Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Click the blue-colored lyrics to read explanations.
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Tim Minchin – Prejudice lyrics

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Corrected bythespis


  • p
    This song appears to be about the word Ginger, but the beginning is arranged in a way that most folks will come up with a different word - N, I, a couple of Gs, E, R. So I think, the song is actually about this word and the special treatment it gets, because most black people feel offended by it. He makes clear that there are many words to offend someone, each of them even aimed at the same targeted physical attribute (be it red hair or black skin), yet this one word gets the special treatment.
    I think, he wants to say, that this word is only as offensive as the people offended by it allow it to be. If they chose not to be offended by it anymore, then it wouldn't matter who said it. It would lose it's meaning. But instead people do the opposite and declare it extremely offensive, grinding the sword of their enemy in the process.
    Add your reply

    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.
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by adding song structure elements.



    [an error occurred while processing the directive]