Prejudiced

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


Song 25 off of our LP "Racially Yours", is the final track "Prejudiced". It was written on November 19, 1992 and November 20, 1992. The song details an Archie Bunker type character, who doesn't get it. He speaks his mind and talks off the cuff, and yet is bewildered by society's reaction. Do not pre-judge a book by it's cover until you read the lyrics to "Prejudiced".<br&>

Lyrics


I've been callin' 'em colored for years<br&> And still they call me prejudiced<br&> When aids broke out I cried alongside the queers<br&> And still they call me prejudiced<br&>

I pissed on the quilt I had to go<br&> And they call this a free country<br&>

And still they call me prejudiced<br&> And still they call me prejudiced<br&>

The injuns want their land back<br&> What's for trade a teepee?<br&> I'll bet you wampum your hairstyle is out<br&> And still they call me prejudiced<br&>

I pissed on the peace pipe I had to go<br&> And they call this a free country<br&>

Notes


The chord progression for the verse / chorus is : F major / C Major / B b Major / C Major. The chord progression for the middle eight is : D b Major 6 / A b minor / F minor / C Major. When the song reaches the F minor, you can tell how mad and upset the title character is, when to him it does not appear to be a free country. There is a release on the C Major chord on the word "Country", like the song "Born Free", the chord's root is C Major. The song then returns to it's original key, the key of F Major. F being the 4th tone of the scale, vibrates to the color green (the color usually associated with frogs), and the 4th chakra, the heart chakra.<br&>

I've been callin' 'em colored for years. After you have completed a coloring book with your crayons and put it away for years, I would say your pages are colored. And still they call me prejudiced. "All In The Family", was a number one show on television for years. Whether you agree with Norman Lear's character or Carol 'O Conner's portrayal of Archie Bunker, the show touched alot of people and opened up discussion. The outside visuals of Archie and Edith bore a close striking resemblence to our parents. As Bob Dylan once said, "And now all he believes are his eyes and his eyes just tell him lies". When aids broke out I cried alongside the queers and still they call me prejudiced. The lead character mischooses his words with whom he cries alonside. Ain't there one damn song that can make me break down and cry. I feel fortunate and will always remember the moment, when I saw David Bowie at Madison Square Garden for his 50th birthday party, doing his song "Heroes" during soundcheck. How professional, masterful and what a huge talent, never more than two takes in the recording studio. I pissed on the quilt, I had to go and they call this a free country. I wrote a song on August 9, 1989 called "The Quilt". It is one of my most beautiful, poignant and heartfelt songs. Again, purposely in the key of F Major, corresponding to the heart chakra. Chakra, Chakra, Chakra, Chakra Khan, Chakra Khan, Chakra Khan, Chakra Khan, Chakra Khan, let me rock you, let me rock you, Chakra Khan, let me rock you, that's all I wanna do. The injuns want their land back. Injun is slang for Indian. What's for trade a teepee? The Indians say that when someone dies, "Tanto carries him to his wigwam, that is his house". Cat Stevens says "I'd like to live in a wigwam and dance round the totem pole". I'll bet you wampum your hairstyle is out and still they call me prejudiced. Wampum is informal for money. The hairstyle is in, in a Russ Meyer's movie. I pissed on the peace pipe, I had to go and they call this a free country. Either the first album I ever bought was Elton John's "Madman Across The Water", "Crosby, Stills And Nash" or "The Best Of The Guess Who". Maybe I'll be there to shake your hand, maybe I'll be there to share the land, that they'll be giving away, when we all can live together, I'm talking 'bout together now.<br&>

The track "Prejudiced", consists of vocals and acoustic guitar by myself.<br&>