Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud

Album: Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud (1968)
Charted: 10
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  • Uh, with your bad self
    Say it louder (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it louder (I'm Black and I'm proud)

    Looky here
    Some people say we got a lot of malice
    Some say it's a lotta nerve
    But I say we won't quit moving
    Until we get what we deserve
    We've been 'buked and we've been scorned
    We've been treated bad, talked about
    As sure as you're born
    But just as sure as it take two eyes to make a pair, huh
    Brother, we can't quit until we get our share

    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    One more time, say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)

    I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands
    But all the work I did was for the other man
    And now we demands a chance
    To do things for ourselves
    We're tired of beating our heads against the wall
    And working for someone else

    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)

    Ow!
    Ooh-wee, you're killing me
    Alright, uh, you're out of sight
    Alright, so tough, you're tough enough
    Ooh-wee, uh, you're killing me, ow

    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it louder (I'm Black and I'm proud)

    Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
    We're tired of beating our heads against the wall
    And working for someone else
    Look here, there's one thing more I got to say right here
    Now, we're people, we're like the birds and the bees
    And we'd rather die on our feet than keep living on our knees

    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Lordy, Lordy, Lordy, say it loud (I'm Black and I'm proud)
    Ow!

    Uh, alright now
    Lordy
    You know we can do the boogaloo
    Now we can say we do the Funky Broadway
    Now we do Writer/s: Alfred James Ellis, James Brown
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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Comments: 2

  • Arnschats from Byblos, Vatican CityHe was the greatest showman ever.
  • John from Nashville, TnMost of the children used on this recording were either caucasian or oriential.
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