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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 light

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

Chocolate Rain
Raised your neighborhood insurance rates
Chocolate Rain
Makes us happy 'livin in a gay

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

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Chocolate Rain
History quickly crashing through your veins
Chocolate Rain
Using you to fall back down again
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Chocolate Rain
Seldom mentioned on the radio
Chocolate Rain
It's the fear your leaders car control

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

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

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

Chocolate Rain
Every February washed away
Chocolate Rain
Stays behind as colors celebrate

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

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Chocolate Rain
Dirty secrets of economy
Chocolate Rain
Turns that body into GDP

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

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

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

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

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

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    GlassciderSep 7, 2008 at 10:15 pm
    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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    Monice PurnellMar 8, 2013 at 3:23 pm
    When asked on Tosh.O what the lyrics meant, Tay said something like "everything & nothing".. Which is true, it means everything but yet ppl will regard it as meaningless. WoW
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    LemonLoveOct 25, 2008 at 7:40 pm
    the song is about racism, like the line
    "Build a tent and say the world is dry
    Chocolate Rain
    Zoom the camera out and see the lie" is how people pretend racism doesnt exist. sometimes they even ignore it when its right in front of their faces because thats eisier that doing something about it, like it the line "Made me cross the street the other day
    Chocolate Rain
    Made you turn your head the other way"

    "The school books say it can't be here again
    Chocolate Rain
    The prisons make you wonder where it went
    The same crime has a higher price to pay
    chocolate Rain
    The judge and jury swear it's not the face"
    is about how their is racism in the justice system, whether its racial profiling or puting blacks in jail for crimes caucasians might get away with.
    "Some stay dry and others feel the pain" references how some races endure lots of prejudice and others not as much. hes basiclay saying that if you dont try to stop rasism, if you are only a bystander then you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.
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    UnregisteredJul 7, 2014 at 8:09 pm
    Oh guys It's not in a gay It's in a gate. Like gated communities where there are few "minorites". This song is about modern racism. Racism is still at large, just It's not in the public eye. The jails, and of course the class system being almost based off of race. Racism isn't what some crazy old basketball owner said or a team name, It's in our jails our stereotypes and even more. Sorry this isn't extremely long but this is what I got out of it.
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    UnregisteredJun 26, 2012 at 4:18 pm
    Racism goes both ways. Some blacks hate white as well. If a white makes a negative comment about obama, he is immediately labeled a racists and everything that he says must be disregarded.

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