NINA SIMONE


Four Women Lyrics

My skin is black, my arms are long
My hair is woolly, my back is strong
Strong enough to take the pain, inflicted again and again
What do they call me? My name is aunt Sarah
My name is aunt Sarah, aunt Sarah

My skin is yellow, my hair is long
Between two worlds I do belong
But my father was rich and white
He forced my mother late one night
And what do they call me?
My name is Saffronia, my name is Saffronia

My skin is tan, my hair fine
My hips invite you, my mouth like wine
Whose little girl am I? Anyone who has money to buy
What do they call me? My name is Sweet Thing
My name is Sweet Thing

My skin is brown, my manner is tough
I'll kill the first mother I see, my life has been rough
I'm awfully bitter these days, because my parents were slaves
What do they call me? My name is Peaches
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Meaning to "Four Women" song text (2 meanings)
Nikki 10/28/12,20:11
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If you hear Ms Simone perform this song, her voice is filled with determination. It's a tribute to the strength and spirit of perseverance of black women inspite of the roles we have played as dictated by our skin tone.
Mac 01/21/12,21:26
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It's about the depersonalization and dehumanization of black women as veiwed by white society from being maids to rape victims and hookers.
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