“Fight the Power” by Public Enemy

“Our freedom of speech is freedom or death. We got to fight the powers that be.”

“Yet our best trained, best educated, best equipped, best prepared troops refuse to fight. As a matter of fact, it’s safe to say that they would rather switch than fight….

1989 the number another summer (get down)
Sound of the funky drummer
Music hittin’ your cause I know you got soul
(Brothers and sisters, hey)

Listen if you’re missin’ y’all
Swingin’ while I’m singin’
Givin’ whatcha gettin’
Knowin’ what I know
While the Black bands sweatin’
And the rhythm rhymes rollin’
Got to give what we want
Gotta give what we need

Fight the power. We’ve got to fight the powers that be.

As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes
Designed to fill your mind
Now that you’ve realized the pride’s arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make tough
from the
It’s a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a nothin’s strange

People, people we are the same
No, we’re not the same
Cause we don’t know the game
What we need is awareness, we can’t get careless
You say what is this?
My beloved
let’s get down to business
self-defensive fitness

(Yo) bum rush the show
You gotta go for what you know
Make everybody see, in order to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say…
Fight the Power

Fight the power. We’ve got to fight the powers that be.

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother fuck him and John Wayne
Cause I’m Black and I’m proud

Was a number one jam
Damn if I say it you can slap me right here
(Get it) lets get this party started right
Right on, c’mon
What we got to say
Power to the people no delay
To make everybody see
In order to fight the powers that be

(Fight the Power)

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