20th Birthday : Celebrating Our 20th Anniversary - A Song For Us

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To be young, gifted and black
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black
Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know
There's a billion boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black
And that's a fact!

Young, gifted and black
We must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you
Yours is a quest that's just begun

When you feel really low
Yeah, there's a great truth you should know
When you're young, gifted and black
Your soul's intact

Young, gifted and black
How I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth

Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at

Songwriter: NINA SIMONE​
 

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Optimistic
Sounds of Blackness
Keep, keep on
Never say die

When in the midst of sorrow
You can' t see up when looking down
A brighter day tomorrow will bring

You hear the voice of reason
Telling you this can't ever be done
No matter how hard reality seems
Just hold on to your dreams

Don't give up and don't give in
Although it seems you never win
You will always pass the test
As long as you keep your head to the sky
You can win as long as you keep your head to the sky
You can win as long as you keep your head to the sky
Be optimistic

If things around you crumble
No, you don't have to stumble and fall
Keep pushing on and don't you look back

I know of storms and strive
I've been around them all of life
Just think ahead and you'll be inspired
To reach higher and higher.

You'll always do your best
If you learn to never say never
You may be down, but you're not out.

Don't give up and don't give in
Although it seems you never win
You will always pass the test
As long as you keep your head to the sky
You can win as long as you keep your head to the sky (you can win child!)
You can win as long as you keep your head to the sky
Be optimistic

Don't you let nobody stop you
Be optimistic

You can win, yes
Never say die.

Songwriters: GARY DENNIS HINES, JAMES HARRIS III, TERRY LEWIS
 

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Thank you again Brother OldSoul.
I would like to add a song for our Twentieth Celebration.
To Destee, and all of the
:birthday:Guest, All Members,Ladies and Gentleman:birthday:
This has always... been us. Because WE KEEP ON PUSHING!
Lyrics
We're a winner
And never let anybody say
Boy you can't make it cause
A feeble mind is in your way

No more tears do we cry
And we have finally
Dried our eyes
And we're movin on up

Lawd have mercy
We're movin' on up

We're living proof
In alls alert
That we're true
From the good black dirt
And we're a winner
And everybody knows it too

We'll just keep on pushin
Like your leader tell you to

At last that blessed day
Has come
And I don't care
Where you come from

We're all movin' on up
I don't mind leavin' here

To show the world
We have no fear
‘cause we're a winner
we're a winner
and never let anybody say,
boy you can't make it, ‘cause
a feeble mind is in your way.

No more tears do we cry
The black boy done dried his eyes.
We're movin' on up,

Lawd have mercy, we're movin' on up
There'll be no more Uncle Tom
At last that blessed day has come
And we're a winner
And everybody knows it too.
We'll just keep on pushin'

Like Martin Luther King told us to.

And I don't mind leavin' here
To show the world we have no fear
‘cause we're movin on up.

Lawd have mercy,
We're movin on up

So people get ready,
I've got good news for you

How we got over
Like we're all supposed to do.

Let us all say amen
And together we'll clap our hands
‘cause we're movin' on up,

Lawd have mercy,
We're movin' on up.

Songwriters: Curtis L Mayfield
We're a Winner lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Artist: Curtis Mayfield
Album: Curtis/Live!
Released: 1971
Genre: Classic soul
 

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OMG .... :dance4: ... :bellydance: ... :dance4: ... :birthday1:

It's a party up in here!

OMG!!!

You all are the BESSSSSSSSSSSST!!!! ... :D

YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY USSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!

Thank You Thank You Thank You!

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I Need You To Survive




"I Need You To Survive"

I need you
You need me
We're all a part of God's body
Stand with me
Agree with me
We're all a part of God's body
It is his will that every need be supplied
You are important to me
I need you to survive [x2]

I pray for you
You pray for me
I love you
I need you to survive
I won't harm you
With words from my mouth
I love you
I need you to survive

It is his will that every need be supplied
You are important to me

I need you to survive


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People of the world wherever you be
Welcome to Cosmic YOUniversity
Where life is the journey and love is the trip
And the study of them will make you hip


I'm professor of the rap and when I speak
I guarantee that my lines will not be weak
They say a mind is a terrible thing to waste
That's why I'm here and on the case


Rapping up every mind with a special degree
In socio-psycholo G.B.E.
The Gary Byrd Experience is my course
When you take my class you will feel the force
'Cause I know the roots that the rap is from
When I speak to you I am not dumb
Hear my rap and begin to dance
And I promise you this you will advance


You may have seen the Raiders of the Lost Ark
But you still left the theatre in the dark
So clap your hands to the beat as the Wonder sound
And the G.B.E. shine on the Crown


You wear the Crown
I wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown


I said a once upon a time in Alkebu
Lived the kings and queens who looked like you
It was a land of sun with a golden shine
A place that once was yours and mine


Home of many great dynasties
Who created science and astronomy
Where the Romans came to study math
And the Greeks found out about the path


In case you wonder what else they did
The Alkebu-lans created the pyramids
And before Napoleon could even blink
In Alkebu there stood a giant Sphinx


Some say they came from outer space
But they are a part of the human race
If you know the place where they can be found
You may be the one who can wear the Crown


You wear the Crown
I wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown


I wear the Crown
You wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down


We wear the Crown (Crystal Blake)
We wear the Crown (Stevie Wonder)


Not the greatest dancer with the baddest shoe
Not the slickest rapper that you ever knew
Have worn the Crown though they wanted to
But they'll want to until they die
Not a man of science with a Ph.D.
Not a lady of law Masters' Degree
Will wear the Crown unless they can see
A unique reality


You see when you say you wear the Crown
Make sure you know it is profound
In case it sounds like a mystery
I'm talking about our story


It can make Akhnaton nod to you
It can make Nefertiti beckon you
With the Crown you will begin to glow
When its secret you begin to know


Next time you feel like you're in a rut
Go see the mighty kingdom of King Tut
It will blow your mind no doubt it's true
'Cause guess what King Tut looks just like you


You were Cleopatra Queen of the Nile
The sun would wink when it saw you smile
You were the Hannibal of the history book
And the earth would tremble at your very look


You were the builders of the pyramids
You were the face upon the Sphynx
You rode on the Nile in grace and style
Look at yourself today and think


See the hieroglyphics upon the wall
Like the dancers on the floor they will not fall
If you take one look it will astound
And then you will see who wears the Crown


You wear the Crown
I wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown


I wear the Crown
You wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down


I wear the Crown
You wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down


Stevie Wonder-
I do recall so very well
When I was just a little boy
I used to hurry home from school
I used to always feel so blue
Because there was no mention in the books we read about my heritage
So therefore any information that I got was education
Bums, hobos at depot stations
I would listen with much patience
Or to relatives who told the tales that they were told to pass ahead
And then one day from someone old
I heard a story never told
Of all the kingdoms of my people
And then how we fought for our freedom
All about the many things we have unto the world contributed
You wear the Crown


We wear the Crown (Crystal Blake)
We wear the Crown (Stevie Wonder)


It's not Star Wars, it's not Superman
It's not the story of the Ku Klux Klan
The Crown will appear in the G.B.E.
But it's never seen on your T.V.


It's in black and white in your gold mine
A picture so old it defies time
Alex Haley drew it in his book
It's what Kunta kept in his other foot


Ghana Songhay and old Mali
They are the roots of your own family tree
Kingdoms so vast and knowledge wise
They removed cataracts from human eyes
And yet today some refuse to see
And live in fear of their discovery
Now in fourteen hundred and ninety-two
Columbus sailed the ocean...true
But years before in Alkebu
A ship set sail with a chocolate crew
2,000 years before Columbo came
The Olmecs paid tribute to their fame


Stone heads with faces eight feet high
That the Hulk could not lift to his thigh
Though the facts historians avoid
First to arrive was the Africoid


It may shock the House and Shockley, too
And if you're not prepared it may shock you
While some had doubts that the world was round
In America guess who wore the Crown


You wear the Crown
I wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown


I wear the Crown
You wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down


When you wear the Crown you will not need
To smoke, to coke, to dust or speed
With the Crown you can become the high
And you will make it if you try


But don't you ever forget what it will take
To wear the Crown you cannot fake
If you gonna lead you got to be a king
And give the world your everything


Or be a man like Malcolm X
And demand for all the very best
Or conduct a railroad like Harriet
We all owe her a lifetime debt


If you gonna fight don't do it free
Make 'em pay to see just like Ali
Or sing like Ella and make them guess
Is it you or is it Memorex


If you play a sport become number one
Like Joe Louis and Jackie Robinson
Make Doctor "J" your shining star
Shoot like Magic, dunk with Jabbar


Or if you can write then write some books
Like Langston Hughes or Our Miss Brooks
And if you think you're smart
Don't deceive us be an Imhotep, be a genius


And don't let anybody confuse the fact
You don't wear the crown just because you're black
Everybody in the world has a Crown and place
That becomes their culture and their face


And so it is, we will not deny
Our history or buy the lie
We have no claim to be renowned
When we were first to wear the Crown


You wear the Crown
I wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, the Crown
I wear the Crown
You wear the Crown
So proud to say that we all wear the Crown, get down
 

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Only The Strong Survive


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WE GO A LONG WAY BACK




You and me, girl (uh huh)
Go a long way back
And I'm so proud
I'm so proud

You and me, girl
Go a long way back
Yeah, we go a long way back

I remember when
Loving you wasn't easy
It wasn't easy, baby

But I stuck on in there with you
And we made it
Sugar, we made it
Through it all

Now let's keep it up
'Cause I ain't had enough
No, no

You and me, girl
Go a long way back
Such a long, long, long, long way

You and me, girl (yeah, girl)
Go a long way back
Yeah, yeah
We go a long way back

And I know you remember
When trying to love me wasn't easy
It wasn't easy, baby

But you stuck on in there with me
And you see what, huh, we made it
Just you and me and we love each other so
Girl, we can't let each other go, no, girl

You and me, girl
Go a long way back
Such a long, long, long, long way
Yeah, girl

You and me, girl
Go a long way back
Yeah, we go a long way back

Ah, ah, ah
You and me, baby
Ooh, ooh, ooh...

Oh, just you and me
And we love each other so
Girl, we can't let each other go

You and me, girl
Go a long way back
I wanna thank you, girl
A long way back

We go a long, long, long
Long, long, long, long
Long way

We go a long, long
Long, long, long way
A long way back

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