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Sounds Like A Stone's Throw
Another time at another gate, made by a former lover.
Badai, badai, bam The rockstones of bigotry Resound against the gate Hurled by the horn-playing red boy Who'd be cute were he not so full of hate And his friends. When not hurling rocks They cast obligatory glances Throw acid words of abuse Fling boom bye-bye in my face Each time they go by Unable to pass without compulsive reaction. His father a Rasta Reggae personality His mother a popular artiste priding Herself on her conscious lyrics: Defending black dignity Denouncing oppression Declaring freedom. For some. A model family with musical aspirations Their songs of freedom don't ring true Their harmonies false, their rhythms hollow Lyrics empty, melodies sour Unless One Love One Heart is felt To include the sodomite down the street The battyman round the corner.
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