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John Mellencamp Wrote a Song for 'Jena'

October 4, 2007 (7:55 am) GMT
Jena Six incident has brought public attention, including rocker John Mellencamp who contributed a song and video to support the teenagers.

has expressed his concern towards Jena Six case though his music. The rocker recently composed a song in support of the six black teenagers who are accused of battering a white school mate.

The 'Jena' song has the lyrics: "An all white jury hides the executioner's face / Oh oh oh Jena / Oh oh oh Jena / Take your nooses down / So what becomes of boys that cannot think straight / Particularly those with paper bag skin / Yes sir, no sir wipe that smile off your face / We've got our rules here and you've got to fit in."

The racial-charged Jena incident in Louisiana has brought public attention for its unfair prosecutions to the black teenagers. Rapper also held a rally last month to spread the news on their plight.

On other news, Mellencamp is one of the nominees of 2008 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame along with , and many more. The chosen one will be formally inducted at Waldorf Astoria Hotel next March.

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