"Stuck Between A Rock And A White Face" as written by and Christian Ignatiou Brian John Barry....
Black Jesus, white Jesus, Jesus where do I begin?
Sons of former slaves, former slave owner's, at the table king,
Former cave owner's, gene donors, that's my thing,
Baa baa black sheep, what I can, cannot sing.
How did it ever get to this, vicious circle, circus ring,
Circumstance has me defending my skin,
On ice where the ice is thin.
What have we become, why have we become numb?
Color just a cover, uncover, discover within.

Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Peace is our policy, for peace we're bound!
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Peace is our policy, for peace we're bound!

Black Jesus, white Jesus, Jesus when do you step in?
Sons of former slaves, voters, home owner's,
At their tables, King.
On their cables, TV screens, cam captured everything.
All across the globe shocked, racial tensions rocked,
April 29. 92 white jury hits the spot,
Black fury loaded, exploded like a gun shot,
Left a message that must never be forgot,
For a front seat on the bus, how high the cost?
Bellies turned, cities burned,
Anger justified, vindicated why, indignation, pride,
Constitution lied, someone's gotta pay, fifty eight die.
Two wrongs, no light, case of black against the wall,
And I ain't going down without a fight.

Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Peace is our policy, for peace we're bound!
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Stay back, stay back, stay down,
Peace is our policy, for peace we're bound!
Just about ready for this!
This!
Just about ready for,
Take your time, you got all the time you need,
Criticize, first pick up the page and read.
Justified, ya better believe,
I am not your enemy, so no apologies please.
Peace is our policy, peace is our policy,
Peace is our policy, peace is our policy,
Peace is our policy, peace is our policy,
Peace is our policy, for peace we're bound!
This!
Just about ready for, this!
This!
Just about ready for, this!
Just about ready for, this!
Just about ready for, this!


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"Stuck Between a Rock and a White Face" as written by Christian Ignatiou Brian John Barry

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    General CommentThis is a song about the time when apertheid was supposedly over but then on prime time television the major networks show a camcorder film of four white police officers dragging the the black rodney king from his car and brutally beating tan innocent man.

    After the cops responsible were identified, they were put on trial, in front of a white, middle-class jury. Which is very unfair in a case involving four whites employed to uphold white middle class values, who clearly gave this poor black guy the beating of his life, on camera.

    On April 29th, 1992, the jury ruled the four police officers of any violent offence against Rodney King, despite the fact that the video clearly shows them delivering a vicious, sustained and unprovoked attack on this unarmed black civilian going about his business.

    To the black community, this legal decision meant that the US Government had said in a court of law: "we can do whatever we want to the black community, and we will never be punished or held responsible".

    Stuck Between A Rock...’ is a song which illustrates how nothing has changed in government attitudes towards equality, by comparing events set in motion by the likes of Dr. King to the events surrounding another King; Rodney."

    Id like to have said i wrote this but nope its off the site :(
    purplepeopleeateron December 05, 2004   Link

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