Queen

Queen – White Man

Intro:

Verse 1:
I’m a simple man
With a simple name
From this soil, my people came
In this soil remain
Oh yeah
Oh yeah

Verse 2:
And we made us our shoes
And we trod soft on the land
But the immigrant built roads
On our blood and sand
Oh yeah

Chorus:
White man, white man
Don’t you see the light
Behind your blackened skies
White man, white man
You took away sight
To blind my simple eyes
White man, white man
Where you gonna hide
From the hell you’ve made?

Verse 3:
Oh, the red man knows war
With his hands and his knives
On the Bible you swore
Fought your battle with lies
Oh yeah

Verse 4:
Leave my body in shame
Leave my soul in disgrace
But by every God’s name
Say your prayers for your race

Chorus:
White man, white man
Our country was green
And all our rivers wide
White man, white man
You came with a gun
And soon our children died
White man, white man
Don’t you give a light
For the blood you’ve shed?

Instrumental break

Chorus:
White man, white man (oh)
White man, white man
White man (ooh, white man)
Fought your battle with lies
White man
White man (on and on, on and on)
But we weren’t too civilized, yeah
White man, white man (look around you)
Take a look around
Every skin and bone
(Yeah, I’ll getcha, I’ll getcha, yeah)

Instrumental break

Outro:
What is left of your dream?
Just the words on your stone
A man who learned how to teach
Then forgot how to learn
Oh yeah

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