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My People Lyrics

from The Art of Love and War

"My People" is track #9 on the album The Art of Love and War. It was written by Ellington.
"My People" is track #9 on the album The Art of Love and War. It was written by Ellington.

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My people!
Yeah!
My people!
Yeah!

The foundation of the United States
Rests on the sweat of my people
Every enemy of the USA
Has had to face my people on the front lines

People, my people are dyin
And we see it all the time
Dont know where our future would be
If hes not here, how do we stay strong?

Only we can save us from us
Bring about change we will show our people love

My people, hold your head up
My people, dont get fed up
My people rise, my people fight
My people do alright

My people walk with pride and
Were marchin side by side and
My people laugh, my people cry
My people ride and die

People, my people, keep striving
Theres a greater master plan
We need to know our history
We were kings and queens of the greatest dynasty

Only we can save us from us
Bring about change we will show our people love

My people, hold your head up
My people, dont get fed up
My people rise, my people fight
My people do alright

My people walk with pride and
Were marchin side by side and
My people laugh, my people cry
My people ride and die

My people, hold your head up
My people, dont get fed up
My people rise, my people fight
My people do alright

My people walk with pride and
Were marchin side by side and
My people laugh, my people cry
My people ride and die

Who are my people? Dr. Vernon Johns
Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks
Nelson Mandela, Malcolm X
Bishop Desmond Tutu, Mohammad Ali
Sydney Poitier, Quincy Jones

Colin Powell, Oprah Winfrey
Barrack Obama, Spike Lee
Michael Jordan, Venus and Serena Williams
Tiger Woods, The Rutgers Womens Basketball Team
We are my people, we are the future

My people, hold your head up
My people, dont get fed up
My people rise, my people fight
My people do alright

My people walk with pride and
Were marchin side by side and
My people laugh, my people cry
My people ride and die

My people, hold your head up
My people, dont get fed up
My people rise, my people fight
My people do alright

My people walk with pride and
Were marchin side by side and
My people laugh, my people cry
My people ride and die

Harriet Tubman, Shirley Caesar
Miss Jane Pittman, Juanita Bynum
Maya Angelou, Bishop T.D. Jakes
Madam C.J. Walker, Bishop Noel Jones

Moms Mabley, Reverend Blake Scott
Aretha Franklin, Reverend Jamal Bryant
Dorothy Dandridge, Richard Pryor
Lena Horn, Samuel Jackson
Nancy Wilson, Magic Johnson
Mahalia Jackson, Smokey Robinson

Sugar Ray Robinson, Nikki Giovanni
Adam Clayton Powell, Afeni Shakur
The Funk Brothers, Miles Davis
Mr. James Brown, 2Pac
Bob Marley, Biggie Smalls

Billie Holiday, Cathy Hughes
Charlie Parker, Betty Shabazz
Denzel Washington, Coretta Scott King
Morgan Freeman, Angela Davis
James Earl Jones, Nat King Cole

Curtis Mayfield, Bob Johnson
Marvin Gaye, Johnnie Cochran
Berry Gordy, Nat Turner
Michael Jackson, Bill Cosby
Cuba Gooding Jr., Dick Gregory
Chris Tucker, Langston Hughes

Reverend Al Sharpton, Katherine Dandrige
Jesse Jackson, Debbie Allen
Woo! Gregory Hines
Benjamin Zephaniah, Robert Pel
Kofi Annan, Luther Vandross

Tyler Perry, Wynton Marsalis
Zadie Smith, Charles White
Pele, Romare Bearden
Robert Mugambi, Gordon Parks
Omar, John McLean

Mariam Makeba, Susan Taylor
Soul II Soul, Tom Bail
Antwan Fuqua, Damien Marley
Trevor McDonald, The Black Stars
Angie Stone, Count Basie
Duke Ellington, Jackie Robinson

Bill Clinton, thats right I said it
Yall know that was the first black man in the White House

Songwriters
ELLINGTON

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Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

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