"Skin Deep" as written by Gary Nicholson, Tom Hambridge and Buddy Guy....
I've been around a while
I know wrong from right
And since a long time ago
Things been always black and white
Just like you can't judge a book by the cover
We all gotta be careful
How we treat one another

[Chorus]
Skin Deep
Skin Deep
Underneath we're all the same
Skin Deep
Skin Deep
Underneath we're all the same
We're all of the same

A man in Louisiana
He never called me by my name
He said "boy do this and boy do that"
But I never once complained
I knew he had a good heart
But he just didn't understand
That I needed to be treated
Just like any other man

[Chorus]

I sat my little child down
When he was old enough to know
I said I fell in this big wide world
You're gonna be all kinda froze
I said son it all comes down to just one simple rule
That you treat everybody just the way
You want them to treat you
Yeah

[Chorus: x2]


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"Skin Deep" as written by Tom Hambridge Buddy Guy

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    General CommentThe lyrics aren't very complicated, rather straightforward. I believe it's about the racial issue, especially in the USA, but this can be extended to the whole world. The first verse introduces the problem, the second tells about the blindness of some whites towards the issue, whereas the last one is about the responsibility of the blacks. Being black doesn't equal having a right to hurt others. The chorus couldn't be more easy to interpret: our appearance is only skin deep, what really matter is who we are and what we have in our hearts. Beatiful. Peace to you, people of all races, creeds and walks of life. Best wishes from Poland!
    Macuon January 06, 2013   Link

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