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Roberta Flack – Angelitos Negros lyrics

Pintor nacido en mi tierra
Con el pincel extranjero
Pintor que sigues el rumbo
De tantos pintores viejos

Aunque la virgen sea blanca
Pнntale angelitos negros
Que tambiйn se van al cielo
Todos los negritos buenos

Pintor si pintas con amor
Por quй desprecias su color?
Si sabes que en el cielo
Tambiйn los quiere Dios

Pintor de santos alcoba
Si tienes alma en el cuerpo
Por quй al pintar en tus cuadros
Te olvidaste de los negros

Siempre que pintas iglesias
Pintas angelitos bellos
Pero nunca te acordaste
De pintar un бngel negro

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    As an asian american immigrant, to me, this song reflects racism and stereotyping in human relationship, and how it affects non-whites. In this song, the writer portrays a little colored boy asking the painter "why you only paint white angels? Why not black or colored angels also , because color people also go to heaven? "
    The meaning of this song is indeed, very touching especially to non-white folks in america, the land of the brave and the home of the free!
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    I loved the sound of the song. I knew it talked about black angels but when I was told the true meaning of the words by a puerto rican close friend of mine the song made me very sad and as a black female I wanted to weep but I know when satan was cast down I was not with him I chose to come here and spread love for that is the nature of my spirit. I am as my father for he is spirit and love and not of this world. I pass through and weep as I go. I too am a writer and singer.
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