Black And Disabled

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This song is about people getting upset over the small things in life. For years I had the line "I am black, I am disabled and I'm nearly six years old", after seeing a disabled child playing in a park, laughing and loving life. When you step back and look, there are others who may be in a far worse position than us and they are getting on with life and taking a positive approach to their circumstances. Some people get stressed and depressed over their "first world" problems, it's good to get over it, get on with it and think about how lucky most of us are. Some people feel inadequate after seeing images of what the media and advertisers want us to look like and be like - thus the line: "The life shown in magazines, it ain't nothin like what it seems, so I'm happy with who I am right now".

I really wanted this song to have a sixties "jangle" to it, so it features a home made 12 string cigar box guitar. All of the instruments on this track (besides the drums) are cigar box guitars, hand made by my brother under the name Hell Belly Lo Fi, using top components like P90 Gibson pickups and quality Commancho cigar boxes from Cuba. The guitar collection on this track includes a 12 String cigar box, a 6 string, a 4 string and a cigar box bass guitar. You can see a picture of these magnificent guitars below.

lyrics

1. Black and Disabled - (Words and Music Ben Wintle)

I am black, I am disabled and I’m nearly six years old
Just a girl in a sandpit on my own
And when the sun comes out, you know if makes me feel so warm
And I know, that I can make it on my own

(Chorus) Well I’m thankful, for all the joy life’s given me
And I do not want, the things that I have not
The life shown in magazines, it ain’t nothin’ like what it seems
So I’m happy, with who I am right now

I have no legs, I’m in a wheelchair, so I roll on down the road
I have my sight, my sound and the hair upon my head
I love my music, I play it loud and I like to sing along
We don’t need “it all”, to sing a happy song!

So when the stock market crashes, or you lose your job
It doesn’t really matter.
If your car breaks down on the wrong side of town
It doesn’t really matter, doesn’t really matter. No!

credits

from "Home Time​!​", released January 25, 2017
All vocals and instruments played by OMAZONE (B Wintle). Hand claps in the bridge by B Wintle and S Loddo.

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OMAZONE Melbourne, Australia

OMAZONE (B Wintle) from Melbourne Australia releases his debut album "Home Time!" in 2017, covering a wide range of styles from rock, pop, folk and funk to orchestrated pop and blues. After years of playing live, OMAZONE has written, recorded, produced and performed all of the songs on this melodic and diverse new album. It is available as a digital download or on limited edition CD. Play it loud! ... more

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