05/04/2018

A Black Man In A White World.



And I'm a coloured person in a world than cannot see the beauty of colours...



Michael Kiwanuka - 'Black Man In A White World'






Michael Samuel Kiwanuka (born 3 May 1987) is an English soul musician and songwriter who is signed to Polydor Records. He has been compared to Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Bill Withers, Randy Newman, Terry Callier, and Otis Redding, as well as Van Morrison and the Temptations. In January 2012, he won the BBC's Sound of 2012 poll.

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“I guess it became a statement,” Kiwanuka says of the political-yet-personal lyrics. “All of this stuff has been going around my head since I was a teenager. The differences in culture — everything. Where I fit in European white society. Does colour really matter? It’s pretty obvious that certain kinds of records are bought by certain kinds of people without any crossover. I’m sort of in the middle of that. If you are around it your entire life it weighs on you.”

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Lyrics

I've been low, I've been high
I've been told all my life
I've got nothing left to pray
I've got nothing left to say
All the black men in a white world
All the black men in a white world
All the black men in a white world
All the black men in a white
I'm in love but I'm still sad
I've found peace but I'm not glad
All my nights and all my days
I've been trying the wrong way
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I feel like I've been here before
I feel that knocking on my door
I feel like I've been here before
I feel that knocking on my door
And I've lost everything I had
And I'm not angry and I'm not mad
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I've been low and I've been high
I've been told all my life
I've got nothing here to pray
And I've got nothing left to say
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm a black man in a white world
I'm in love but I'm still sad
I've found peace but I'm not glad
All my nights and all my days
I've been trying the wrong way
I don't mind who I am (I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world))
I don't mind who you are (I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world))
I'm not wrong, I'm not wrong (I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world))
Oh it's alright, it's alright (I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
Oh it's alright (I'm a black man in a white world)
Oh it's alright (I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
It's alright (I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world, I'm a black man in a white world)
(I'm a black man in a white world)

Songwriters: Dean Cover / Michael Samuel Kiwanuka
Black Man in a White World lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc


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