White Man Blues

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lyrics

I'm a white man - got dem white man blues
Ain't got no culture or colour, 'cept these postmodern hues
My ancestors did some bad, bad shit
'Cos I'm a sensitive white man - I'm feelin' it
The notes in this song are not even my own
I took what they had - now I call it my own
I'm so enlightened, I bitch and I moan:
"Got dey white man blues"

Stole my meal from an Indian
Stole my beats from an African
My laptop was made by a Chinaman
And I stole my house from a Koori

My moves took from a Brazilian
Relaxing I stole from a Chilean
And I am just one of the millions
We rape, we steal, we pray

To our god who is infinite
He smashes you, with your chicken guts
We build a church near your muddy huts
You bow your head in shame

Shame on you for your silly games
Your funny talk and your odd names
Try living with all of the blame
Our self-imposed, white man shame

Wait, I'm talking like it's us and them
This song is part of the problem
I just can't help being postmodern
Man, being white is tough.

I feel it, I got it, da white man blues
Dem burnin', dem turnin', dem white man blues
Me whiteman, me blue, me white man blues
La ba dee la ba di Me white man blues

How can I sleep at night (Repeat)

I'm a white man - got dem white man blues
Ain't got no culture or colour, 'cept these postmodern hues
Educated, verbose - I use big words
Others, with they brothers, they struggle to be heard
But how can we help it, us poor little caucs?
Don't got none of our own, 'cept for knifes and forks
We have no culture, no accent, no colour
Come on guys, let's just share with each other

Let's leave the past behind us, we'll all start anew
A big brown circle, the circle of life - yeah, we stole that too

I'm a white man - got dem white man blues
Ain't got no culture or colour, 'cept these postmodern hues
Educated, verbose - I use big words
Others, with they brothers, they struggle to be heard
But how can we help it, us poor little caucs?
Don't got none of our own, 'cept for knifes and forks
We have no culture, no accent, no colour
Come on guys, let's just share with each other

credits

from I'm a Professional, released October 6, 2013
Composed, Performed and Produced by Jacob Kinniburgh

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Ardeem Melbourne, Australia

After being raised on a farm, many years at University and a year in Africa, Ardeem has skilfully honed his dynamic personality, extensive knowledge of cows and musical ingenuity to a sharp and shiny point. This point has now become the point of his endeavours. Intensely aware of the possibility of ending up another could-have-been, Ardeem is pulling his finger out.

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