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Black Hypocrisy

by Spice







Black Hypocrisy lyrics with English Translations




[Intro] It's not what you expect me to say But I'mma go ahead and say it anyway

[Verse 1] 'Cause, I was told I would reach further If the colour of my skin was lighter And I was made to feel inferior Cah society seh brown girls prettier (Because society says brown girls are prettier) Mi luv di way mi look (I love the way I look) Mi luv mi pretty black skin (I love my pretty black skin) Respect due to mi strong melanin (Respect's due to my strong melanin) Proud a mi colour, luv di skin that I'm in (Proud of my colour, love the skin that I'm in) Bun racism, demolish colorism (Denounce racism, demolish colorism) But di tings weh mi a guh seh (But the things that I'm going to say) Yuh might not even hav mi back (You might not have my back) I get hate from my own race Yes, that's a fact Caaz di same black peeple dem seh I'm too black (Because the same black people said I'm too black) And if yuh bleach out yuh skin dem same one cum a chat (And if you bleach your skin, they're the same ones that's talking)

[Bridge] Well, since yuh seh that I'm too black for you (Well, since you said that I'm too black for you) I'll please you, do I look how you want me to? Now I'm gonna see if you gonna say I'm too brown for you Or do I look pretty to you?

[Chorus] Black people hypocrisy Leave di girls dem with low self-esteem (Leave the girls with low self-esteem alone) Unu gwaan like seh yuh haffi brown fi pretty (You all are acting like you have to be light skinned to be pretty) F**k di wul of dem, dirty inequity (F**k all of them, dirty inequity) Dis a black people hypocrisy (This is black people hypocrisy) Leave di girls dem with low self-esteem (Leave the girls with low self-esteem alone) I'm black and beautiful, I know I'm pretty Fuck di wul a dem dirty inequity (F**k all of them, dirty inequity)

[Verse 2] Dem seh mi black til mi shine, til mi luk dirty (They said I'm so black I'm shiny, until I look dirty) And it's the only line in life that wah ever hurt mi (And it's the only line in life that has ever hurt me) Because it neva come from a Caucasian, trust mi (Because it didn't come from a Caucasian, trust me) Dis a black colorism, big hypocrisy (This is black colorism, big hypocrisy) Suh if I wake up tomorrow luk like a browning, oh! (So if I woke up tomorrow and look like a light skin person, oh!) Automatically mi would a carry di swing? (Automatically I would be the one that's preferred) Nuff a unu nah guh like dah song yah mi sing (A lot of you aren't going to like this song that I sing) Caaz nuff a unu guilty fi di same damn ting (Because a lot of you are guilty of the same damn thing) What's your perception of a pretty woman? Is it straight nose with her hair well long? (Is it a straight nose with her hair very long?) Black girls lose self-confidence Caah dey attach the word "ugly" to our complexion (Because they attach the word "ugly" to our complexion)

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