Thursday, April 23, 2009

"DARK SKINNED WHITE GIRLS," by Murs

"D.S.W.G. (Dark Skinned White Girls)"

From Murray's Revenge,
album by Murs & producer 9th Wonder


[Verse 1:]

She got that mocha-chino baby on the back of the bus
If you close your eyes and listen she would be one of us

Never did trust her family at home
So she kicked it in the hood, raised herself on her own

She talk with that tone, but she white to the bone
You would swear she was black if you spoke on the phone

Some say it's overblown, but she don't give a damn
All the black girls think that she want they man

But it's not your fault that they attracted to you
That you blessed and got as much back as you do

Some white boys say that you're way too thick
And some brothers might say, you're the number one pick

You say [psh], "Girrrl," roll your eyes, twist your neck
But it comes from the soul, you don't mean no disrespect

And even when they check you, you just keep it moving
Cuz in your heart you feel you ain't got nothing to be proving

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[Chorus x2:]

Whether chocolate or vanilla, or you're somewhere in between
A cappuccino, mocha or a caramel queen

Rejected by the black, not accepted by the white world
And this is dedicated to them dark skinned white girls

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[Verse 2:]

Now she like The Smiths, The Cure, really into Morrisey
Heavy on the rock, never fooled with the Jodeci

You would notice she was never really welcomed by the others
Hard to find a date when there was only ten brothers
In the whole damn school, and they thought she was weird
Cuz she wore her hair different, and she never joined cheer

A melancholy dolly with a Polly-wanna syndrome
White stepfather, black daddy never been home

And when on the quad she could hear 'em say
"Look at how she walks, why she talk that way?"

But girl it's okay, your black is beautiful
No matter how you dress, or no matter what music you like

Forget what they say, you're doing it right
No more grabbing on your pillow as you cry through the night

Stand strong, hold your ground at any cost
and know that everyone who tries to put you down is lost

[Chorus x2]

[Verse 3:]

Now for you half-and-half and mixed girls,
I know what the battle be

Every time you go out, it's "What's your nationality?"

Everybody always wanna dig up in your background---
"You don't look _____," now how does that sound?

"I couldn't tell you were _____." (Tell you were...)
Oh, is that right?
Do you take it as a compliment or start up a fight?

Venezuelan and Indian, 'Rican and Dominican
Japanese or Portuguese, quarter a' Brazilian and
White and Korean, Black and Pinay
I could find out later it don't matter you're fly

It really don't make a difference to most of us guys
We just need an excuse to get close and say hi

I know they call you stuck up, say you think you're too pretty
Spreading rumors about you, all throughout the city

So much attention, so many haters
But don't be bitter, you'll be better for it later and...

[Chorus x2]


lyrics from lyricsondemand.com
(punctuation modified/errors corrected here)

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Here's the song:




This next one is live, but doesn't include the third verse about being mixed.

WARNING
: skip ahead to 20 seconds if you want to avoid some iffy language at the beginning.

3 comments:

merudzhoki said...
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merudzhoki said...

Hi hate to break u the news, but you are not half white, u are half black, half brown.

I seen tons of full blooded Armenians, 3 shades darker than you, if that pic you have up is you. In fact I would say you look 100% Armenian, and if you don't think you look white, or full white, than neither does the typical Armenian.

None the less, Armenians, get treated the same way as any other minority, and share no cultural similarities to "whites".

Taking this stand point, then I guess the only 2 groups in the world that exist,are white and black.

Hispanics, arabs, etc, are not even important enough to be deemed as people with any relevance to society.

I find the way white and black people look at things rather offensive some of the time, because they act like they are the only 2 groups, with a history, and the only 2 groups that matter.

Btw I am half Armenian, half white, and get looked upon as a typical arab terrorist. Where are all these white people clamoring around to claim me as one of their own?

Any ways my 2 cents, and understand that there is more than just black and white in this world.
I'd actually say black and white "North Americans, and "europeans" share a more similar culture with one another, than your typical Armenian, or Arab would with "white culture"

Anyways just my 2 cents, if you feel like debating this issue, I have no problems with that.

Take care

merudzhoki said...

Hi hate to break u the news, but you are not half white, u are half black, half brown.

I seen tons of full blooded Armenians, 3 shades darker than you, if that pic you have up is you.

None the less, Armenians, get treated the same way as any other minority, and share no cultural similarities to white.

Taking this stand point, then I guess only 2 groups in the world exist, and that white and black.

Hispanics, arabs, etc, are not even important enough to be deemed anything.

I find the way white and black people look at things rather offensive some of the time, because they act like they are the only 2 groups, with a history, and trials and tribulations.

btw I am half Armenian, half white, and get looked upon as a typical arab terrorist. Where are all these white people lining up to claim me as one of their own?