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We're Gonna Make It

Little Milton
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[1965]
Il primo grande successo di James Milton Campbell Jr., in arte Little Milton (1934-2005), cantante e chitarrista blues, un singolo che poi diede il titolo al suo album del 1965.

We're Gonna Make It

Niente di più di una canzone sull’amore che sovrasta il dolore e le difficoltà delle vita, ma proprio per questo fu molto cara al movimento per i diritti civili, che proprio nel 1964-65 intensificava la sua lotta, organizzava le marce da Selma a Montgomery, applaudiva l’approvazione del Voting Rights Act da parte del presidente Johnson e vedeva cadere altri martiri, come il reverendo James Reeb e la giovane Viola Liuzzo, entrambi militanti bianchi del movimento, assassinati da altri bianchi suprematisti...
We may not have a cent, to pay the rent
But we’re gonna make it, I know we will
We may have to eat beans every day
But we’re gonna make it, I know we will

And if a job is hard to find
And we have to stand in the welfare line
I’ve got your love and you know you got mine
So we’re gonna make it, I know we will

We may not have a home, to call our own
But we’re gonna make it, I know we will
We may have to fight hardships alone
But we’re gonna make it, I know we will

‘Cause togetherness brings peace of mind
We can’t stay down all the time
I’ve got your love and you know you got mine
So we’re gonna make it, I know we will

Our car may be old, our two rooms cold
But we’re gonna make it, I know we will
We may not can spare a roach a crumb
But we’re gonna make it, I know we will

And if I have to carry ‘round a sign
Sayin’ “Help the deaf, the dumb, and the blind”
I got your love and you know you got mine
So we’re gonna make it, I know we will

We’re gonna make it
We’re gonna make it, baby
It might seem hard sometime
But don’t worry, darlin’ baby
We’re gonna keep on tryin’

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2016/1/14 - 21:45



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