We Are Gonna Be Okay (BlacKkKlansman Version)

by Dan Whitener

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from the 2018 movie BlacKKKlansman


This updated take on "We Are Gonna Be Okay" includes reimagined lyrics and was included in BlacKkKlansman. This version of this track is currently exclusively available on Dan Whitener's Bandcamp page.

About the film:
A Spike Lee joint. From producer Jordan Peele.
INFILTRATE HATE August 10, 2018.

"Spike Lee Just Made the Movie of the Year, 'BlacKkKlansman'" - GQ
Cannes Film Festival: Grand Prix 2018

lyrics

When I was young, I watched my father step into his business suit
To collect his 9-5 and his hour long commute
I shrug it on my shoulders but you say I don't look the part
I say if they only knew me maybe they'd give me a start

I walked away feeling like maybe things are finally looking right
I'll show you it's all gonna be different now, I'm thinking I don't have to fight
I walked away and heard them saying on the other side of the door
I can't see another guy like him working out here anymore

I will buy you blue skies to backdrop your wedding day
You will have my free time for a long afternoon away
and we are going to be okay

I get a call from you and force a smile on my face
I can't let the world around me make us feel more out of place
You were there when we had nothing
But a dream of what we'd be
And I know that I can treat you well
If you just wait for me

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released May 15, 2018
lyrics by Eileen Whitener

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Dan Whitener Matawan, New Jersey

Dan Whitener is a blues-rock/bluegrass musician originally from Washington DC. He currently lives in New Jersey when he's not touring with Gangstagrass, Man About A Horse, Blue Plate Special, and his other fine bands.

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