Nappy Head

NAPPY HEAD
(Siedah Garrett, Glen Ballard)
“I co-wrote this song with Glen Ballard. It later became an integral part of a 1997 Emmy nominated USA Cable Network special on hatred and racism in America. The documentary featured my very recent encounter with a racist shop owner with a small business in my neighborhood.”
DOCTOR TOLD MY MOTHER, DAY THAT I WAS BORN
TOLD HER TO GET READY, TOLD HER TO BE WARNED
AND HE SAID YOU’VE GOT SOMETHIN’ SPECIAL
SPECIAL FOR THE WORLD
BUT, SOME FOLKS HAVE A CRUEL WAY OF TREATIN’
A NAPPY HEAD GIRL, YOU KNOW IT

NAPPY HEAD, NAPPY HEAD
ANOTHER VICTIM OF A NAPPY-HEAD
NAPPY HEAD, NAPPY HEAD
ANOTHER VICTIM OF A NAPPY HEAD

SOON AS I WAS SEVEN, I WAS OFF IN SCHOOL
TEACHER TOLD ME ONE DAY, NAPPY WASN’T COOL
BUT, I JUST KEPT ON STEPPIN’
PROUD OF MY KINK AND CURL
SHE WAS JUST TRYIN’ TO CHANGE WHAT REMAINS
A NAPPY HEAD GIRL, LOOK OUT NOW

NAPPY HEAD, NAPPY HEAD
ANOTHER VICTIM OF A NAPPY HEAD
NAPPY HEAD, NAPPY HEAD
ANOTHER VICTIM OF A NAPPY HEAD

SO BEGAN MY STRUGGLE, ‘TILL I TURNED SEVENTEEN
THAT’S WHEN I DECIDED, I WANTED TO BE ME
CAUSE I GOT SOMETHIN’ SPECIAL, SPECIAL AS A PEARL
BLACK AS THE DAY THE GOOD LORD MADE ME
A NAPPY HEAD GIRL – NAPPY HEAD
NAPPY HEAD, ANOTHER VICTIM…