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Liner Notes: 

I wrote this song on the fly, meaning I clicked the "add a new song" button and got to typing. I was telling another community member that I'm thinking about being more transparent about my lyrics, my songs - everything. I think I'll start here. Everyone has an opinion about how the world is right now, and some are very passionate about it. Some are more vocal than others. I don't think I'll be as loud and as obnoxious as most people are about their opinions. I don't gravitate towards group tank thinking, so don't be too taken a-back when I mention that I don't go along with movements like BLM, cancel culture or being "woke".


I was born with skin dark as the night
I was blessed with a keen sense of insight
2 understand it is what it is
Why I didn't always get 2 play with other kids

I never felt like I was on a plantation
I never felt like I was denied something prized
I never felt I was less than normal
Until the day I realized...

If I say U stole my music
If I say U jacked my attitude
If I say U your discovery was my idea
That says a whole lot about U

But if I say that U can't dance like me
And that U can't have a chance no more
If I take away your privileges
And then formerly shut the front door
If I fall in line 2 make U pay 4 all that "we've" been through
If I call U a racist, then call me a racist 2

The founding fathers had an idea
That did not have everyone in mind
Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness
But only 4 1 kind

I never knew what it's like 2 B barred
But I know what it's like 2 be dissed
I never knew how systemic racism is
But I also know life is hard

If I say that u never gave me a chance
If I say U want it all 4 yourself
If I speak of all the evil U do
That's a serious indictment of U

But if I say U can't know my culture
If I say U'll always pay 4 your crime
If I seek 2 make U irrelevant
Since your sins R not like mine
If I'm determined 2 make U feel all that "we've" been through
If I call U a racist, then call me a racist 2
Yes - call me a racist 2
Call me a racist 2
Call me a racist 2

2020 The Jelly Factory!

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


billwhite51's picture

this going to make a great song. everything us expressed with such strength and clarity. although i know there are plenty U's in this world , it is my belief that most of the people i the united states at this time share a culture that is african-european, and that all of us who are not members of the ruling class are oppressed by them, each of us for who we are and how they see us.

Fuzzy's picture

Yeah, I'd like to hear this song.
As you say, we all have our individual sins.
It seems to be easier to recognize them in others than in yourself.
Excellent work here.

musicsongwriter's picture

Brilliant lyrics Craig. Can't wait to hear your words. Strong and to the point.

sph's picture

Great words! Thank U for these lyrics.
I can fully understand not going along with movements. I can be partial to ideas from different sources but there always seem to be standpoints I disagree with.

dzd's picture

This is great! hoping you do music this one up.......would be great all the way from bluesy spoken word/simple beat to full blown production. Really excellent straight from the mind writing!