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Riff: Brad Paisley – “Accidental Racist”

Apr 8, 2013

Our generation didn’t start this nation/We’re still picking up the pieces, walking on eggshells fighting over yesterday

from Accidental Racist lyrics by Brad Paisley

Accompanied by a hopelessly awkward LL Cool J rap, this simplistic history lesson on slavery may have honorable intentions. But for a track which appears to promote the idea of harmony, it’s ironic that by the end, you’re left thinking that country and hip-hop should never ever mix;[LISTEN].

Riff by Jon O'Brien

Jon O'Brien is a UK-based staff writer for SONGLYRICS. He holds a journalism degree from the University of Central Lancashire and has written thousands of biographies and reviews for Allmusic.com, among several other pieces for established music publications.

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