Colonizer

by tUnE-yArDs

Tune-Yards (stylized as tUnE-yArDs) is the music project of New England native Merrill Garbus. When performing live, Garbus creates drum loops on the spot, and layers these with ukulele, voice, and electric bass played by Nate Brenner. The Whokill (stylized as w h o k i l l) tour has added a saxoph…




I use my white woman's voice to tell stories of travels with African men
I use my white woman's voice to tell stories of travels with African men
I comb my white woman's hair with a comb made especially, generally for me
I use my white woman's voice to tell stories, stories

Colonizer
Colonizer
Colonizer
Colonizer

I use my white woman's voice to interpret my travels with African men
I turn on my white woman's voice to contextualize acts of my white women friends
I cry my white woman tears carving grooves in my cheeks to display what I meant
I smell the blood in my voice
I smell the blood in my voice
Especially the blood in my voice
Especially the blood in my voice

I use my white woman's voice to tell stories of travels with African men
I use my white woman's voice to tell stories of travels with African men
I comb my white woman's hair with a comb made especially, generally for me
I smell the blood in my voice
Especially the blood in my voice
Especially the

I can feel you creep into my private life

Written by: Merrill Garbus, Nate Brenner

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