"Message From A Black Man"

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  1. cherryblossom

    cherryblossom Banned MEMBER

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    MESSAGE FROM A BLACK MAN
    (Barrett Strong / Norman Whitfield)

    Recorded by : Charles Earland; Derrick Harriott; Don Julian;
    Byron Lee & The Dragonaires; Mickey & The Soul Generation;
    S.O.U.L.; The Spinners; The Tempations; The Whatnauts.


    Melvin: Yes, my skin is black,
    But that's no reason to hold me back
    Eddie: Why don't you think about it,
    Think about it, think about it, think about it,
    Think about it...
    I have wants and desires,
    Just like you
    So move on the side
    'Cause I'm comin' through, oh!

    Temptations: No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now
    Eddie and Temptations: No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now, oooh...

    Melvin: Yes, your skin is white...
    Does that make you right?
    Eddie: Why don't you think about it,
    Think about it, think about it, think about it,
    Think about it...
    This is a message
    A message to y'all,
    Together we stand,
    Divided we fall, oh!

    Dennis: Black is a color
    Just like white,
    Tell me how can a color determine whether
    You're wrong or right,
    We all have our faults...
    Yes we do

    Eddie: So look in your mirror
    Temptations: Look in the mirror
    Eddie: What do you see?
    Temptations: What do you see?
    Eddie: Two eyes,
    Temptations: Two eyes,
    Eddie: A nose, and a mouth just like me, oh!

    Eddie: Your eyes are open
    But you refuse to see,
    The laws of society
    Were made for both you and me,
    Because of my color,
    I struggle to be free
    Sticks and stones,
    May break my bones
    But in the end,
    You're gonna' see my friend, oh!

    Temptations: No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now

    Temptations: Say it loud!
    No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now

    Temptations: Say it loud!
    No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now

    Temptations: Say it!
    No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now

    Temptations: Say it loud!
    No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now

    Temptations: Say it loud!
    Dennis: I'm black and I'm proud!
    Temptations: No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now

    Temptations: Say it loud!
    Dennis: I'm black and I'm proud!
    Temptations: No matter how hard you try
    You can't stop me now


    Message From A Black Man: The Temptations
     
  2. lilpea

    lilpea Moderator STAFF

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    Thank you for posting this song Cherryblossom...
    It was all so true when it first came out...and today it is more so.
    Thanks again.

    Lilpea :1on1: "All Power To The People!!"
     
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    This ring deep in my mind and heart and the song spoke truth wit a deep message
     
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