WHERE-O-WHERE? –
THE MOTOWN PROTEST SONG

Where-O-where has my MOTOWN gone? 

O, where-O-where can it be?
With our schools cut short,
And the banks cut long–
O, where-O-where can it be?

Where-O-where has our JUSTICE gone?
O, where-O-where can it be?
With our laws cut short,
And our judges wrong–
O, where-O-where can it be?
Where-O-where have our HOMES all gone?
O, where-O-where can they be?
With our children locked
Out upon the lawn–
O, where-O-where can they be?

Where-O-where has our SAFETY gone?
O, where-O-where can it be?
With our cops cut short,
And our pistols drawn–
O, where-O-where can it be?

Where-O-where has our OUTRAGE gone?
O, where-O-where can it be?
With our lives cut short,
And our guns all pawned–
O, where-O-where can it be?

Where-O-where has our FREEDOM gone?
O, where-O-where can it be?
With our unions weak,
And Jim Crow grown strong–
O, where-O-where can it be?
Dr. John Telford
Author, Social Commentator and Retired Educator
Detroit Public Schools
John’s Book: A Life on the Run