Xenophobic Reactions

by Anarchist Picnic

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Back in the early 1990s, they used to play this joint on WXRT


Xenophobic reactions / I know you got them / I know you got them
And you find yourself living somehow / Somehow on the margin / Living
And to-night / Beauty queens flying into Miami tonight

From every state in the union / From every state in the union
Beefed up security / Working the runway tonight
Fifty silver bird / Roaring down to deliver

Promise promise / High-heeled and virginal
Touch-down coverage tonight / Cut to live action / Broadcast to every
home in the nation
Stretch Limousines / Pander the dark highways at night

Interiors / Plush with collusion
Born to the banquet / Of liquor, cold meat and fruit
Providing each / Exclusive hotel room / Xenophobic reactions

And you find yourself / On the margin / Living, living somehow
We're talking Miami by night / Neon and tropical
We're talking Miami delightfully white / Breeze stirred and tropical

We're talking / We're talking / We are talking

Xeno-phobic Re-actions / You know I / I know you / You know I
I know you got them!


released January 1, 1993
Lyrics by John Gray, music by Lloyd Brodnax King, arrangement by Anarchist Picnic (David King, Lloyd King, Ray Ramirez, Ty von Jenef) recorded by Johnse Holt and Supersound Studio, Chicago, 1993.


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Lloyd Brodnax King Chicago, Illinois

Composer & performer. Studied w/ Marcel Moyse & James Moody. Recorded with Poi Dog Pondering. NEA fellowship. Jeff award. Content Director for Chicago Public Radio. Professor at Austin Peay, Colorado College, DePaul, & Lake Forest College. Co-founder ACM's Chicago Arts Program & University of Chicago’s Careers in Arts. Performs w/ Funkadesi, the Sun Ensemble, Michael J. Miles, The Other Brothers. ... more

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