Wrong Color (debutante song discussion)

Advanced contributor clintsythe
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In the interest of continuing the ‘debutante song’ discussion I’ll post a piece I laid down during the time when recording studios were stocked with Teac analog reel-to-reel multi-track and mastering decks. I really loved this singer’s voice, she did always have trouble with her ‘P’s however.

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7 Responses to Wrong Color (debutante song discussion)

Commented:  January 10, 2013 at 8:46 AM()

So, here we have a new view on an old subject. The message is that anyone, depending on where he or she lives, can find his or herself being the ‘wrong color.’
It does get a bit preachy at the end. I wrote this for an old girlfriend after she bemoaned the treatment she suffered during her childhood as the product of a chinese-polish union.

Commented:  January 10, 2013 at 9:46 AM()

Racism and prejudice, right. As I was listening (before reading your description) I imagined the black racism in America. But that just goes to show just how universal the ostracism leading to reactive pride paradigm really is. Of course this song is awesome. The guitar line makes it in my opinion but her vocal is good too.

For me, it’s hard to believe that their is still racism but there is. I think there are different reasons for it, but I think, many times, the reason for racism at root is economic. If a race is dehumanized, then it becomes OK to steal their land, enslave them, pay them poverty wages, turn their women into sex slaves, etc. It still goes on; people are still dehumanized and taken advantage of without threat. Sometimes, in the beginning, it is very subtle but it always becomes cruel. Oh yeh, good job on the song.

Commented:  January 13, 2013 at 6:37 AM()

Good song! I can understand most of the lyrics but it would be nice if you posted them. Love the acoustic guitar.

Although created many years ago the subject matter is still valid today. Unfortunately you may have a timeless piece of work here…

Nice guitar/vocal track. I can still hear the friction wheels of the reel-to-reel engage as it move the tape across the heads! Thanks for sharing.


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