Black & White (feat Mystic)

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In remembrance of all those who have suffered at the hands of racism

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safe in my play pen
enclosed by barbed wire fence
armed gates as if part of the defense
but clearly I was born into the offense

less than one mile from here
sirens scream in fear
you look like someone with a gun
so the whole damn pig squad’s a-comin’
to ensure I’m safe in my play pen

it’s another episode as predictable as
daylight, as sure as black and white
as black and white as black and white

helicopter circles
search lights probe your home
they hired Mister Clean’s team
to sterilize your street
and leave no neighbor in peace

it’s another episode as predictable as
daylight, as sure as black and white
as black and white as black and white

credits

from Faraway City, released March 15, 2011
Valerie Orth (acoustic guitar, vocals), Mystic (rap), Jon Evans (bass, electric guitar, Rhodes), Scott Amendola (drums)

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Valerie Orth New York

"There is an honesty to Valerie Orth's music that is both brilliant and heartbreaking.”

A prolific songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Valerie integrates live instruments with electronic sounds. Her latest EP, “Wake You,” carries the upbeat production and warmth of Sylvan Esso, the unexpected rhythms and percussion of Tune-Yards, and the dark vocals and trippy-ness of Portishead.
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