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Tay Zonday – Chocolate Rain lyrics

Chocolate Rain
Some stay dry and others feel the pain
Chocolate Rain
A baby born will die before the sin

Chocolate Rain
The school books say it can't be here again
Chocolate Rain
The prisons make you wonder where it went

Chocolate Rain
Build a tent and say the world as dry
Chocolate Rain
Zoom the camera out and see the lie

Chocolate Rain
Forecast to be falling yesterday
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Only in the past is what they say

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Raised your neighborhood insurance rates
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Makes us happy 'livin in a gate

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Made me cross the street the other day
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Made you turn your head the other way

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Chocolate Rain
History quickly crashing through your veins
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Using you to fall back down again
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Chocolate Rain
Seldom mentioned on the radio
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It's the fear your leaders can't control

Chocolate Rain
Worse than swearing, worse than calling names
Chocolate Rain
Say it publicly, and you're insane

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No one wants to hear about it now
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Wish real hard it goes away somehow

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Makes the best of friends begin to fight
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But did they know each other in the light?

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Every February washed away
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Stays behind as colors celebrate

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The same crime has a higher price to pay
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The judge and jury swear it's not in the face

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Dirty secrets of economy
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Turns that body into GDP

Chocolate Rain
The bell curve blames the baby's DNA
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But test scores are how much the parents made

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Flippin' cars in France the other night
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Cleans the sewers out beneath Mumbai

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'Cross the world and back it's all the same
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Angels cry and shake their heads in shame

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Lifts the ark of paradise in sin
Chocolate Rain
Which part do you think you're 'livin in?

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More than marchin' more than past and law
Chocolate Rain
Remake how we got to where we are

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    Glasscider
    Man. Tay Zonday even said in an interview that it's about deep racism. Even though everything is "Supposed" to be equal, there's still racism around. Black History Month is February (every February washed away). Every line means something about how racism is still alive and well, but hiding. "Raised your neighborhood insurance rates" is referring to economic racism. It's all there, throughout the song.
    And this song is not racist at all. The guy is only trying to show how there still is racism in the world.
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    The meaning to chocolate rain is that there is rain and the rain is chocolate. Rain being water falling from the sky, but in this case, it is not water that is falling, but rather chocolate. Chocolate being a delicious snack eaten all over the world. So given these definitions, one may come to a conclusion that chocolate rain is the precipitation of a usually brown candy made of cacao beans.
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    To me the lyrics represent the fall and injustice of society being repeated and that we're allowing the wool to be pulled over our eyes and pretending that world suffering doesn't exist. Nobody gets to hear of it because nobody is reporting it happening and we're being shaded from the truth, so we think it's all in the past and don't see it in the present or don't want to see it when we do.
    When I see the words "chocolate rain" between each line it makes me think of black people crying. Put that together with the remaining lyrics and you have a song about racial injustice and suffering and how people of the present are ignoring it or unaware of it and think it's just something of the past, but it is still here and now.
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    Once, in an african village, a native man walks up to a missionary with a look of fury on his face.
    "my wife gave birth today," the native growled, "and the baby is white! And you're the only white person within 100 miles of here! "
    The missionary glanced around guiltily for a moment but quickly regained his composure.
    "look at those goats over there," the missionary said, pointing at the village's livestock. "all of them are white, except for that black one over there! Sometimes nature works in mysterious ways. "
    The native's eyes widened, and he nodded at the missionary. "i understand, sir. I'll stop talking about the white baby... " and here his voice dropped to a whisper. "... And you stop talking about the black goat. "
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    divaRobinson
    Tay Zonday very poetically and directly addresses the covert existence of racism, and the bone deep damage it can inflict on those who experience it. I have personally experienced most of the things he mentioned, and I'm still baffled by the fact that normally developed people (in their right minds) could ever believe that racism is dead! If racism is dead, I'm a straight haired blonde girl with blue eyes! There's only one thing worst for an individual than to be snubbed, criticized, abused and unrightly judged when they haven't done anything that every American citizen has the right to do, and that is for their entire race to be treated that way. Can we not all get together again and have the same mind to demand respect as a part of the human race?
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