Who Sang Don’t Call Me White? Rancid

Rancid BYO Split Series, Volume III cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2002-3-5
Genre: Rock
Style: Punk
length: 2:46
vocal: Matt Freeman
composer: Fat Mike
lyricist: Fat Mike
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Don't call me white, don't call me white
The connotations wearing my nerves thin
Could it be semantics generating the mess we're in?

I understand that language breeds stereotype
But what's the explanation for the malice, for the spite?
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Don't call me white, don't call me white
I wasn't brought here, I was born
Circumcised, categorized, allegiance sworn
Does this mean I have to take such ****
For being fair skinned? No!

I ain't a part of no conspiracy, I'm just you're average joe
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Represents everything I hate
The soap shoved in the mouth to cleanse the mind
The vast majority of sheep

A buttoned collar, starched and bleached
Constricting veins, the blood flow to the brain slows
They're so ****in ordinary white
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Oh, we're better off this way?
Oh, say what you're gonna say

So go ahead and label me an *******
'cause I can
Accept responsibility for what I've done
But not for who I am
Don't call me white, don't call me white
Don't call me white, don't call me white

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 I’m the One
  • 2 Olympia WA
  • 3 Tenderloin
  • 4 Antennaes
  • 5 Corazon de Oro
  • 6 Radio
  • 7 Moron Bros
  • 8 Stickin’ in My Eye
  • 9 Bob
  • 10 Don’t Call Me White
  • 11 Brews
  • 12 Vanilla Sex