Prima Facie

Listen to Prima Facie, by Kontra

This song is about guilt and the way we convict ourselves in our own minds. “Prima Facie” is the evidence necessary to prove a particular proposition or fact in a court of law. In this song, a young woman prosecutes herself by playing all of the roles in a metaphorical courtroom.

Lyrics
Let the trial by fire begin
No prima facie, but the judge got a mean grin
She resembles yourself
And I could swear it was you that took Exhibit A off of the shelf

Defense went missing with your alibi
I can tell you just know you’re gonna fry
Prosecution and a jury of one
Don’t jump the gun, Don’t jump the gun

Don’t jump that gun girl
You’re not the one girl

Somebody’s gonna come along
Offer the bed you think you need
But it’ll be harder than you think it will to sleep

Somebody’s gonna run aground
Matching your words with their own deeds
But somehow I don’t think you’ll take much heed

It’s all that you know, and all that I just can’t understand
I could break soldiers with your shame
I could break soldiers with your shame

You’re given the keys, but you can’t hold them in your hand
I could drown nations in your name
I could drown nations in your name

My fingers touch your body, but these nails can’t seem to claw through all the blame

Oh, you’re the witness too?
Let the record show ya pointed right back at you
The gavel looks heavy as a brick
The cuffs look dirty and your lover looks so sick

You throw the book just to see what will stick
No prima facie and I move to acquit

Don’t jump that gun girl
You’re not the one girl

I need you to change the plea
Set yourself free
I need you to change the plea
Set yourself free

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