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    "Fight the Power [Live Winterthur, Switzerland]" Lyrics

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    1989 the number another summer (get down)
    Sound of the funky drummer
    Music hittin' your heart cause I know you got sould
    Brothers and sisters, hey)

    Listen if you're missin' why'all
    Swingin' while I'm singin'
    Givin' whatcha gettin'
    Knowin' what I know

    While the Black bands sweatin'
    And the rhythm rhymes rollin'
    Got to give us what we want
    Gotta give us what we need

    Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
    We got to fight the powers that be
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power

    [Chorus]

    As the rhythm designed to bounce
    What counts is that the rhymes
    Designed to fill your mind
    Now that you've realized the prides arrived

    We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
    from the heart
    It's a start, a work of art
    To revolutionize make a change nothin's strange

    People, people we are the same
    No we're not the same
    'Cause we don't know the game
    What we need is awareness, we can't get careless

    You say what is this?
    My beloved lets get down to business
    Mental self defensive fitness
    (Yo) bum rush the show

    You gotta go for what you know
    Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be
    Lemme hear you say...
    Fight the Power

    [Chorus]

    Elvis was a hero to most
    But he never meant ---- to me you see
    Straight up racist that sucker was
    Simple and plain

    Mother---- him and John Wayne
    'Cause I'm Black and I'm proud
    I'm ready and hyped plus I'm amped
    Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps

    Sample a look back you look and find
    Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check
    Don't worry be happy
    Was a number one jam

    Damn if I say it you can slap me right here
    (Get it) lets get this party started right
    Right on, see'mon
    What we got to say

    Power to the people no delay
    To make everybody see
    In order to fight the powers that be

    (Fight the Power)
    This song was submitted on November 23rd, 2016.
    Copyright with Lyrics © REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING, Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Carlton Ridenhour, Eric Sadler, Hank Shocklee, Keith Shocklee.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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