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The Blindness Excuse

You say you don’t care if we’re purple or green

But I’m black and she’s brown so what does that mean?

If you can’t see color than what can you see?

Through those rose colored glasses when you’re looking at me

 

When evening gives way to the cover of night

Is my blackness affirmed in the absence of light?  

And would you declare my skin color moot

If you put your hands up and I still chose to shoot

 

You can untie the noose

You can unload the gun

But the blindness excuse

Can’t undo what’s been done

 

You like to tell me I’m articulate and smart

While you’re stroking my ego and blessing my heart    

But I don’t need your praise, your pity or tears

Or some colorblind world to magically appear

 

What I need instead is some faith in you

That I can be me and you, can be you

I’m proud to be black and you’re proud to be white

So, let’s rise up together and fight the good fight    

 

You can untie the noose

You can unload the gun

But the blindness excuse

Can’t undo what’s been done

 

I closed my eyes for a long time

Pretending that I couldn’t see

Then a switch flipped on

Like the break of dawn

And for once in my life I felt free

 

You can untie the noose

You can unload the gun

But the blindness excuse

Can’t undo what’s been done

 

You can untie the noose

You can unload the gun

But the blindness excuse

Can’t undo what’s been done

 

William Simons · 14 days ago
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  •  Robert Gann: 
     
    Awesome and timely lyrics.
    hope you will check out my sounds.
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