"Pride" as written by Christian Eigner, Katarina Knechtova, Daryl Peter Bamonte and James Sutherland Smith....
When I speak out loud
You say I'm crazy
When I'm feeling proud
You say I'm lazy
I look around and see the true reality

You like our hair
You love our music
Our culture's large, so you abuse it
Take time to understand, I'm an equal man

[Chorus]
History's a lie that they teach you in school
A fraudulent view called the golden rule
A peaceful land that was born civilized
Was robbed of its riches, its freedom, its pride

When I'm at work you say I'm great
You watch and ponder, but can you relate?
Inviting eyes hands drop, when the music stops

Don't ask me why I play this music
It's my culture, so naturally I use it
I state my claim to say, it's here for all to play

[Chorus]

It's time for a change
Concepts rearrange
Can't you feel my rage

It's up to you to seek the truth
To know your history, the difference between me and you
Relate to me as me, not what you see on TV

[Chorus]


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    General CommentMan I love this band, I love Will Calhoun as a drummer and composer, and I love this song he wrote, but he/they really have an anger/hatred of white people. Hey, Will, I am white, I am not a racist, and my family came from Russia and Germany. We never owned slaves, and my mom's side was Jewish, so we WERE slaves ourselves. Please don't assume that all whites are evil.
    drumcomposeron April 11, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe real message of the song to me comes from the last few line of the last two verses:
    "Don't ask me why I play this music
    It's my culture, so naturally I use it
    I state my claim to say, it's here for all to play"

    I think they are saying they appreciate the attention and adoration they get as rock musicians, but they wish people would stop asking things like 'why do you as black people play white music?' when the truth is rock isn't really 'white' music historically. It's here for everyone who likes it.

    "It's up to you to seek the truth
    To know your history, the difference between me and you
    Relate to me as me, not what you see on TV"

    We are individuals and should treat each other as such. It's up to us as individuals to educate ourselves about history and one another before we make judgements. Don't judge based on stereotypes or race, or what the TV says. Don't assume you know someone before you have met them - what you see on TV is edited and carefully crafted for the widest consumption - not reality.

    that was always my take on it. Regardless agree it's a great song and Will Calhoun rocks the drums on this track in particular.
    scott51600on June 03, 2014   Link

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