White Guy

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Introduction by Dennis Flemion


the next song up on that non-controversial lp is/was entitled "white guy" aka "i killed 'em white guy." the song was written on piano by me (Dennis) in the summer of '84. originally intended as a diatribe against the white man for all the injustices and cruelties inflicted upon the native american indian-- it was later added to the album "racially yours" song cycle because i felt it fit in- that's what she said. the beauty and majesty of the song is evident on the slow ballad-like version on me original demo-- that subtlety was somewhat jettisoned in favor of full-on masculine musculature verisimilitude when peformed in the live raw- that's what she said again- to that point 'twas one of our mainstay "rockers" in the early years via the showbiz stage- where would any of us be without a good old fashioned distortion pedal? (for those of you who have taken to "the stage" in "the club" and attempted to rock/move "them" you know exactly what this last line means). the lp version of "white guy" is somewhat fey and swirly and (no not) gay but clearly resembles brian wilson without balls (is there any other creature?) here are the words to the song in question:<br&>

Lyrics


i killed 'em white guy<br&> 'cause he played too rough<br&> i killed 'em up white guy<br&> the white guy, the right guy<br&> for all the wrong stuff<br&>

i've done nothing wrong<br&> stay away from my home<br&> your chains didn't hold<br&> take your hands off my bones<br&>

i killed 'em white guy<br&> 'cause he maimed too much<br&> i killed 'em up white guy<br&> the white guy, the right guy<br&> for all the wrong stuff<br&>

i'm sorry white guy<br&> but you play too rough<br&> i'm sorry white guy<br&> the white guy, yeah right guy<br&> for nothing at all<br&>

unrepentant to the end-- scalp on!<br&>

Notes


The chord progression for the verse and chorus is : A major / D Major / F Major / G Major / G b minor / G major / D Major Sus 2 / G b minor / G Major / D Major E Major / A major / A Major Augmented / A Major 6 / A Major Augmented / A Major / E Major. The chord progression for the middle eight is : G b minor / D b minor / G b minor / D b minor / D b Major / G b minor / D b minor / E Major / E 7 / E Major 6 / E Major.<br&>

The track "White Guy," consists of Jimmy on electric guitars and dennis on vocals, keyboards and drums.<br&>

postscript-- actually i take "it" all back- "it" being the content of the song-- i remember now that the song wasn't about an indian uprising at all, but was in fact about black payback/retribution for all the "luv" the white man had shown towards his fellow "negro"/slave/"n*gger"-- thus the chickens came home to roost. note: the child-like language employed in the song, such as "i killed 'em up" was on the one hand stereotypical native american indianese and also simultaneously child-speak to boot/suit.<br&>