Well if I'm crying inside about a thing I'm trying to hide
and you don't understand
and it gets all out of hand
So I turn away but that only makes you say,
"I wanna talk about it now. These words won't wait."
I got some feelings inside me that are screaming to get out
And these are some emotions you don't hear, so I will shout:
WELL IT'S A LONG WAY FROM FLORIDA OR OHIO!
But the feeling is the same and it only goes to show
Time to say it LOUD
Time to say it PROUD
I don't like what I see
and if I'm talking too LOUD
I'm using secondary vision and an OLD WHITE CLOUD
It's been floating through my future and my past is spinning 'round
I wanna TALK about it NOW
About the RACIST IN THE CROWD
'Cuz I'm BLACK AND I'M WHITE AND I'M BLUE AND I'M PROUD
We gotta talk about it NOW about the COMMON-LAW SHROUD
For an ordinary man and an extraordinary girl
To come together and apart and then together in this world.