Black People : We People Who are Darker Than Blue (Lifting Spirit Song)

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  1. OldSoul

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    We people who are darker than blue
    Are we gonna stand around this town
    And let what others say come true?
    We're just good for nothing they all figure

    A boyish, grown up, shiftless jigger
    Now we can't hardly stand for that
    Or is that really where it's at?
    We people who are darker than blue

    This ain't no time for segregatin'
    I'm talking 'bout brown and yellow two
    High yellow girl, can't you tell
    You're just the surface of our dark deep well

    If your mind could really see
    You'd know your color the same as me
    Pardon me, brother, as you stand in your glory
    I know you won't mind if I tell the whole story

    Get yourself together, learn to know your side
    Shall we commit our own genocide
    Before you check out your mind?

    I know we've all got problems
    That's why I'm here to say
    Keep peace with me and I with you
    Let me love in my own way

    Now I know we have great respect
    For the sister, and mother it's even better yet
    But there's the joker in the street

    Loving one brother and killing the other
    When the time comes and we are really free
    There'll be no brothers left you see

    We people who are darker than blue
    Don't let us hang around this town
    And let what others say come true

    We're just good for nothing they all figure
    A boyish, grown up, shiftless jigger
    Now we can't hardly stand for that
    Or is that really where it's at?

    Pardon me, brother, while you stand in your glory
    I know you won't mind if I tell the whole story
    Pardon me, brother, I know we've come a long, long way
    But let us not be so satisfied for tomorrow can be an
    An even brighter day

    --Curtis Mayfield--​
     
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    Good one oldsoul, a real good one :toast:


    We people who are darker than blue
    Are we gonna stand around this town

    And let what others say come true?
    We're just good for nothing they all figure

     
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