funk’n’circumstance lyrics – keziah jones

oh, check me over
get this feeling pulling me under
how can a country ask for more?
but i can’t refuse

everybody knows i got this hunger
everybody goes along with the flake
n*body knows why there’s thunder
n*body knows the rest of the cake

oh brother
the skin you’re in has got a new friend
got a new language got a new trend
oh brother
now your hero’s sitting in vogue
got a new a language got a new logo

you just got to say :
funk ‘n’ circ*mstance
when the money talks the skin will dance
any kind of funk will do
play your circ*mstancial blues

now let me get this straight
is it the pot calling the kettle black?
or the black calling the pot a what
a “n*gg*r”? a “n*gg*r”!

oh check me over
i got to realize another
she got this feeling for y’all to see
she started squeezing my history

oh brother, sister
if you open your eyes you’ll never see her
she took my flag and kissed my woe
she gave birth to all my sorrow

oh brother
the skin you’re in has got a new friend
got a new language got a new trend
oh mother
now your son is sitting in jail
got a new a language got a new logo

you just got to say :
funk ‘n’ circ*mstance
when the money talks the skin will dance
any kind of funk will do
play your circ*mstancial blues

“my country ’tis of thee…”

brother, sister!

/ keziah jones lyrics