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Chocolate City

Parliament
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[1975]
Scritta da George Clinton, Bootsy Collins e Bernie Worrell
Title track dell'album del 1975
La voce nella parti recitate è quella di George Clinton
Testo ripreso da Genius

Chocolate City

Le “Chocolate Cities” sono le città statunitensi a maggioranza nera. Quelle che George Clinton citava a metà degli anni 70 erano Washington, D.C., Newark, New Jersey, Gary, Indiana, Los Angeles, California, Atlanta, Georgia e New York City, New York.
I Parliament, alfieri del funk e del black pride, immaginavano il potere in mano agli afroamericani ed un governo con Muhammad Ali presidente, Aretha Franklin first lady e Stevie Wonder ministro della cultura..
Uh, what's happening CC?
They still call it the White House
But that's a temporary condition, too
Can you dig it, CC?

To each his reach
And if I don't cop, it ain't mine to have
But I'll be reachin' for ya
Cause I love ya, CC
Right on

There's a lot of chocolate cities, around
We've got Newark, we've got Gary
Somebody told me we got L.A
And we're working on Atlanta
But you're the capital, CC

Gainin' on ya
Get down
Gainin' on ya
Movin' in and on ya
Gainin' on ya
Can't you feel my breath, heh
Gainin' on ya
All up around your neck, heh heh

Hey, CC
They say you're jivin' game, it can't be changed
But on the positive side
You're my piece of the rock
And I love you, CC
Can you dig it?

Hey, uh, we didn't get our forty acres and a mule
But we did get you, CC, heh, yeah
Gainin' on ya
Movin' in and around ya
God bless CC and it's vanilla suburbs

Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya
What's happening, blood?
Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya

Yeah
What's happening, black?
Brother black, blood even
Yeah-ahh, just funnin'
Gettin' down

Ah, blood to blood
Ah, players to ladies
The last percentage count was eighty
You don't need the bullet when you got the ballot
Are you up for the downstroke, CC?
Chocolate City
Are you with me out there?

And when they come to march on ya
Tell 'em to make sure they got their James Brown pass
And don't be surprised if Ali is in the White House
Reverend Ike, Secretary of the Treasure
Richard Pryor, Minister of Education
Stevie Wonder, Secretary of fine arts
And Miss Aretha Franklin, the First Lady
Are you out there, CC?
A chocolate city is no dream
It's my piece of the rock and I dig you, CC
God bless Chocolate City and it's (gainin' on ya!) vanilla suburbs
Can y'all get to that?

Gainin' on ya
Easin' in
Gainin' on ya!
In yo' stuff
Gainin' on ya
Huh, can't get enough
Gainin' on ya
Gainin' on ya
Be mo' funk, be mo' funk
Gainin' on ya
Can we funk you too?
Gainin' on ya
Right on, Chocolate City

Yeah, get deep
Real deep
Heh
Be mo' funk
Mmmph, heh
Get deep
Bad
Unh, heh
Just got New York, I'm told

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2017/2/19 - 18:22



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