Lord Tell Me Why Lyrics

by Ry Cooder

Lord tell me why a white man ain't worth nothing in this world no more
Lord tell me how you 'spect me to stand up tall and proud
I did just what you told I done everything you said
But the way I'm doing lately I could have stood in bed
So Lord tell me why a white man ain't worth nothing in this world no more
Lord tell me when a white man's gonna be all right again
Please fix it Lord they took back everything we been working for
When the riots tore our city I stood watch outside our home
My kids crying daddy why can't they leave us alone
Split level in Valencia where the cops reside
We had to walk away and leave old memories inside
Lord tell me why a white man ain't worth nothing in this world no more
You can walk across the silvery moon and get back home all right
But it ain't safe to walk the streets of your home town at night
I'm a Lord man from the Lord land