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

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  1. 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​
     
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    Thank You Brother OldSoul! ... :love:

    :birthday1:

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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
     
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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!

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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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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    Destee​
     
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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

    :heart:

    Destee
     
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