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Joe Jackson

Joe Jackson (born David Ian Jackson, 11 August 1954) is an English musician and singer-songwriter now living in Berlin, whose five Grammy Award nominations span from 1979 to 2001. He is probably best known for the 1979 hit song and first single "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which still gets … more »

Black nigga white nigga standing in the dark
 Listen to the rhythm of the bass boom
 Black nigga takes a hit sending up a spark 
In the dark heat
 Swaying a little to the bass beat
 White nigga takes a hit takes money out
Says this is what it's all about 
Rots your brain-who cares  Black nigga stares  White nigga sighs 
I like your music 
I like your style 
I crack a joke so why don't you smile  White nigga dancing out on the floor tonight
The band's not good but the beat seems right
The band's all black and the floor's all white  Clenching fists unite and fight 
Rock Against Racism rules tonight
But in the real world 
No-one rules 
But fists are clenched all right 
Down in the Underground 
Out in the playground 
The common ground
is a Battleground 
Now you don't have to be black to be a nigga no more
The writing's on the wall
Say-black is power  White is flower  Diveded we fall
And behind the wall
 behind the door
In the dark heat
In the rhythm of the bass beat
 Something is wrong 
And no-one is taking the blame

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