New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

Black n****are white n****are standing in the dark
Listen to the rhythm of the bass boom
Black n****are takes a hit sending up a spark
In the dark heat
Swaying a little to the bass beat
White n****are takes a hit takes money out
Says this is what it's all about
Rots your brain - who cares
Black n****are stares
White n****are sighs
I like your music
I like your style
I crack a joke so why don't you smile

White n****are dancing out on the floor tonight
The band's not good but the beat seems right
The band's all black and the floor's all white
Clenching fists unite and fight
Rock agianst racism rules tonight
But in the real world
No-one rules
But fists are clenched all right
Down in the underground
Out in the playground
The common ground
Is a battleground

Now you don't have to be black to be a n****are no more
The writing's on the wall
Say - black is power
White is flower
Diveded we fall
And behind the wall
Behind the door,
In the dark heat
In the rhythm of the bass beat
Something is wrong
And no-one is taking the blame



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/j/joe_jackson/battleground.html

Correct | Report

Please input the reason why these lyrics are bad:

songmeanings

      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      U
      Unregistered
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      Good
      Awesome!
      Explain

      Write an explanation

      Your explanation
      Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
      10 words
      Good
      Cool
      Awesome!
      Explanation guidelines:
      • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
      • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
      • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
      Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
      ×