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Message From a Black Man

The Temptations
Language: English


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[1969]
Album “Puzzle People”
Scritta dai soliti Norman Whitfield e Barrett Strong, i geniacci della Motown.

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Canzone che si chiude con un omaggio a James Brown con la citazione della sua Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud che tuttavia era ben più forte e assai meno conciliante di questa dei Temptations…
No matter how hard you try
You can't stop me now
No matter how hard you try
You can't stop me now
Yes, my skin is black
But that's no reason to hold me back
Oh think about it, think about it,
Think about it, think about it
Think about it, think about it, think about it.

I have wants and desires just like you
So move on aside cause i'm a-comin' through
Oh no matter how hard you try you can't
Stop me now
No matter how hard you try you can't stop me now.

Yes, your skin is white
Does that make you right
Walk on and think about it, think about it
Think about it, think about it
Think about it, think about it, think about it.

This is a message, a message to y'all
Together we stand divided we fall
Black is a color just like white
Tell me how can a color determine whether
You're wrong or right
We all have our faults yes we do
So look in your mirror (Look in the mirror)
What do you see? (What do you see?)
Two eyes, a nose and a mouth just like me.

Oh your eyes are open but you refuse to see
The laws of society were made for both
You and me
Because of my color I struggle to be free
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But in the end you're gonna see my friend

Say it … (No matter how hard you try you can't stop me now)
Say it … (No matter how hard you try you can't stop me now)a
Say it loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud!
(No matter how you can’t stop me now.)
Say it loud! I’m Black and I’m Proud!
(No matter how you can’t stop me now.)

Contributed by Bartleby - 2010/11/4 - 12:26



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