SONG LYRICS FOR: "SKIN COLOR"
ALBUM: "FLYING COLORS"
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Lead Vocal: Chris Konen
Music: Makoto Nobuka
Lyrics: Amy Koch, Makoto Nobuka
Guitars, Bass: Makoto Nobuka - Drums, Percussion: Mike D. - Keyboards: John Listen
Back-up vocals: John Freeman, Michael Fogarty, Amy Koch

"SKIN COLOR"

Verse 1
He was perfectly human,
Just a man like you or I.
Could’ve been anybody.
He saw the same sun, saw the same sky,
--But his life wasn’t easy,
So different for him,
'Cause no one looked in his eyes;
They only saw the tone of his skin.

Chorus
Why can’t we bother to look beyond
And see inside the heart?
Why so much war on this planet we’re on?
Why does hatred tear this world apart?

Verse 2
We watched him try
Hard to get a job this week,
But he got the cold shoulder.
This was not his world, so to speak.
--And anybody too different,
With love enough to share,
Is frowned upon
By most who just don’t wanna care

Chorus 2
Why can’t we bother to look beyond
And see inside the heart?
Why so much war on this planet we’re on?
Why does hatred tear this world?

Chorus 3
And why don't we try to look beyond
And see inside the heart?
And why don't we change this planet we’re on?
Why does hatred tear this world apart?

Bridge
Foolish walls are built with stones of pride.
Help us see how many cry.
Love’s not blind.
Take a good look at their hearts
And what’s on the inside.

Repeat Chorus 2

Chorus 4
And why don't we try to look be yond
And see inside the heart?
And why don't we change this planet we’re on?
Why does hatred tear this world apart?
Why does hatred tear this world apart?

 

"SKIN COLOR" (with chords)

Intro: (Am7)-(D9)-(Gsus4)-(G)-(Csus2)(Am7)-(D9)-(Gsus2)-(G)-(Cmaj7)
(Am7)-(D9)-(G7add6)-(Csus2)(Am7)-(D9)-(G7add6)-(C)

Verse 1
(Am7)He was perfectly (D9)human,
Just a (G)man like you or (Csus2)I.
(Amsus2)Could’ve been any(D9)body.
He (Gsus4)saw the same sun, (Cmaj7)saw the same sky,
(G)-(G#)-(Am7)But his life wasn’t (D9)easy,
So (G)different for (Csus2)him,
(Am7)'Cause no one looked in his (D9)eyes;
They (G7)only saw the (Esus4)tone of his (E)skin.

Chorus
(Am)Why can’t we (Am/G)bother to (Am/F#)look be(Fmaj7)yond
And (Am)see in(Am/G)side the (Am/F#)heart? (Fmaj7)
(Am)Why so much (Am/G)war on this (Am/F#)planet we’re (Fmaj7)on?
(F/G)Why does hatred tear this (G)world apart?

Verse 2
(Csus2)(Am)We watched him (D9)try
(G)Hard to get a job this (Csus2)week,
(Amsus2)But he got the cold (D9)shoulder.
This was (Gsus4)not his world, (Cmaj7)so to speak.
(G)-(G#)-(Am)And anybody too (D9)different,
With (G)love enough to (C)share,
(Am)Is frowned u(D9)pon
By (G7)most who just don’t (Esus4)wanna (E)care

Chorus 2
(Am)Why can’t we (Am/G)bother to (Am/F#)look be(Fmaj7)yond
And (Am)see in(Am/G)side the (Am/F#)heart? (Fmaj7)
(Am)Why so much (Am/G)war on this (Am/F#)planet we’re (Fmaj7)on?
(F/G)Why does hatred tear this (G)world?

Chorus 3
And (Am)why don't we (Am/G)try to (Am/F#)look be(Fmaj7)yond
And (Am)see in(Am/G)side the (Am/F#)heart? (Fmaj7)
And (Am)why don't we (Am/G)change this (Am/F#)planet we’re (Fmaj7)on?
(F)Why does hatred tear this (G)world apart?

Music break: (Amsus2)-(D9)-(Em/C#)-(F#7add13)(Bm7)-(Bm/A)-(F9add13)-(E9add13)
(A7add13)-(Ab7)-(Bm7)-(E9)-(E7-10-13)

Guitar solo: (Am7)-(D9)-(Em/C#)-(F#7add13)(Bm7)-(F9)-(E9)-(A7add13)-(Bm7)-(E9)

Bridge
(Fmaj7sus2)Foolish (G6)walls are (Am)built with (Am/G)stones of (Am/F#)pride.
(Fmaj7sus2)Help us (G6)see how (Am)many (Am/G)cry.(Am/F#)
(Fmaj7sus2)Love’s not (G6)blind.
Take a (F)good look (G)at their (F/A)hearts
And what’s (G/B)on the (Am)inside.

Music break: (Am)-(G)-(D/F#)-(F) (Am)-(G)-(D/F#)-(F) (Am)-(G)-(D/F#)-(F) (Am)-(G/B)-(C)-(D)

Repeat Chorus 2

Chorus 4
And (Am)why don't we (Am/G)try to (Am/F#)look be (Fmaj7)yond
And (Am)see in(Am/G)side the (Am/F#)heart? (Fmaj7)
And (Am)why don't we (Am/G)change this (Am/F#)planet we’re (Fmaj7)on?
(F/G)Why does hatred tear this (G)world apart?
(F/A)Why does hatred tear this (G/B)world a(Am)part?

Music: (Am7)-(D9)-(G)-(C)(Am9)-(D9)-(G7 add13) (Csus2)-(G)-(Csus2)-(G) (Csus2)-(G)-(Csus2)-(G) (Csus2)-(G)-(Csus2)-(G) (Cmaj7)-{(D#) over (F#7)} (F#)

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