Hush, little baby, don’t say a word.
Just ignore the news you heard.
All those shootings, all the dead—
Need not upset your little head.
Don’t you fret about traffic stops.
You’re no threat to any cop.
When the blue men draw their guns,
You’ll be fine, my precious son.
And when the bullets pierce the night,
Just shut your eyes ‘til morning light.
Even when the riots break,
There’s no need for you to wake.
Ignore all inequality,
It’ll work out fine for you and me.
Your world is beautiful and bright.
As long as you have skin that’s white.
So hush, little baby, don’t you cry.
America cares if you live or die.