I never understood colored folks.
They ain’t got no more than we got.
Hell, most of them got less than nothing
but every time I see one, they are smiling
I don’t hate them as much as I hate
those big ass grins on their face.
When I see one of them grinning, it’s like
they are laughing at us for being white
and still poor, for believing we had something
in common with the real bosses.
We stood by while the rich used blacks
like they were little more than dirt floors
to walk on, but we were too dumb to know
we were just their rugs.