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    Grandmaster Melle Mel / Lyrics

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    "Jesse" Lyrics

    Grandmaster Melle Mel feat. Grandmaster Flash

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    * organized by Rhino comp. for convenience regardless of original

    He's comin
    He's comin
    He's comin (3x)

    He's here

    [*talkbox*]
    (His name is Jesse)

    (His name is Jesse)

    [Melle Mel]
    Hypocrites and Uncle Toms are talkin trash
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Liberty and justice are a thing of the past
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    They want a stronger nation at any cost
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Even if it means that everything will soon be lost
    (Let's talk about Jesse)

    [Sylvia Robinson, Ronald Isley, et al]
    He started on the bottom
    Now he's on the top
    He proved that he can make it
    So don't never stop
    Brothers stand together and let the whole world see
    Our brother Jesse Jackson go down in history

    So vote

    Vote
    Vote
    Everybody get up and vote (4x)

    [Melle Mel]
    See Ronald Reagan speakin on TV
    Smilin like everything's fine and dandy
    Sounded real good when he tried to give a pep talk
    To over 30 million poor people like me
    How can he say that we gotta stick it out
    When his belly is full and his future is sunny
    I don't need his jive advice
    But I sure do need his jive time money

    [Melle Mel]
    The dream is a nightmare in disguise
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Red tape and lies fill your for spacious skies
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    But don't think that D.C. just did it first
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    There's a lotta D.C.'s all over this universe
    (His name is Jesse)

    [Sylvia Robinson, Ronald Isley, et al]
    He started on the bottom
    Now he's on the top
    He proved that he can make it
    So don't ever stop
    Brothers stand together and let the whole world see
    Our brother Jesse Jackson go down in history

    So vote

    Vote
    Vote
    Everybody get up and vote (4x)

    [Melle Mel]
    Land of the free and the home of the brave
    But it might as well be the home of the slaves
    They got me walkin around singin 'freedom's come'
    But my body is free and my mind is dumb
    The people ain't black but the house is white
    And just because I'm different they don't treat me right
    They done cast me aside, held me down
    Dragged my name down to the ground
    Oh beautiful for spacious skies
    And your amber ways of untold lies
    Look at all the politicians tryin to do a job
    But they can't help but look like the mob
    Get up and get back, put it away
    Watch the F.B.I. watch the C.I.A.
    They want a bigger missile and a faster jet
    But yet they forget to ?hidin? the vet

    [Melle Mel]
    Hypocrites just talkin trash
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Liberty and justice are a thing of the past
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    They want a stronger nation at any cost
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Even if it means that everything will soon be lost
    (His name is Jesse)

    Now break down

    Vote
    Vote
    Everybody get out and vote (4x)

    [Melle Mel]
    The 30th day, that's in December
    Is a day that everybody's gonna remember
    Cause on that day a righteous man
    Thought about takin a brand-new stand
    The name of the man is Jesse Jackson
    And his call for peace was loud as action
    Cause now's the time to change the nation
    But not with just another negotiation
    He went to the East for human's rights
    To free the lieutenant shot down in flight
    Just another statistic, and the government knew it
    They didn't even want the man to go do it
    Before he left, he called the President's home
    And Reagan didn't even answer the phone
    But I tell you one thing that's a natural fact
    You can bet he called Jesse when Jesse got back

    [Sylvia Robinson, Ronald Isley, et al]
    He started on the bottom
    Now he's on the top
    He proved that he can make it
    So don't ever stop
    Brothers stand together and let the whole world see
    Our brother Jesse Jackson go down in history

    So vote

    [Melle Mel]
    Hypocrites just talkin trash
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Liberty and justice are a thing of the past
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    They want a stronger nation at any cost
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    Even if it means that everything will soon be lost
    (His name is Jesse)

    [Melle Mel]
    So for fast and friendly service - hey
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    And there's no need to be nervous - hey
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    He's changin our conditions - hey
    (Let's talk about Jesse)
    So join the Rainbow Coalition - hey
    Come on
    (His name is Jesse)
    This song was submitted on July 29th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by MICHEL JEAN PIERRE COLOMBIER.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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