James Brown: "Im Black And Im Proud"

James Brown - Say It Loud ( I'm Black and I'm Proud )

 

Uh, with your bad self

Say it louder (I got a mouth)

Say it louder (I got a mouth)

 

Look a'here, some people say we got a lot of malice

Some say it's a lotta nerve

I say we won't quit moving

Til we get what we deserve

We've been buked and we've been scourned

We've been treated bad, talked about

As just as sure as you're born

But just as sure as it take

Two eyes to make a pair, huh

Brother, we can't quit until we get our share

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, one more time

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, huh

 

I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands

But all the work I did was for the other man

And now we demands a chance

To do things for ourselves

we tired of beating our heads against the wall

And working for someone else

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, oowee

 

Ooowee, ou're killing me

Alright uh, you're out of sight

Alright, so tough, you're tough enough

Ooowee uh, you're killing me, oow

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud

 

Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves

We tired of beating our heads against the wall

And working for someone else

A look a'here,

One thing more I got to say right here

Now, we're people like the birds and the bees

We rather die on our feet,

Than keep living on our knees

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, hu

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, hu

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, Lord'a Lord'a Lord'a

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, ooooh

 

Uh, alright now, good Lord

You know we can do the boog-a-loo

Now we can say we do the Funky Broadway!

Now we can do, hu

Sometimes we dance, we sing and we talk

You know I do like to do the camel walk

Alright now, hu alright,

Alright now, ha

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud, let me hear ya

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud

 

Now we's demands a chance to do things for ourselves

We're tired of beating our heads against the wall

And working for someone else, hu

Now we're our people, too

We're like the birds and the bees,

But we'd rather die on our feet,

Than keep a'living on our knees

 

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud, let me hear ha', huh

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, hu

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud

 

Oooow, oowee, you're killing me, alright

Uh, outa sight, alright you're outa sight

Ooowee, oh Lord,

Ooowee, you're killing me

Ooowee, ooowee, ooowee, ooowee, ow

 

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, hu

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud , Lord I feel it

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it louder,

I'm black and I'm proud