Backlash Blues Lyrics - Nina Simone



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Langston Hughes, Nina Simone

Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just who do think I am
You raise my taxes, freeze my wages
And send my son to Vietnam

You give me second class houses
And second class schools
Do you think that alla colored folks
Are just second class fools
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

When I try to find a job
To earn a little cash
All you got to offer
Is your mean old white backlash
But the world is big
Big and bright and round
And it's full of folks like me
Who are black, yellow, beige and brown
Mr. Backlash, I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues

Mr. Backlash, Mr. Backlash
Just what do you think I got to lose
I'm gonna leave you
With the backlash blues
You're the one will have the blues
Not me, just wait and see





Writer: HUGHES, LANGSTON/SIMONE, NINA /
Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing



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Nina Simone Backlash Blues poem by Langston Hughes | Reviewer: sergio | 6/24/2006

This has got to be one of the best interpretations I have ever heard of Langston Hughes poem....

You really should not miss buying this CD. It is worth its weight in money. Nina Simons cleaver interpretation is outstanding

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