Dirty White Boy

Foreigner

About Dirty White Boy

"Dirty White Boy" is a song recorded by British-American rock band Foreigner, written by Lou Gramm and Mick Jones, and produced by Roy Thomas Baker, Jones, and Ian McDonald. It was the first single taken from the band's third studio album, Head Games (1979). The B-side, "Rev On The Red Line" has also proven to be very popular among fans, but was never released as an A-side. Lou Gramm's trademark scream at the end of the song is missing from this abbreviated version of "Dirty White Boy". Jones has claimed that the song was about Elvis Presley, adding that "he always was that dirty white boy who changed the shape of music completely. It was talking about the kind of heritage that he left, and I think that had an effect on all the musicians that came after, like Mick Jagger - he was also a dirty white boy. Elvis paved the way for all that." However, some listeners misinterpreted the song as a "crypto-racist statement." 


Year:
1998
3:39
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Hey baby, if you're falling down, I know what's good for you all day
Are you worried what your friends see
And will it ruin your reputation loving me?
'Cause I'm a dirty white boy, yeah a dirty white boy, a dirty white boy
Don't drive no big black car, don't like no Hollywood movie stars
You want me to be true to you, you don't give a damn what I do to you
I'm just a dirty white boy (dirty white boy) dirty white boy (dirty white boy)
Dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Well I'm a dirty white boy, (dirty white boy), dirty white boy, yeah dirty white boy
A dirty white boy
I've been in trouble since I don't know when
I'm in trouble now and I know somehow I'll find trouble again
I'm a loner but I'm never alone
Every night I get one step closer to the danger zone
'Cause I'm a dirty white boy, (dirty white boy) yeah dirty white boy (dirty white boy)
I'm a dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Come on come on boy, (dirty white boy) white boy (dirty white boy)
I'm a dirty white boy, dirty white boy
Hey I'm a dirty white boy (dirty white boy) yeah I'm a dirty white boy
(Dirty white boy) dirty white boy yeah

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Foreigner

Foreigner is a British-American rock band, originally formed in 1976 by veteran English musicians Mick Jones and ex-King Crimson member Ian McDonald along with American vocalist Lou Gramm. Foreigner has sold over 37.5 million albums in the United States alone. more »

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Written by: LOU GRAMM, MICK JONES

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