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

OldSoul

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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​
 

HODEE

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OldSoul

Permanent Black Man
PREMIUM MEMBER
May 16, 2002
2,096
1,035
Bronzeville USA
www.BLACKLAND.ORG
Occupation
Staying Alive
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
 

HODEE

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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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