Lilywhite Lies

Hey yo yo, How ya go?
I hear you donít like me Ďcause Iím a homo
Heard rumours Ďround you donít wish me well
Say Iím a devil child and goiní to hell
You preach to crowds Iím bad and wild
Spread disease and rape your child
Say if I donít repent itís Godís punishment
A case of AIDS Iíll get
I say, ďYou wanna bet?Ē
You hate me, berate me
But you forget God did create me
You say itís true, you handsíll heal
But let me tell you preacher
You ainít the real deal
So listen minister, hear my story reverend
Until you love me you ainít goiní to heaven
Ho ho

CHORUS: Itís just another case of lilywhite lies, Lilywhite holy white

Hey yo yo, what you know?
Haviní some trouble just sayiní no?
You read the papers?† Hear what they say?
ďYouíll only catch AIDS if youíre black or youíre gay.Ē
So donít worry America, youíll live a long life
Keep your eyes shut to the pain and the strife
There are millions out there thatíll die in a year
But donít get excited, Donít shed a tear
Just keep liviní your lives like it doesnít exist
ĎTil it hits you, then youíll be pissed
Maybe too late just to pick up and run
With your daughter, your wife, your husband or son
ĎCause itís over in Europe, itís big in Japan
Africaís got it and even Iran
So come on home, open your eyes,
Everyone knows a young person who dies

CHORUS: Itís just another case of lilywhite lies, Lilywhite holy white

Now if everyone you know is either scared to death or dyiní
Itís time to ACT UP, Ďcause they all killiní you with lyiní
Like they care about your lover, they wanna find a cure
But all the moneyís spent on weapons to fight a secret war
They love to watch the numbers mount
ĎCause people of color and faggots and women donít count
When they round us up and jail us, it wonít be new news
Remember fifty years ago, Hitler did it to the Jews
So take it to the streets and write the President a letter
Denying thereís a crisis wonít make anyone better
HELP ME!

CHORUS: Itís just another case of lilywhite lies, Lilywhite holy white

They love to watch the numbers mount
Donít wanna be a number
Donít wanna be what they want me to be
Another number

Frank H. Jump ©1987 RoughGift Productions/BMI