"Cold Mansions" - The Story Behind the Song
Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXSLuzcnOwM
The feeling I had after watching the George Floyd video can only be describe one way - FUCKING ANGER.
Angry that a life was unnecessarily taken, Angry at the arrogance and ignorance of a police officer, Angry at the lack of sympathy from a department who pledged to server and “Protect”. I know someone who applied for the Pennsylvania State Police and was denied after training because she couldn’t jump 14” high. She passed every task asked of her except, that one. It seems like the prerequisites could be adjust a bit. Instead of proving how high you can jump maybe include proof of concern for human life.
This song is not about George’s tragic death, it’s about assholes like Derek Chauvinis. People with decision making power who think they are somehow better than the people they serve.
This song is an invitation to be human
This song invites anyone in any high power position, to come out of your home. To put your political associations aside and stand up for what’s right. Stand with the people that you serve not against them.
Song Art and Lyrics Below:
Making my way to south of James Street
Taking my fight to other side
Too many midnight candlight vigils
It sure feels like Genocide
I don’t want to live like this
I’m not part of this
I’m not with the crowd your in
But you you pulled in
Ooooooh I think we’ve had enough
Ooooooh Don’t you feel any love
IS IT COLD UP THERE IN YOUR MANSION
WHY DON’T YOU COME DOWN HERE STAND NEXT TO ME
TELL ME IS IT COLD IN YOUR MANSION
WHY DON’T YOU COME DOWN HERE STAND WITH ME
Look what you’ve started a revolution
Look at these names I should never know
Thinkin you’re part of a smart solution
Arent you the one that says no means no
Written by: Eric Helmstetter (c) 2022 - All Rights Reserved