I was white
I was raised white
By white parents
With white sisters
I had white friends
I fell in and out of
Love with white girls
And in and out of love
With white

One day I woke up

I was black
I felt black
With a black heart
And black feelings
I was scared
Because I was black
I didn't know who to tell
That I was black
And most people couldn't see
But I was black

When I was white
I wanted white
And cursed black

Now I am black
And I want white
But it curses me

And somewhere there's hope
That inside the white
Love is gray
And for black
There's a place
To stay