Tuesday, July 31, 2007

"Chocolate Rain" by Tay Zonday

Here is the top video on YouTube.com. An original song by Tay Zonday

"Chocolate Rain"

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 is dry/Chocolate Rain/Zoom the camera out and see the lie

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 gate

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


Chocolate Rain/History quickly crashing through your veins/Chocolate Rain/Using you to fall back down again

Chocolate Rain/Seldom mentioned on the radio/Chocolate Rain/Its the fear your leaders call 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 the face


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 make

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

Chocolate Rain/'Cross the world and back its 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 passing law/Chocolate Rain/Remake how we got to where we are.


plez sez: someway, somehow... this video has gotten over 2 million hits over the past 3 months on YouTube.com! the video is so strange, the music (if you want to call it that) is so strange and different, i couldn't resist posting it on plezWorld.

looking at the lyrics, it seems that this song is some type of social/political commentary on being Black (references flipping cars in France, the bell curve controversy, raising housing insurance rates, every February washed away (that's Black History Month), the same crime has a higher price to pay, etc.). your thoughts?


tom said...

some great lyrics but man is it hard to keep listening to! it's like philip glass but with even less variation.

"Build a tent and say the world is dry"

Mrs. J said...

I love this! First, the symbolism and metaphor in old boy's lyrics. Next, the way I can almost hear Paul Robeson singing the words, but instead it's this quirky kid (I guess he's a kid but given how we age, he could be 28, who knows). And lastly, his mouth (WTF?), which just adds to the eccentricity of it all. Anyway — I love it. Repetitive, yet somehow innovative and fresh at the same time. Like nothing anyone's doing right now. I hope someone finds him and something comes of it.

plez... said...

strange, quirky, different... a perfect match for plezWorld!

i tried like HELL not to post this, but for some wierd reason, i had to! *smile*

CapCity said...

i like his voice! but couldn't listen to that hypnoTech music for very long. lol! the beauty of plezWorld = never know what u'll find;-)

plez... said...


...this is but a tiny thread pulled from the vast tapestry that is plez's world! *smile*

Mizrepresent said...

Yeah i heard about him, interesting lyrics, but i think him moving back and forth from the mic to breathe was quite weird...2 million hits, you just never know do ya?