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Turning Point

Nina Simone
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Nel disco di Nina Simone intitolato “Silk & Soul”

Silk & Soul

La purezza dell’infanzia ben presto sporcata dai pregiudizi inculcati dagli adulti…

See the little brown girl / She's as old as me / She looks just like chocolate / Oh mummy can't you see...
See the little brown girl
She's as old as me
She looks just like chocolate
Oh mummy can't you see

We are both in first grade
She sits next to me
I took care of her mum
When she skinned her knee

She sang a song so pretty
On the Jungle Jim
When Jimmy tried to hurt her
I punched him in the chin

Mom can she come over
To play dolls with me
We could have such fun mum
Oh mum what'd you say

Why not? Oh why not?
Oh… I… see…

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2015/3/11 - 10:08



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