Monday, November 17, 2008

Lyrics of "I Apologize" by Oscar Brown Jr.

I apologize for being black
All I am plus all I lack
Please sir, please m’am
Give me some slack
‘Cause I apologize

I apologize for being poor
For being sick and tired and sore
Since I ain’t slick
Don’t know the score
I do apologize

I apologize because I bear
Resemblance most black people share
Thick lips, flat nose, and nappy hair
Yes I apologize

I apologize for how I look
For all of the lows and blows I took
On those Lord knows I’d close the book
As I apologize

I apologize for all I gave
For letting you make me yo’ slave
And going to my early grave
Yes I apologize

I apologize for being caught
For being sold, for being bought
For being told I count for naught
Yeah I apologize

I apologize for all I’ve done
For all my toil out in the sun
Don’t want to spoil your righteous fun
So I apologize

I apologize and curse my kind
For being fooled, for being blind
For being ruled, and in your bind
Yes I apologize

I apologize and curse my feet
For being slow, for being late
Because I know it’s me you hate
Why not apologize

I apologize and tip my hat
‘Cause you so rich and free and fat
Son of a bitch, that’s where it’s at
And I apologize

7 comments:

Super Woman said...

I apologize and tip my hat
‘Cause you so rich and free and fat
Son of a bitch, that’s where it’s at
And I apologize




Damnn....

fenomenal phlo said...

werd

Daculafan said...

I apologize too
Though White is my hue
I had nothing to do with your plight
Just because I'm white
I apologize

I apologize for me
All my life you've been free
But you see I've been guilty of a crime I didn't commit.
I've never put anybody in chains..I haven't done shit.
I apologize

I apologize
You see I have fought too
I overcame prejudices I was taught about you
My mind is free and I see you and me on an equal foot.
Yet there is still the need to
Apologize

I apologize
For being the white devil and "the man"
when I was growing up harmony was my plan
But I've been branded too by some for things I did not do
I apologize

I apologize
For the way things were
Even though my heart has been pure
I look to the future and hope that one day
Neither side will feel like they have to pay
For a debt incurred so long ago
Once again though....
I apologize

I apologize still
Hand in hand we have to climb the hill
Let's put behind the past and move on
A new world where our children are strong
Where we can live together as brothers, fathers, sister and mothers
Where nobody will feel the need to....
Apologize

Sparklez said...

if you cant take away the stain of red blood shed of hurt and pain of families torn from endless shame, no need to apologize.

Of course we know its not your fault that blacks were beaten, sold, and bought, your apology sir still counts for naught, no need to apologize.

and even though it seems to be, that there's no more damn slavery, a closer look and you will see, no need to apologize

Yes even in 2010 its sad to say dont see and end to racial hate against my skin no need to apologize

Just sit upon your grandpa's knee and ask about and old story of Willie Lynch, he'll clench you'll see no need to apologize

so if you want to free you mind and tell me leave the past behind just kiss me where the sun dont shine and then apologize.

Njoki said...

Well said Oscar, Very Well said!.
Even from Kenya, I can Say...

"I apologise for taking back whats mine....My beauty and 50 Acres of land... for busrting my foot up your ass outa this country and back to the alps!"

Oh! and one more thing....Sparkles, Get your self a life!

Sparklez said...

@nojoki- no need to hate its enough of that going on. and since thats all you had to say maybe you need to find a life of your own.

Malinda Hanshaw said...

I apologize and curse my kind
For being fooled, for being blind
For being ruled, and in your bind
Yes I apologize

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