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31 minutes ago, Gunboat1 said:

I don't see why it's okay for them to use it (shout it!) in their "music", but it's an outrage if anyone else says it.

 

BS.  No double standards.  Forbidden, or not forbidden.  Choose one.

do as I say not as I do

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There is a song by a group called MACHINE....listen to those lyrics  ******** (below)

Machine (band)

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This article is about the American funk group. For the Japanese band, see Penicillin (band). For other uses, see Machine (disambiguation).
Machine
Origin New York City, New York, United States
Genres Disco, pop, funk, rock
Years active 1977–1981, 2009–present
Labels RCA Victor, RCA
 
Past members August Darnell
Clare Bathé
Jay Stovall
Kevin Nance
Lonnie Ferguson
Melvin Lee

Machine was an American funk, disco and rock group, formed in New York City and originally active from 1977 to 1981. The band reached its biggest success with the single "There but for the Grace of God Go I", which became a disco hit in 1979.

Career[edit]

The band was originally formed by singer/guitarist Jay Stovall in 1973 with the release of the single "One Guy Too Late," written and produced by Van "Do the Hustle" McCoy on the United Artist records/Abbot label. The band was later reformed in 1977 New York City with the intent to create a funk rock group. [1]

*********The band released its self-titled debut album in 1979, which produced its most famous single "There But For The Grace Of God Go I". The song describes two Latino parents named Carlos and Carmen Vidal who move out of the Bronx to protect their baby daughter.[2] In their new surroundings, their daughter is cut off from her own heritage and becomes self-destructive from the Vidals' cosseting. When the daughter grows up, her parents find she is the type of person from whom all their peers are trying to protect their own children.[3] It ends with the mother's conclusion that "Too much love is worse than none at all."[4] The song ended up being censored twice: the original lyrics[5] in the 3rd verse "popping pills and smoking weed" were changed to "gaining weight and losing sleep"[6]           *******and later the first verse lyrics "let's find a place they say, somewhere far away, with no blacks, no jews and no gays" was changed to "let's find a place they say, somewhere far away, where only upper class people stay".[7]

 

"There But For The Grace Of God Go I" was a hit for the band, reaching number 77 on the Billboard Hot 100 and spending ten weeks on the chart.[8] In Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies (1981), Robert Christgau said the song was "irresistible musically—still the disco disc of [1979]", although he found the rest of Machine's first album either "mildly arresting musically" or "ordinary Isleys-influenced black pop/funk/rock".[9] Slant Magazine later named it the sixth greatest dance song,[2] and Pitchfork Media included it in its collection of The Pitchfork 500.[4]

Machine released its second and final album Moving On in 1980 with two accompanying singles, but the album suffered from poor sales. The group disbanded the following year, and August Darnell, the group's most successful producer, went on to form Kid Creole and the Coconuts, who released a cover of "There but for the Grace of God Go I" in 1980.[1] In 2009, three of the band's original members, Jay Stovall, Kevin Nance, and Clare Bathé, reformed the act for a tour.

   *******and later the first verse lyrics "let's find a place they say, somewhere far away, with no blacks, no jews and no gays" was changed to "let's find a place they say, somewhere far away, where only upper class people stay".[7]

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