(Boy) Beautiful (Boy) Beautiful (Boy) Beautiful (Boy) Beautiful (Boy) Beautiful (Boy) Beautiful (Boy) Beautiful Chip on my shoulder Big enough to feed Cambodia See, I never fit into they quotas Sneakers wasn't fitting and my knees needed lotion Long before I knew the significance of a comb I roam like phone with no vocal reception Immigrant parents had me feeling like a step-kid And black Americans never did accept me That's why I thrive so much, win and respect dig I never fit in with them light skins I felt the lighter they was the better that they life is So I resented them and they resented me Cheated on light-skinned Dominique when we was seventeen I figured I'd hurt her, she'd evidently hurt me, And all women who had light features See, I never let a light broad hurt me That's why I strike first and the first cut's deep [Chorus] All my light skinned girls to my dark skin brothers Shades doesn't matter heart makes the lover Boy you're so beautiful boy You're so beautiful shades doesn't matter Heart makes the lover Boy (beautiful caramel), Boy (beautiful coffeepot) Boy (Beautiful chocolate) Boy (Beautiful toffee) Boy (Beautiful pecan) Boy (beautiful licorice) (boy you're so beautiful) Just another knotty head nigga Hoping Wes Snipes make my life a bit different In middle school, I had the right to be timid I had beautiful words but girls never listened Listen, blacker the berry, sweeter the product Well, I'm fruit punch concentrate and they water Walk into my room thinking how to make moves Ain't thinking like a student but how Ice-T do it Light dudes have the girls looking there all year It's not fair, the ones with the good hair Couldn't adapt to naps, I wavecap they naps and slept on me Man, I hate black Skin tone, I wish I could take it back Or rearrange my status, maybe if I was khaki Associating light skin with classy The menstrual show showed and me, that was not me [Chorus] They say black is beautiful But ask them beautiful light girls If its black they attract to usually What if Barack skin was all black, truthfully? Would he be a candidate or just a black in community? Because black dudes tend to lack unity And them blacker girls ain't on the tube, usually Right now, at 23, I ain't mad at them reds no more But for long time I had gone cold Blindfolded my own insecurity was holding me back to reds, I ain't know how to act They would get the cold shoulder and know it was an act A defense mechanism what I thought that I lacked Confidence [Chorus]
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