Fight The Power

Album: Fear of a Black Planet (1989)
Charted: 29
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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 soul
    (Brothers and sisters, hey)
    Listen if you're missin' y'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
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power

    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power

    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    We've got to fight the powers that be

    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

    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power

    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power

    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    Lemme hear you say
    Fight the power
    We've got to fight the powers that be

    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 four hundred 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, c'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)Writer/s: CARLTON RIDENHOUR, ERIC T. SADLER, JAMES HENRY BOXLEY III, KEITH M. BOXLEY
    Publisher: Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group, MISSING LINK MUSIC
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Comments: 1

  • Angus from Ottawa, OnI think that the part about Elvis (I'm guessing they aren't talking about Costello) being racist is based on urban legends that are *completely* false.
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