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Paul Kantner – White Boy lyrics

Lyrics & Music: Paul Kantner

Where will you go what will you do
What will you see when your night is thru
What can you do where will you go
When the people of this planet send you away from here
My bo

Where do you come from white boy what is your land
Everybody else knows where they come from
You don't know your place you never did you never can
You can't find a place in this land


Blacks and Reds and Apaches and Jews
All know where they come from but you don't seem to know
Baby do you understand

You appeared in the Caucasus mountains the southern Russia of now
And you spread your peculiar form of death from Mexico to Moscow
You surprised the Europeans the Egyptian too
All of a sudden you appeared on their land
You made mountains for the Incas built pyramids for the Pharoah man
And you grew and you lived by their hands


Viking Roman fair hair Alexander Emperor slave.
D'you come from the earth D'you come from the sky?
Nobody seems to know You build and you burn create and destroy,
You rule me now fair skin man with an unfair hand.

Where did you come from where were you born
Where were you living when the earth was formed
What can you do where will you go
When the people of this planet send you away from here
My bo...

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    It's about the scientific discussion about the ancestors of the Europeans from today - the Indo-Europeans. It's also about the idea of life in the cosmos, of invasions from outer space that came down to the earth with a technically elaborated culture and knowledge. Its the question where the white men come from. And what will happen to his ecologically problematic culture.
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