Fight The Power

Fight The Power

Public Enemy

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

Listen if you're missin' why'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 us what we want
Gotta give us what we need

Our freedom of speech is freedom or death
We got to fight the powers that be
Lemme hear you say
Fight the power

[Chorus]

As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes
Designed to fill your mind
Now that you've realized the prides arrived

We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
from the heart
It's a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change 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 lets get down to business
Mental 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

[Chorus]

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant ---- to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain

Mother---- him and John Wayne
'Cause I'm Black and I'm proud
I'm ready and hyped plus I'm amped
Most of my heroes don't appear on no stamps

Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check
Don't worry be happy
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, see'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)

Written by RIDENHOUR, CARLTON / BOXLEY III, JAMES HENRY / BOXLEY, KEITH M. / SADLER, ERIC T.
Published by Universal Music Publishing Group, REACH MUSIC PUBLISHING

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