"Keep on Rockin' in the Third World"

by Douglas Wright


25 December 2004

Sung to the tune of Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin' in the Free World"

There's colors on the street
black yellow and brown
people pissin' in the street
a nation slides down

We got a warnin' sign
back in '65
with the gates wide open
we can't survive

No habla ingles
says the pizza man
I try to ignore it
but it's everywhere I am

Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World

I see a white kid on the bus
with a blunt in his hand
got his hood pulled up
tryin' to be a black man
he applied to college
but he won't get in
they want diversity at Michigan
there's one more kid
that'll never know his past
never know where he should stand
never know what should last

Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World

Republican man says it'll be cool
all we gotta do is make ‘em go to school
but they don't go
never have
never will
Equality is somethin' you can't will

Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World
Keep on rockin' in the Third World

DOUGLAS WRIGHT

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