"Albina" as written by and Justin Wayne Ringle....
Now we've got concrete.
A place those blacks won't be.
If we come they'll know.
They should flee,
They should go.
Here comes a white shadow.

Blues aren't made from greed,
this feast on famine pleads.
To take their space,
if we can, if we may,
make a darker day.
Please, shame on me.

These things, they come in threes.
This feast on famine pleads.
To take their space,
if we can, if we may,
make a darker day
Please, shame on me.

This street ain't made for me.


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    General CommentI think that this song may be about the history of racism in the former Oregon city of Albina. Albina was consolidated into Portland in 1891, and in the 1960's four out of five black Portlanders lived in the Albina neighborhood. It is still a predominately black neighborhood today.
    mattjayon May 26, 2009   Link
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    General Commenthaha i thought these things, they come in twos?
    i feel like this album continues a lot from the previous album. i dont know what this song meannnss.
    pimpmylizon January 02, 2009   Link

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