Lord Tell Me Why (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 But a Lord man ain't worth nothing in this world no more