J.D. Carroll

J.D. Carroll

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Folk - Contemporary | Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,666   
Member Since: 2005
   Last Login: 10/22/2020

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Song Description

These two song were originsally written to be played together in the play, East Farewell. I had to break them apart because of distribution oddities.

Story Behind the Song

This medley is a little darker than the rest of East Farewell. This is leading up to the climax in the play.


Slick Rick used to get his kicks
by writing his name
on the subway walls.

Whenever he'd see
some public property
it was fair game for him to
write his name.

Slick Rick knew all the tricks
and he never got busted,
was never trusted
with a paint can in his hand.

They thought they'd be cool and put him in an art school
but he saw what they were doin',
tryin' to ruin his style.

Slick Rick became a derelict
and now he's drinking wine
down around 8th and Vine.

But every now and then,
he comes back again.
Whenever he gets the urge
he goes out and writes his words.

Slick Rick split quick
but things are gonna be alright,
his little brother learned to write
with a paint can in his hand.


I've been ripped off and rejected,
needled and neglected,
shelved and selected
as your Minority Male.

Been beaten and bloodied,
understood and buddied,
scrutinized and studied
as your Minority Male.

I've been strung up and trampled,
photographed and exampled,
labeled and sampled
as your Minority Male.

Now I don't like your jokes and your words
And just sometimes I'd like to be heard.
I don't want you daughter or wife
Just a chance
to lead a life of my own.

I've been overlooked and fired,
oversexed and desired,
welfared and rehired
as your Minority Male.

I've been red-lined and reported,
sympathized and supported,
spit on and imported
as your Minority Male.

I've been despised and tokenized,
nullified and demoralized.
It's been stated or implied
that I'm
your Minority Male.

It's so much more than a numbers game.
You really want someone else to blame.
You don't care who fills that space,
'cause you know you can always replace
your Minority Male.

Your Minority Male.

Song Length
Unique - Soundtracks
Tempo / Feel
Multiple Tempos
Lead Vocal
Mixed Vocals

1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits JD Carroll
Music Credits JD Carroll
Producer Credits Jd Carroll
Publisher Credits Creative Ventures Music, Inc.
Performance Credits JD Carroll
Label Credits Creative Ventures Music, Inc.