I Am Not My Hair


作曲:India.Arie、Shannon Sanders、Drew Ramsey ╱
西洋:2006.06
專輯:Testimony:Vol. 1 Life & Relationship
歌手: India.Arie

歌詞


Konvict...Konvict...
Dat dad a dat da...
Dad a ooh
Condict music
uh-huh

See I can kinda recall
Little ways back small tryin' to bawl
Always been black and my hair I tried it all
I even went flat
had a gumdee curly top and all the crap
now
Tryin' to be appreciated
Nappy headed brothers never had no ladies
Then I hit by the barber shop real quick
Had em give me little twist and it drove them crazy
And then I couldn't get no job
No corporate wouldn't hire no dreadlocks
Then I thought about my dogs on the block
Kinda understand why they chose a stealin' rock
Was it the hair that got me this far? (uh-huh)
All these girls these cribs these cars (uh-huh)
Hate to say it but it seem so flawed
Cause success didn't come 'till i cut it all off (uh-huh)

Little girl with the press and curl
Age eight I got a Jheri curl
Thirteen then I got a relaxer
I was a source of so much laughter
Fifteen when it all broke off
Eighteen and then I went all natural
February two thousand and two I
Went and did what I had to do
Cause it was time to change my life
To become the women that I am inside
Ninety-seven dreadlocks all gone
Looked in the mirror for the first time and saw that
Hey...

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

Good hair means curls and waves
Bad hair means you look like a slave
At the turn of the century
It's time for us to redefine who we be
You can shave it off like a South African beauty
Or get in on lock like Bob Marley
You can rock it straight like Oprah Winfrey
If its not what's on your head
It's what's underneath and say
Hey....

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

Who cares if you don't like that
With nothin' to lose post it with a wave cap
When the cops tryin' to harass
Cause I got waves
But he's sayin' nothin' like that
Not in my days (noo...)
Now you gotta change all feeling's
Based on one another by their appearance
Yes
India I feel ya girl
Now go on and talk the rest of the world

(oh
oh
oh)
Does the way I wear my hair make me a better person?
(Whoa
whoa
whoa)
Does the way I wear my hair make me a better friend? nooo...
(Whoa
whoa
whoa)
Does the way I wear my hair determine my integrity?
(Whoa
whoa
whoa)
I am expressing my creativity...

Breast cancer and chemotherapy
Took away her crown and glory
She promised God if she was to survive
She would enjoy everyday of her life ooh...
On national television
Her diamond eyes are sparkling
Bald headed like a full moon shining
Singing out to the whole wide world like
Hey...

I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am not your ex-pec-tations no no
I am not my hair
I am not this skin
I am a soul that lives within

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