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The White Man Gets Things Done

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When the white man wants things done

He gets them done and that’s no lie

And if someone steps into his way

That someone's gonna die

He storms across the land

And thinks his hand's guided by God

And he’ll make you wash his clothes and cook his food and do odd jobs

If you’ve ever seen a prairie fire

And all the creatures run

Then man you’ve seen the ways

that the white man gets things done


When the white man wants things done

He gets them done and that’s no joke

He’ll only hear that yes, he won’t ever hear that no

He’ll damn up all your rivers

And poison all your crops

You can beg that man for mercy

But you know he’ll never stop

If you've ever seen a building burn

And the smoke block out the sun

Then man you've seen the ways

That the white man gets things done


When the white man wants things done

He gets them done and that's the truth

There not a single way to win

There’s just a million ways to lose

You know he always gets his way and he likes to get it quick

If you think you got a deal than mister you got tricked

If you ever seen a wild beast

Tear apart someone

Then man you've seen the way the white man gets things done


From Let's Make a King, released July 9, 2020

Produced by Roy Gurel

Benjamin Adair Murphy - vocals, outro acoustic guitar

Roy Gurel – acoustic & electric guitars, bass VI, bass, percussion, vocals

Gilber Gilmore - drums

Peter Hess - tenor saxophone


Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Roy Gurel at Roiki Productions in Brooklyn, NYC

Additional recording done in Mexico City at La Bestia Studios by Juan Victor Belisario Figuera

Horns recorded by Peter Hess at Fort Saint Marks, Brooklyn

Music by Benjamin Adair Murphy ASCAP (464341364) Watery Grave Music ASCAP (396517127) and Roy Gurel BMI (520647865)

Lyrics by Benjamin Adair Murphy


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