave, Tom Waits and Johnny Cash. The group was hailed as "a haunting slab of dusty Americana" by the Milwaukee Record.

Devil Met Contention is perfect if you feel like dancing, socializing or drowning your sorrows with a bottle of whiskey.
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Track Name: Ferguson
In Ferguson Missouri
Shot down in the streets
Laid Mike Brown down, surely
He’ll never get up to his feet

See twelve shots rang out in chasing
To halt, or maim, or kill
Black luck in Missouri,
At the seams it doesn’t spill

Suspicion found two walkers
They matched convenience crime
Pursue if need pursuing
Down Hell and Earths fine line

Brought to the Grand Jury
Each side the spoke, each side they sought
A justice blind, a justice truthful
The law is fair they thought

Lines blur time ensuing
The day the verdict dropped
Tears fall with no conviction
Away Wilson did walk

Now Ferguson's in ash and flame
Newscasters they flock
To fan the fire of one man’s name
Until, the next ones shot