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John King in the jailhouse got ink on his arms and chest

of a black man hanging, aryan pride and the S.S.

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

Getting the tattoos doesn't make you one of them.

You can't join the gang if you haven't killed any black men

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

Back home in Jasper, John and two of his good friends

went out in a pickup to find a black man they could catch

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

James Byrd, he was walking when these three caught up to him.

They beat him and stripped him and tied a logging chain around his leg

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

James, he was struggling as long as he had any strength.

They dragged him down the road until there wasn't much of him left

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

They threw James' body over the black cemetary fence

then went to get some barbeque to celebrate what they did

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

The foreman said "guilty" and John cursed under his breath.

He looked straight at the jury and he didn't bow his head

and does it get more black and white, does it get more bloody red?

Rough cut video posted to YouTube 8/1/08. Click here to watch the video.

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