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(Music Video) Lenny Kravitz' song "Black & White America" pays tribute to Martin Luther King
By The Bahamas Weekly News Team
Jan 19, 2012 - 11:02:05 PM

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In light of Martin Luther King Day we felt it fitting to showcase Lenny Kravitz' official music video, Black and White America from the new album with the same name.  The video opens with mention of King in the lyrics and reviews Lenny's life starting with his parents marriage (white father,  black mother). "When they walked the streets they were in danger," says his lyrics.

The video shows Lenny's personal childhood photos. Lenny is currently on a world tour and proudly calls The Bahamas his home.

Here are the lyrics which are well worth reading on this historic anniversary:


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Lenny Kravitz - Black And White America Lyrics

Martin Luther King, he had a vision
And that’s a fact
He died so we could see that was his mission
So don’t look back

There is no division, don’t you understand
The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America
Rob from Always on the run is bad bad bad

In nineteen sixty three my father married
A black woman
And when they walked the street they were in danger
Look what you’ve done

But they just kept on walking forward hand in hand
The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

[ Lyrics from http://www.songonlyrics.com/lenny-kravitz-black-and-white-america-lyrics ]

The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

We’ve waited so long
We’ve waited so long

There is no division, don’t you understand
The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

The future looks as though it has come around
And maybe we have finally found our common ground
We’re the children of one father
If you’re looking back don’t bother
We’re black and white America

Oh, yeah
Black and white America
Gonna keep moving forward, oh
Blow Harold !

[Lenny Kravitz- Black And White America Lyrics]

The video shows Lenny's personal childhood photos. From the new album "Black And White America" from Roadrunner/Atlantic Records out now. Lenny is currently on a world tour.
Directed by Mathieu Bitton


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