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The Isley Brothers

Time is truly wastin'
There's no guarantee
Smile's in the makin'
You gotta fight the powers that be

Got so many forces
Stayin' on the scene
Givin' up all around me
Faces full a' pain

I can't play my music
They say my music's too loud
I kept talkin about it
I got the big run around

When I rolled with the punches
I got knocked on the ground
With all this bullshit going down
Time is truly wastin'

There's no guarantee
Smile's in the makin'
You gotta fight the powers that be
I don't understand it

People want to see, ya
Those that got the answers
Red tape in the way
I could take you in easy

That's just half the fun, oh boy
Seeking satisfaction
Keeps me on the run
I can't play my music

They say my music's too loud
I kept talkin' about it
I got the big run around
When I rolled with the punches

I got knocked on the ground
With all this bullshit going down
Time is truly wastin'
There's no guarantee

Smile's in the makin'
You gotta fight the powers that be
If you & I can - we got the power
Fight it, got the power fight it, baby, baby

Fight it, fight the power

Written by ISLEY, O'KELLY/ISLEY, RONALD/ISLEY, MARVIN/ISLEY, RUDOLPH
Published by EMI Music Publishing

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