Greene House

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Racists make surprisingly good hosts if you are not someone they hold irrational hate for.

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You can't make me feel safe in your home
if you don't feel safe 'cause I'm there.
If you refused to host me that's better
but don't make it seem like you care.

I would rather you kicked me out now
than feed me from a house that breeds hatred.
And I'll tear all the cotton blend clothes from your body
and be temperate to just leave you naked.

And I will burn this racist house down
and I will turn the black ashen ground.
And the red flames on the black smoke
is the blood on the people, the people who built this town.

There are too many things that you've taken
to continue to treat us this way.
If you're scared yet again by black voice
just imagine what the natives would say.

We will come through and take all of your lights,
we will send you back to the arcade,
you can't use your super-soaker to save you,
but your diamonds will be fine in a fire-proof safe.

And I will burn this racist house down
and I will turn the black ashen ground.
And the red flames on the black smoke
is the blood on the people, the people who built this town.

credits

from Narcissus, released March 20, 2017
Thank you to Lewis Howard Latimer for the lightbulb; Jerry Lawson for home video games; Lonnie Johnson for the Super Soaker and Henry Brown for the strongbox safe.

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Evan Diem Oswego, New York

I'm a guy from Connecticut living at SUNY Oswego. I write and record and I play my own instruments. I'm just trying to entertain.

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