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Song of the Day – Colored People (DC Talk Month. Lyrics Included) From Jesus Freak Album

17 Mar

Today’s DC Talk Month Song of the Day is “Colored People” from their 1995 album Jesus Freak. This song is track #2 of 13.

Because DC Talk is a group composed of two white guys (Toby McKeehan and Kevin Max Smith) and a black guy (Michael Tait), i.e. “two honks and a negro” (to quote a song from their 1992 album Free At Last), race has always played an important part in DC Talk’s music. Naturally the rap/rock trio has a lot of passion for race issues, and being good friends of different colors, race has always been an important issue for them to tackle in their songs. Enter “Colored People”, a powerful song about the beauty to be found in races of different colors which is like God’s beautiful canvas of paints, tints and shades… which is a beautiful thing. A great song overall. I love how the song is boy joyful yet has a hint of sadness to the verses.

Colored People DC Talk Song Lyrics

Pardon me, your epidermis is showing, sir
I couldn’t help but note your shade of melanin
I tip my hat to the colorful arrangement
Cause I see the beauty in the tones of our skin

We’ve gotta come together
And thank the Maker of us all

[Chorus]
We’re colored people, and we live in a tainted place
We’re colored people, and they call us the human race
We’ve got a history so full of mistakes
And we are colored people who depend on a Holy Grace

A piece of canvas is only the beginning for
It takes on character with every loving stroke
This thing of beauty is the passion of an Artist’s heart
By God’s design, we are a skin kaleidoscope

We’ve gotta come together,
Aren’t we all human after all?

[Chorus]

Ignorance has wronged some races
And vengeance is the Lord’s
If we aspire to share this space
Repentance is the cure

Well, just a day in the shoes of a color blind man
Should make it easy for you to see
That these diverse tones do more than cover our bones
As a part of our anatomy

[Chorus]

We’re colored people, and they call us the human race
[Oh, colored people]
We’re colored people, and we all gotta share this space
[Yeah we’ve got to come together somehow]
We’re colored people, and we live in a tainted world
[Red and yellow, black and white]
We’re colored people, every man, woman, boy, and girl
[Colored people, colored people, colored people, colored people, yeah]

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Here is the official Colored People DC Talk Music Video. It’s an interesting video, a lot different than what you’d expect.

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Here is the Colored People DC Talk Live Welcome to the Freakshow video for the live version of this song.

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Here is another very interesting Colored People DC Talk Freaked! cover by Ayiesha Woods, John Reuben and the Gotee Brothers! This cover was featured on the “Freaked!” DC Talk Tribute album released in 2006.

Previous DC Talk Month Songs
* March 1st 2013 – Supernatural & Jesus Freak
* March 2nd 2013 – Dive
* March 3rd 2013 – It’s Killing Me
* March 4th 2013 – What If I Stumble
* March 5th 2013 – Into Jesus
* March 6th 2013 – Chance
* March 7th 2013 – Time Is
* March 8th 2013 – Consume Me
* March 9th 2013 – What Have We Become
* March 10th 2013 – Free At Last
* March 11th 2013 – Day By Day
* March 12th 2013 – Say the Words Now
* March 13th 2013 – Luv is A Verb
* March 14th 2013 – Red Letters + The Truth
* March 15th 2013 – Between You And Me
* March 16th 2013 – I Don’t Want It + That Kinda Girl + Since I Met You
* March 17th 2013 – Colored People

About DC Talk Month
March 2013 is dedicated to the Christian rock pioneers DC Talk, arguably my favorite Christian CCM (Contemporary Christian Music) rock band and follows January 2013 which was Demon Hunter Month and February 2013 which was Becoming the Archetype Month. March will feature songs from most of dc Talk’s discography (1992’s Free At Last, 1995’s Jesus Freak, 1998’s Supernatural and 2000’s Intermission) featured daily throughout the month, one a day. Whether you like rock/alternative/hip-hop music, believe in God or not, check these songs out as you may be pleasantly surprised and hopefully you will discover some new-to-your-ears music to enjoy. DC Talk features lots of variety in their tunes, from hard rock to hip-hop to slow ballads that will pull on your heartstrings to singable power pop, so there will most certainly be something you’ll like. Enjoy!

Becoming the Archetype Month Songs
February 1st 2013: March of the Dead, Into Oblivion, Epoch Of War, Mountain of Souls, Resonant Frequency of Flesh, Magnetic Sky, Ocean Walker
February 2nd 2013: Artificial Immortality
February 3rd 2013: The Epigone
February 4th 2013: Breathing Light
February 5th 2013: Autopsy
February 6th 2013: Dichotomy + The Great Fall
February 7th 2013: No Fall Too Far
February 8th 2013: The Sky Bearer
February 9th 2013: Necrotizing Fasciitis
February 10th 2013: Path of the Beam
February 11th 2013: Et All Metal Songs of the Day – The Monotolith+Construct&Collapse+Fire Made Flesh+Second Death+Deep Heaven+Eyes of the Storm+Weapon Breaker+Physics of Fire Quadrilogy
February 12th 2013: Immolation
February 13th 2013: Self Existent + How Great Thou Art + O Holy Night (Worship Metal/Christian Metal Trio)
February 14th 2013: Elegy Deception+Lament+Triumph
February 15th 2013: The Time Bender
February 16th 2013: Endure
February 17th 2013: Beyond Adaptation
February 18th 2013: Music of the Spheres + Elemental Wrath + Xenosynthesis
February 19th 2013: Ransom+Evil Unseen
February 20th 2013: One Man Parade
February 21st 2013: Reflect Refract + Internal Illumination
February 22nd 2013: Ex Nihilo
February 23rd 2013: Machine Killer + War Ender
February 24th 2013: Invisible Creature + Cardiac Rebellion
February 25th 2013: The Balance of Eternity + End of the Age
February 26th 2013: The Trivial Paroxysm
February 27th 2013: The Sun Eater + The Planet Maker + I AM
February 28th 2013: St. Anne’s Lullaby + Nocturne + Night’s Sorrow + Denouement

Demon Hunter Month Songs
January 1st 2013: A Broken Upper Hand
January 2nd 2013: God Forsaken
January 3rd 2013: The Wind
January 4th 2013: Ribcage
January 5th 2013: Incision
January 6th 2013: I Have Seen Where It Grows
January 7th 2013: Beheaded
January 8th 2013: Desire the Pain
January 9th 2013: Annihilate the Corrupt
January 10th 2013: Dust & Smoke
January 11th 2013: I Am You
January 12th 2013: Deteriorate
January 13th 2013: We Don’t Care
January 14th 2013: Fiction Kingdom
January 15th 2013: Relentless Intolerance
January 16th 2013: Feel As Though You Could
January 17th 2013: Shallow Water
January 18th 2013: My Throat Is An Open Grave
January 19th 2013: I Play Dead
January 20th 2013: The Tide Began To Rise
January 21st 2013: Thorns
January 22nd 2013: My Heartstrings Come Undone
January 23rd 2013: Carry Me Down
January 24th 2013: Driving Nails
January 25th 2013: I Am A Stone
January 26th 2013: Blood In the Tears
January 27th 2013: Dead Flowers
January 28th 2013: LifeWar
January 29th 2013: Storm the Gates of Hell + Lead Us Home
January 30th 2013: The Flame That Guides Us Home + Not i
January 31st 2013: The Latest & the Last + Grand Finale

Music Album Reviews
9. Between Here & Lost By Love And Death (helmed by Brian “Head” Welch Former Korn Lead Guitarist) [Posted: January 25 2013]
8. I AM By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: September 14th 2012)
7. Find Your Worth Come Home By To Speak of Wolves (Posted: May 25, 2012)
6. Celestial Progression (Remix Album) By Becoming the Archetype (Posted: May 21, 2012)
5 Return to Life By War of Ages (Posted: April 28, 2012)
4. Thousand Foot Krutch – The End Is Where We Begin (Posted: April 20, 2012)
3. KJ-52 – Dangerous (Posted: April 16, 2012)
2. Manafest – Fighter (Posted: April 15, 2012)
1. Demon Hunter – True Defiance (Posted: April 10, 2012)

Videogame Reviews:
5. Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (N64) [Posted: January 31 2013]
4. Resident Evil: Code Veronica Review (Dreamcast) [Posted: October 5 2012]
3. Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (PS1, GameCube) [Posted: September 18th 2012]
2. Resident Evil 2 (GameCube) [Posted: September 3rd 2012]
1. Resident Evil Remake (GameCube) [Posted: August 14 2012]

Gilmore Girls Reviews
4. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 4 – The Deer Hunters
3. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 3 – Kill Me Now
2. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 2 – The Lorelais’ First Day At Chilton Review
1. Gilmore Girls Season One Episode 1 – Pilot Review

LISTENTOMEPLAY podcasts:
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 5
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 0 Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Zero Podcast. RE0 Intro (Part 1)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Finale (Part 7)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Parts 5 and 6
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil: Code Veronica Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Finale (Part 5)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 4
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Parts 2 And 3
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 3 Podcast Part 1
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast Final Master Run (Claire Redfield)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil 2 Podcast (Leon Scenario A On Normal)
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Real Survival Mode Chris
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast
* ListenToMePlay Super Metroid Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion “Through A Virgin’s Eyes” Podcast Part 1 – Guest Mr. Z
* ListenToMePlay Oblivion Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 1 – Guest: RedWinged Angel
* ListenToMePlay The Witcher 2 Podcast Part 2
* ListenToMePlay Resident Evil Remake Podcast – Guest: MyDad

WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Let’s Play Videos
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 7 – Empty Bottle GET! Deku Palace And Magic Beans
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 6 – Granny Robbin For Blast Mask And Kamaro Dance
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 5 – The Thief And the Curiosity Shop Dealer
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 4 – Bomb Bag, Bremen Mask, Scarecrow’s Song
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 3 – Bomber’s Notebook
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 2 – Repeating Yesterday
* WatchMePlay Zelda: Majora’s Mask Part 1 – Intro and Opening

Other WatchMePlay Series
* WatchMePlay Perfect Dark Xbox 360
* WatchMePlay Super Smash Bros.
* WatchMePlay Super Meat Boy

 

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