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Blak-out

Sista' girl need money to get home Native title

case Big time! she raps edgy

 

Some story

 

Up in court

on the run

stealing stuff

 

Could be

 

She's young black and living in the city

 

gimme a dollar
pay

the rent whitey guilt

easy street

 

This is a refuge OK I say for Koori women at risk

 

Rape and violence you know

 

'RIGHTS FOR WOMEN'

pinned to the wall a poster

men don't read

 

'after the rage

he's blotto on the bed

she plays dead'

 

I give her money refer her on

Now I hear she's working on the Block

 

tradin' for cuz

on the street 'crack' and 'excees'

if ya pay

 

locked in jail spirit flies

Old People callin'

me home again

 

Aboriginal terms:

cuz: cousin, friend

Old People: ancestors

crack and excees: cocaine and ecstasy

 

 

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