"Peddler" by R&F Newman (BMI)

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Chorus:
If you are a peddler of prejudice
If you are a hawker of hate
Smash the face in the mirror and pack it in
Your life on this plane's
a disgusting, ridiculous waste


Lyrics:
Peddler © 1995 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

(Chorus)
If you are a peddler of prejudice
If you are a hawker of hate
Smash the face in the mirror and pack it in
Your life on this plane's
a disgusting, ridiculous waste

When problems come up you're fast placing the blame
On class, color, neighbor's who else?
Your rationale reeks - it's completely inane
Why don't you stop, look the hell at yourself
You're seeing, speak, thinking in stereotypes
Everyone is perceived as a threat
Instead of seeing the value in each person's life
Your opinion's already been set
Sure it's hard work to try to figure things out
So much easier to hate and shout names
I passed some angels hanging out
and they were shaking their heads
"He took a wrong turn somewhere
- isn't that a shame"

If you are a peddler...

You poison the minds of your children
With sick ideas and your rage-infused rants
Now they think that there's room for only their kind
You've got them stuck in your zombie-like trance
You boast about how you had to learn to make do
That your burdens were so hard to bear
The way real poverty feels, you don't have a clue
You've never been treated with loathing and fear

While everybody's searching for their place in this life
You're out cruising for some burgers and fries
You lobby for respect by putting other people down
You're spreading misconceptions and slanderous lies

If you are a peddler...

This whole place needs a tune-up real bad
You waste time and you clog up the works
Whose ignorance gave you a deputy's badge
You don't give a damn that you cause so much hurt

Throughout history every group has had its turn
At being persecuted - kicked to the ground
It's Incredible that people like you never learn
You keep the cyclones of hatred circling round and round

If you are a peddler...


Genre: rock, pop, alternative, ac (adult contemporary)

Mood: anger

About the Song
description: speaks out against prejudice

Title: Peddler
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording
Title: Peddler
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:©1995
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Heavy Construction"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Patrick Lavery (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA
Review Quotes:
Barney Quick (Indie-Music.com) - "Peddler" rather pointedly takes all manner of whiners and paranoids to task. It could easily be addressed to either bigots or politically correct victimhood-mongers."
Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase - These are just a few places you can buy the tracks digitally

Buy the entire Heavy Construction CD at CDBaby

For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords - pedlar, bias, bigotry, rascist, sexist

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