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

(Chorus)

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

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

(Chorus)

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.

(Chorus)


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?

6 comments:

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...

CAP,

...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?