White Man

White Man (4.19) [download free mp3]

Portastudio recording. 18.12.1984

Graham Trust – Bass and Vocals

Martyn Gilbert – Electric Guitar

Colin McCormick – Drums

I built myself a desert with blistered, bloody hands.
Took seven days - no day of rest – to build the promised land.
I crawled into the mountains to look at what I’d done.
For forty days, for forty nights, the prodigal son.

I lost my way at sundown; had myself to blame.
Waited there for morning light, morning never came.
I give you one commandment “Do as God would do.”
Modern man, He hates you so and I’ll beat you black and blue.

White man, he say. “Give me an honest answer.”
White man he say “I give you a second chance.” Yeh.
But nobody, no one, nobody, no one, nobody answer.
But nobody, no one, nobody, no one, nobody answer

You think that you’re immortal. You think that love is all.
You think and pray. You won’t concede that you know nothing at all.

White man, he say “White man gives where need be.”
White man he say, white man he don’t need me.
And nobody, no one, nobody no one, nobody need me.
And nobody, no one, nobody no one, nobody need me


© Graham Trust 1983