A voice inside my car told me today
There was a song of love they would not play
She was black, he was white
A voice inside my car told me today

Black stations, white stations break down the doors
Stand up and face the music, this is 1984
Black stations, white stations feet on the floor
Dance on the ceiling with us, this is 1984, ha

When I dream, I dream in black and white (when I dream, I dream)
Trip the light fantastic through the night (trip the light fantastic through the)
Dance with me while they sleep
When I dream, I dream in black and white

Black stations, white stations break down the doors
Stand up and face the music, this is 1984
Black stations, white stations feet on the floor
Dance on the ceiling with us, this is 1984, ha

If waves could speak, I wonder what they'd say
The tides are growing stronger everyday
Sink or swim, let them in
If waves could speak, I wonder what they'd say

Black stations, white stations break down the doors
Stand up and face the music, this is 1984
Black stations, white stations feet on the floor
Dance on the ceiling with us, this is 1984, ha

Black stations, white stations break down the doors
Stand up and face the music, this is 1984
Black stations, white stations feet on the floor
Dance on the ceiling with us, this is 1984, ha

She was black, he was white
She was black, he was white
She was black, he was white
She was black, he was white

She was black, he was white
She was black, he was white
She was black, he was white


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Black Stations/White Stations Lyrics as written by Martha Helen Johnson Mark Gane

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    General CommentIt's a song by Martha, they were touring the US or something, then they heard there were radio stations refusing to play black music and they were shocked about this, evidently. Nowadays, with all that hip-hop and rap, it's so 1984 in fact to ever think that radio apartheid would last and they were seeing the future when thinking that radio would be black AND white. In fact, today it's mostly black music everywhere, lol.
    Deodataon December 13, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt was commented at one point that the "She was black, he was white" and "a voice inside my car told me today" were due to one of the band members hearing a radio discussion which claimed Van Morrison's original song was "Brown-Skinned Girl" and he was told to change it because of racial bias in radio.

    We still have stations that cater toward Latinos, or that play rap and hip-hop which are usually considered 'black music,' but in the 70s a station geared toward white listeners might refuse to play a song with interracial lyrics; in some places, interracial marriage was still illegal, and interracial relationships stayed scandalous long after they were legalized.
    Skunkleon May 17, 2013   Link

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