Tanya Stephens - Do You Still Care

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Where Bubba grew up, kept his tobacco chewed up
And when they use to hang ropes, they always kept two up
Had crosses burning all night, like the Church blew up
And if you didn't look like them, they would fuck you up
Time passed and Bubba turned forty years old
And all them Jack Daniels started taking a toll
Seem like Bubba was about to make a final bow
None of his friends from the Klan couldn't help him now

Family gathered at his bed side ready to sing the blues
When a doctor rushed in and said: "I have some news
The good news is Bubba I found you a liver
Only bad news is it belongs to a nigger"

Do you care 'bout the texture of his hair
Or the cocoa brown colour of his skin?
Do you still care? Do you still give a damn
Now you're in the predicament you're in
Do you still care? Does it still mean a lot
Now you're the one who's needing the help?
Do still care? Do you still find it hard
To love your neighbour as you love yourself?
Tell me why can't you accept me as I am?
Just the way I am now

Where Bigga grew up, boys were suppose to be tough
Girls were trophies every man always kept a few of
When he was hurt and the tears would sting in his eyes
His mother said: "Stop the noise yuh a girl? Real boys don't cry."
He learned in order to be a man he had to know how to fight
And had some very definitive rules 'bout what's wrong or right
He never had the luxury of being able to choose
So to him for being different, there was no excuse

Bigga was hustling on the corner, making some cash
When he bumped into some beef that he had from the past
He watched the guns raise and the bullets fly
In disbelief as his friends all jumped in their rides
Left him in the gutter didn't care if he died
He was rescued by a car with a plates that said 'Gay pride'
It would have been fatal, that shot in your head
They saved your life though you always said: "Chi chi fi dead"

Now do you care 'bout the clothes that they wear?
Would you rather if they left you there?
Do you still care what your friends wanna think
If they see you hanging out with a queer?
Do you still care? Does it still mean a lot
Now you're the one that's needing the help?
Do you still care? Do you still find it hard
To love your neighbour as you love yourself, now?
Tell me why can't you accept me as I am?
Just the way I am now

And that's the reason why, war can't seize
If you nuh look like me, meh ago pop meh piece
And that's the reason why, we can't get along
If you nuh do it my way then you're doing it wrong
And that's the reason why Iraqi baby's gonna cry
And more Palestinians and Israelis gonna die
That's the reason why the world is in pain
We say we want peace fi reign but ah bullets again

Now tell me why can't you accept me as I am?
Just the way I am now

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