Nina Simone Backlash Blues cover

Backlash Blues
by Nina Simone
Lyrics


Released
Jan 1, 2008
Genre
Jazz

Backlash Blues Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just who do think I am
You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
And send my son to vietnam
Verse 2
You give me second class houses
And second class schools
Do you think that all the colored folks
Are just second class fools
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues
Verse 3
When I try to find a job
To earn a little cash
All you got to offer
Is your mean old white backlash
But the world is big
Big and bright and round
And it's full of folks like me
Who are black, yellow, beige and brown
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues
Verse 4
Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just what do you think I got to lose
I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues
You're the one will have the blues
Not me, just wait and see

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