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Gradient

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lyrics

Try not to freak ya
‘Cause I’m an alien
Can’t even tell ya
Where I’m from
It’s complicated
Tried to be like ya
But my melanin’s a sin
Can’t even show ya
All the papercuts I’ve been holding in

I live in a world where left is right
Do you see me? Do you see me?
I’m that gradient that turns you blind
Do you see me, ‘cause I can’t see me
In your eyes

I’m that gradient that turns you blind
I’m that gradient that turns you blind

I’m that gradient, I’m that gradient, I’m that gradient that turns you blind

Wash me till I’m white
Like I’m a neophyte
Spoke in a foreign tongue
Since I was young
It’s complicated
I’m saturated
But you want me faded
My insides shatter
Like the pieces of a million prisms

I live in a world where left is right
Do you see me? Do you see me?
I’m that gradient that turns you blind
Do you see me, ‘cause I can’t see me
In your eyes

I’m that gradient that turns you blind
I’m that gradient that turns you blind

So look at me, what do you see?
I spent my whole life trying to be
I’m not your kind
Your kingdom’s not designed
For me
I turn you blind

I’m that gradient, I’m that gradient
I’m that gradient, I’m that gradient

Microinvalidations:
Subtly or obviously denying the experiences, feelings, or thoughts
That people of colour have
For example:
“I don’t see colour”
“We’re all human beings”
“All lives matter”
What it does is make people of colour feel
Invisible

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released November 5, 2021
Written by LÂLKA & Muki
Produced & Performed by LÂLKA
Mixed & Mastered by Becki Whitton

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