Colored People

Artist: dc Talk | Album: Jesus Freak | © 1995 Up In the Mix Music / Tigerback Music

Pardon me, your epidermis is showing, sir
I couldn’t help but note your shade of melanin
I tip my hat to the colourful arrangement
Cause I see the beauty in the tones of our skin
We’ve gotta come together and thank the maker of us all

Chorus:
We’re colored people, and we live in a tainted place
We’re colored people, and they call us the human race
We’ve got a history so full of mistakes
And we are colored people who depend on a Holy Grace

A piece of canvas is only the beginning
It takes on character with every loving stroke
This thing of beauty is the passion of an artist’s heart
By God’s design, we are a skin kaleidoscope
We gotta come together, aren’t we all human after all?

(Chorus)

Bridge:
Ignorance has wronged some races
And vengeance is the Lord’s
If we aspire to share this space
Repentance is the cure

Rap:
Well, just a day in the shoes of a color blind man
Should make it easy for you to see
That these diverse tones do more than cover our bones
As a part of our anatomy

(Chorus)