I Want to Be Black

Official Releases:
Studio Version (2:10) – How I Learned to Stop Giving a Shit and Love Mindless Self Indulgence

“I Want to Be Black” is the fourth song on “How I Learned…”; Urine began writing the song before “Tight” was even released.

Lyrics:
I’m so white
you’re so black
once I go black
I never go back
I’m so white
you’re so black
I wanna be at where you are at
I’m so white
you’re so black
my skin color a minor setback
I’m so white
you’re so black
I wanna change from the palest gray to the darkest day
from the whitest lie to the blackest night
I wanna be black like Malcolm X
I wanna be black I really mean it
I wanna be black like MLK
I wanna be black like Morgan Freeman
set me free
I wanna be black like John Amos
I will practice every day
won’t be an embarrassment
I’ll get those subtleties down all the way
please let me in your club
because I want to change from the whitest lie to the blackest night

Live Version:
“I Want to Be Black” has never been performed live. The band has stated they have no intention of playing it.

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