Ethnic Writer

from by Cihan Kaan

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Ethnic Writer

Verse 1

I am an ethnic writer
at least that's what the readers say.

Write about the victim
they'll like you better - that way.

Write about the loss of your people
Write about how nobodies equal.

Sit at white house panels
representing every ethnic angle

I'm an ethnic writer
at least that's the rumor

I write on a magic carpet
dropping stories on kids and baby boomers

Refrain 1

"Do you like American Music?"
"Yea, I like all kinds of music."
"Do you consider yourself an ethnic writer?"
"Um, I was born in this country..."

Verse 2

I'm an ethnic writer
at least that's how the media acts

They need to compare me
to some other artifact

And I forgot about my story
Forgot about what I had to say

They ask how I could be so angry
cuz I write using "...a series of clever wordplay."

I write about the place in between
negotiating the American Dream.

I'm just trying to pay my rent
so I'll be as ethnic as our President.

Refrain 2

"So how do you feel about like having a weird name,
and how do you feel about islamophobia,
and how do you feel about like um Asian Stereotypes,
and like how do you feel about..."
"Um...I'm sorry I was thinking about my hair. I don't really care."

[Guitar Solo]

Verse 3

I am an ethic writer
at least that's what the publishers say.

Write about the immigrant
you'll get more readers that way.

Write about the loss of your people
Write about how nobodies equal.

Sit at unpaid writers panels
representing every single asian angle.

I'm an ethnic writer (x4)

credits

from Telepathic Ethnic Marketing, released September 1, 2011

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