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Accidental Racist

Posted by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:46 PM
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Brad Paisley and LL Cool J collaboration.
What do you think?
I can't post a YouTube video so if you want to hear it, you have to look it up. But here are the lyrics.

(Paisley)To the man that waited on me at the Starbucks down on Main, I hope you understand When I put on that t-shirt, the only thing I meant to say is I'm a Skynyrd fan The red flag on my chest somehow is like the elephant in the corner of the south And I just walked him right in the room Just a proud rebel son with an 'ol can of worms Lookin' like I got a lot to learn but from my point of view

I'm just a white man comin' to you from the southland Tryin' to understand what it's like not to be I'm proud of where I'm from but not everything we've done And it ain't like you and me can re-write history Our generation didn't start this nation We're still pickin' up the pieces, walkin' on eggshells, fightin' over yesterday And caught between southern pride and southern blame

They called it Reconstruction, fixed the buildings, dried some tears We're still siftin' through the rubble after a hundred-fifty years I try to put myself in your shoes and that's a good place to begin But it ain't like I can walk a mile in someone else's skin

'Cause I'm a white man livin' in the southland Just like you I'm more than what you see I'm proud of where I'm from but not everything we've done And it ain't like you and me can re-write history Our generation didn't start this nation And we're still paying for the mistakes That a bunch of folks made long before we came And caught between southern pride and southern blame

(LL) Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood What the world is really like when you're livin' in the hood Just because my pants are saggin' doesn't mean I'm up to no good You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would Now my chains are gold but I'm still misunderstood I wasn't there when Sherman's March turned the south into firewood I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could Feel like a new fangled Django, dodgin' invisible white hoods So when I see that white cowboy hat, I'm thinkin' it's not all good I guess we're both guilty of judgin' the cover not the book I'd love to buy you a beer, conversate and clear the air But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn't here

I'm just a white man (If you don't judge my do-rag) Comin' to you from the southland (I won't judge your red flag) Tryin' to understand what it's like not to be I'm proud of where I'm from (If you don't judge my gold chains) But not everything we've done (I'll forget the iron chains) It ain't like you and me can re-write history (Can't re-write history baby)

Oh, Dixieland (The relationship between the Mason-Dixon needs some fixin') I hope you understand what this is all about (Quite frankly I'm a black Yankee but I've been thinkin' about this lately) I'm a son of the new south (The past is the past, you feel me) And I just want to make things right (Let bygones be bygones) Where all that's left is southern pride (RIP Robert E. Lee but I've gotta thank Abraham Lincoln for freeing me, know what I mean It's real, it's real It's truth)
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LectioDivina
by A.Priori on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM

I don't find it racist

Lizard_Lina
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:51 PM
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That's the name of the song lol


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I don't find it racist


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H.E.Smama
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM
Ill utube before i judge
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LectioDivina
by A.Priori on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:52 PM
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Oh, lol I thought you were asking if it was accidentally racist

Quoting Lizard_Lina:

That's the name of the song lol


Quoting LectioDivina:

I don't find it racist



maryroses
by Bronze Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:53 PM

I posted this same thing earlier.  

LectioDivina
by A.Priori on Apr. 8, 2013 at 8:54 PM
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Lizard_Lina
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:00 PM
Bump
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JakesMom712
by Ruby Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:03 PM
The lyrics remind me of that kid rock song
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Lizard_Lina
by Platinum Member on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:03 PM
Lol not the song but pretty funny


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H.E.Smama
by on Apr. 8, 2013 at 9:03 PM
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Ok it was sorta lame then ll came in.. Extremely lame now. Seriously that's the best ll could do?? I think his heart was in the right place but one country song is not gonna wipe out the ignorance that flag represents to so many.
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