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    Prejudice by Tim Minchin

    Jimi Wikman

    This is a song about prejudice
    And the language of prejudice
    And the power of the language of prejudice
    It's called "Prejudice"

    In our modern free-spoken society
    There is a word that we still hold taboo
    A word with a terrible history
    Of being used to abuse, oppress and subdue
    Just six seemingly harmless letters
    Arranged in a way that will form a word
    With more power than the pieces of metal
    That are forged to make swords

    A couple of Gs, an R and an E, an I and an N
    Just six little letters all jumbled together
    Have caused damage that we may never mend
    And it's important that we all respect
    That if these people should happen to choose
    To reclaim the word as their own
    It doesn't meant the rest of you have a right to it's use

    So never under estimate
    The power that language imparts
    Sticks and stones may break your bones
    But words can break hearts
    A couple of Gs, jeez, unless you've had to live it
    An R and an E, even I am careful with it
    An I and an N; in the end, it will only offend
    Don't want to have to spell it out again

    Yeah

    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    So listen to me if you care for your health
    You won't call me ginger unless you're ginger yourself
    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"

    When you are a ginger, life is pretty hard
    Years of ritual bullying in the school yard
    Kids calling you "ranga" and "Fanta pants"
    No invitation to the high school dance
    But you get up and learn to hold your head up
    You try to keep your cool and not get het up
    But until the feeling of ill is truly let up
    Then the word is ours and ours alone

    Don't you know that...
    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    Only a ginger can call another ginger" ginger"
    So if you call us ginge, we just might come unhinged
    If you don't have a fringe with at least a tinge of the ginge in it
    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"

    Now listen to me, we're not looking for sympathy
    Just because we're sensitive to UV
    Just cause we're pathetically pale
    We do alright with the females

    Yeah I like to ask the ladies 'round for ginger beer
    And soon they're running their fingers through my ginger beard
    And dunking my ginger nuts into their ginger tea
    And asking if they can call me ginge
    And I say, "I don't think that's appropriate!"

    'Cuz only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    Only a ginga can call another ginga "ginga"
    And all the ladies, they agree it's a fact
    Once you've gone ginge, you can't go back
    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"

    Yeah go ginge, go you funky motherfucking ginge
    Yeah, funky ginger mofo

    Yeah, you can call us "bozo" or "fire truck"
    You can even call us "carrot top" or "blood nut"
    Yeah, you can call us "match stick" or "tampon"
    But fucking with the G-word is just not on

    If you're a ginger-phobe and you don't like us
    We will stand up to the fight if you want to fight us
    But if you cut yourself, you might catch gingivitis
    So maybe you should shut your funky mouth

    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"

    So if you call us ginge, you can't whinge if you're injured
    If you don't have a tinge of the ginge in your minge

    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    And you know my kids will always be clothed and fed
    'Cos papa's gonna be bringing home the gingerbread
    And they'll be pretty smart, because they'll be well-read
    And by "read", I mean "read" and the other kind of "red"
    (It's a homophone!)

    Only a ginger can call another ginger "ginger"
    Only a ginga can call another ginga "ginga"
    Just like only a ninja can sneak up on another ninja

    Yeah, only a ginger, only a ginger
    Only a ginger, yeah
    Are you all listening-a?
    I'm not pointing the finger
    I just having a sing-a
    I'm just reminding ya

    That only a ginger can call another ginger
    "Ginger"

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