Blackman, Blackman

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Lyrics


black man, black man where’s your shame?<br&> through the mud with the white man’s name<br&>

white man, white man what went wrong?<br&> your reign could only last so long<br&>

a black man’s heaven is a white man’s hell<br&>

i want my rights, i am black<br&> just shut your mouth and get in back<br&>

white man’s head on the end of a stick<br&> pay him back that fucking prick<br&>

black is white is right is wrong<br&> humanity sings such a sad, sad song<br&>

a black man’s heaven is a white man’s hell<br&> a white man’s heaven is a black man’s hell<br&>

a black man’s heaven is<br&> a white man’s heaven is<br&> a black man’s heaven is<br&> a white man’s heaven is hell<br&>

but it doesn’t have to be<br&>

Notes


ahh now that last line makes it all better now- doesn’t it? reconciliation for the divine wreckage that is humanity. this song was the bastard child of one of my made-up songs "when will mother come home? (part 2)". a twenty second sound frag. at that. out of that i created this lovely homage to brotherly love/hate. the version on the lp is the frogs live arrangement minus the major chord resolution ending- i chose not to sugar coat it for the album as i felt that would serve the song best and the lp as a whole better that way. the conflict left unresolved- deep huh? can’t we all just fuck/get along? i give up- can we? "i had a dream" was to follow this track and close the story book at 13 songs in-- less is more would have made a more powerful statement. hindsight is 38-24-36- that’s what he said.<br&>

written by dennis in 1991.<br&>

The chord progression for the intro to "Blackman, Blackman", is : G Major / D Major / D b Major / D b Major / C Major. The first verse chord progression is : G Major / D Major / D b Major / D b Major / C Major / C Major / B Major / B Major / B b Major / G 5. The second verse chord progression is : G Major / D Major / D b Major / D b Major / C Major / C Major / B Major / B Major / B b Major / B b Major/ A Major / A Major / A b Major / A b Major / G Major. The chord progression for the third verse is : G Major / D Major / D b Major / D b Major / C Major / C Major / B Major / B Major / B b Major / B b Major / A Major / A Major / A b Major / A b Major / G Major / G Major / G b Major / G b Major / G b Major / F Major. If some chords appear to repeat themselves, it is because they strike once on each former chord, before striking again on each latter chord as the chord progression goes down in half steps. The song ends on : E Diminished (A b in Bass).<br&>

to the white race / black race: why don’t you just get a room?<br&>