(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People

Album: (For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People (1971)
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  • (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People

    For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
    There's some people up there hoggin' everything
    Tellin' lies, givin' alibis about the people's money and things
    And if they gonna throw it away, might as well give some to me
    Yeah they seen and heard it, but never had misery
    There are some people who are starvin' to death
    Never knew but only hate us [?], and they never had happiness
    Oh, oh, oh, if you don't have enough to eat, how can you think of love
    You don't have the time to care so it's crime you're guilty of, oh yeah
    For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
    For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people
    Cut this jive and see who's got the power to kill the most
    When they run out of power, the world's gonna be a ghost
    They know we're not satisfied, so we begin to holler
    Makin' us a promise and throwin' a few more dollars
    There's no price for happiness, there's no price for love
    Up goes the price of livin', and you're right back where you was
    So whatever you got, just be glad you got it
    Now we're gonna get on up and get some more of it Writer/s: EUGENE RECORD
    Publisher: Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
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  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn April 4th 1971, "(For God's Sake) Give More Power to the People"" by the Chi-Lites entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 at position #76; seven weeks later on May 23rd, 1971 it peaked at #26 {for 2 weeks} and spent 11 weeks on the Top 100...
    It reached #4 on the Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1969 and 1998 the Chi-Town quartet had forty-one hits on the R&B Singles chart; twelve made the Top 10 with two reaching #1, "Have You Seen Her" for 2 weeks in 1971 and "Oh Girl" for 2 weeks in 1972...
    They just missed have a third #1 record when "Stoned Out of Mind" peaked at #2* in 1973...
    R.I.P. lead singer Eugene Record {1940 - 2005}...
    * The week "Stoned Out of Mind" was at #2 on the R&B Singles chart, the #1 record for that week was "Let's Get It On" by Marvin Gaye.
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