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Artist: Public Enemy
Album:  Fear Of A Black Planet
Song:   Fight The Power
        - Shocklee - Sadler - Ridenhour -

        1989 the number another summer (get down)
        Sound of the funky drummer
        Music hittin' your heart cause I know you got sould
        (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


        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


        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 400 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)