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I don't want to write this down
I'm gonna tell you how I feel right now
I don't wanna take no time to write this down
I'm gonna tell you how I fell right now
Tommorow may never come
For you or me life is unpromised
Tommorow may never show up
For you or me 'cause life is unpromised

(Bridge)
I ain't no perfect man
I'm tryin to do the best that I can
With worries that I had
I ain't no perfect man
I'm tryin to do the best that I can
With worries that I had

I put my heart and soul into this yall
I hope you feel me
From where I am
To where ever you are
I mean that sincerely
Tommorow may never come
For you or me
Life is unpromised
Tommorow may never appear
You better hold this very moment
Very closely (right now)
Very closey (right now)
So close to you
Sooooo close to you
Don't be afraid
Let it shine

(chorus)
My Oomy said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Ahmby said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
(I want black people to be free,to be free,to be free)
My Ahmby said shine your light on the world
Shine your light on the world to see
My Oomy said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see

Sometimes I get discouraged
Look around and things are so weak
People are so weak
Sometimes, sometimes I feel like crying
Sometimes my heart gets heavy
Sometimes I just want to leave and fly away
Sometimes I don't know what to do with myself OW!!
Passion takes over me
Feel like my man
Going in chains, losin my brain, tryin to maintain every thang hey hey hey
Put my heart and soul into this yall
Hope you feel me from where I am to where ever you are
Sometimes I don't want to be bothered
Sometimes I just want a quiet life with me and my babies, me and my lady
Sometimes I don't want to give you a sto ball
(black people to be free)
Sometimes I don't want to be a soilder
Sometimes I just want to be a man but

Chorus

Oomy said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the man to see
My Ahmby said shine your light on the world
Shine your world to see
(I want black people to be free)
My Genie said shine your light on the world
Shine your light for the world to see
My Elders said shine your light on the world
Shine your light on the world to see

I want black people to be free, to be, free, to be free
Want my people to be free, to be free, to be free
Want black people to be free, to be free, to be free
All black people to be free, to be free, to be free
That's all that matters to me
That's all that matters to me
That's all that matters to me
That's all that matters to me
That's all that matters to me
That's all that matters to me
(to be free, to be free, to be free)
That's all that matters to me
Black people unite
And lets all get down
Gotta have that what
Gotta have that love
Peace and understandin
One dog one light
One man homeboys don't fight
Black people unite
Come on and do it right
Black people unite
Come on and do it right
Black people unite (Black people, My people)
Come and get down
gotta have what
Gotta have that love, peace and understandin
One god, one voice, one night
One man gonna shine my light
Black people unite
Come on and do it right
Black people unite
Come on and do it right
I'll tell you that's what I like
yeah baby
Black people
My people
Black people
My people
Black people
My people
My people

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