Cecile - N.E.G.R.A. (English)

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N.E.G.R.A. (English)

(In this world that goes slower
Than the people walking on it
Cécile, Frankie, Show!
If you want to see the picture
Take the blinders off you
The monsters are inside you
And that’s the final truth
If you want to see the picture
Take the blinders off you
The monsters are inside you
And that’s the final truth)
 
I’m talking to you looking at me
As if I were an alien
To a mother drawing children close
When they see me coming
To a child at school I had to explain
My blood was red
When I turned I heard him laugh
Like I was mad
People talk behind my back
Thinking I can’t hear
(I’ve nothing to them
But you know they’re very different, it’s clear
 
You girls who got your white-skinned Barbies
Fifty years ago
I had to wait to hold a kiss for my black-skinned doll, don’t you know
There are those who say that gays and blacks are equal
But they don’t mean they’re equal to the so-called normal people
When they say ‘equal’, what they mean is equal to each other
And different from the normal folks too without the others
I vanish in the night when I close my mouth and eyes
And you’re afraid cos I’m as dark as night
(Dark as night)
 
Do you like me enough for simpler kind of fling
But we will know it truly no it doesn’t mean a thing
And that’s because I’m
 
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked naked
You don’t mind even if I’m a
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked
You just don’t give a damn
 
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked naked
You don’t mind even if I’m a
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked
You just don’t give a fuck
 
If you want to see the picture
Take the blinders off you
The monsters are inside you
And that’s the final truth
If you want to see the picture
Take the blinders off you
The choices are inside you
And set the violence have you)
 
I don’t know you but I’m softly smiling at you
But you look right through me and you make me feel transparent
It’s been a lifetime I’ve been fighting with these dragons
Not even Harry Potter has a chance with these demons
Ignorance and arrogance
All that counts is appearance
Total lack of substance
That’s all indifference
So I cry alone the tears of this defeat
 
(Don’t you worry about the N.E.G.R.A.
Soon she’ll rise back on her feet
 
Very noxious commonplaces
Sadder than cemeteries
I was a child and I wasn’t ready
But I learned, and I already knew
That the uncomfortableness I would have met along the way was true
Nothing like Balotelli, nothing like ‘boooh’
 
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked naked
You don’t mind even if I’m a
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked
You just don’t give a damn
 
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked naked
You don’t mind even if I’m a
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked
You just don’t give a fuck
 
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
Naked naked naked
N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A. N.E.G.R.A.
But the second you see me naked naked naked
You just don’t give a fuck
 
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Submitted by YmdeithyddYmdeithydd on Fri, 26/02/2021 - 17:16
Submitter's comments:

I've spelt the word in the title the way Cecile does, but what she says is 'nigger' and she might prefer it spelt that way in English.

Added in reply to request by Alma BarrocaAlma Barroca

 

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