They are White, We are Yellow

Originally this is a lyric for a song that I wrote about three years ago. At that time I worked in a big corporation in Australia, when I heard the “white” managers tease Chinese culture and the products made in China in front of me at the office, I was very disappointed and of course felt uncomfortable.

Then since Covid hit in 2020, racial discrimination towards Asian communities became more and more severe. I think it’s time to break the silence and write something to express my feelings. Hope you enjoy the read! Thanks!

They are white we are yellow

They are yelling we are quite

They are proud we are humble

They are tough we are kind

They are white we are yellow

They are laughing we are smiling

They are fake we are honest

They are talking we listen

Oh — we are not the same

Oh — It’s the other way

Oh- you should let them know

Oh you should say it aloud

The world is never fair

The people are never true

Your eyes are full of fear

Don’t cry Don’t go back

It’ been a long way

A journey by yourself

They wanna kill you

Be survive

Tomorrow gonna come

It may not be better

Go hard or go home

It’s all part of life

The fighting going on

The future no one knows

No matter how it comes

I will be there

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Tracy Wang

Tracy Wang

Chinese Australian. Interior Stylist, Marketer, Soccer Player and Writer