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Original Album Lyrics by Shawn Amos (BMI)

 

MOVED

Well, I sleep every night

With every single light

On

 

And i spend all my hours

Counting down the days

Gone

 

How am I take care of my family

With all of these burden 

Piling up on me

 

Do I follow my heart

Or give it up

 

Well, she kept 

My faith

She never did tell

 

How long can a man

Hold it in

Before he’s moved

 

Do I follow my heart

Or give it up

 

How long

Before we’re moved?

 

2017

People listen to what I'm sayin'

It's time to accept the truth

That the times have changed

 

We've got to take control of our hearts and brains

If we want to step inside 

The freedom lane 

 

People I know this ain't the best we can be

We've got to think about what our children's eyes have seen

In the year 2017

 

We've got to take control of our hearts and brains 

Take control of our hearts and brains 

Think about what we preach and say

Think about what our children's eyes have seen

In the year 2017

 

This is a war waged with thought control

No tanks or planes just thought control

Open up your hearts and brains

If you want to keep inside the freedom lane

 

Hate and fear ain't no vaccine

We've got to think about what our children's eyes have seen

In the year 20...20...17

 

HOLD HANDS

I don’t know no clock that runs back

I dont know no one surviving under attack

I see everybody cryin’

How everyone is whinin’

Ain’t nobody got that for that

 

Why can’t we hold hands

Why can't we hold hands

Why can’t we love one another

Like sisters and brothers

People why can’t we hold hands

 

Let’s get together with faith

It’s less harder than hate

Let’s move into the fear

‘Cause the future is near

And ain’t nobody gonna turn back

 

Why can’t we hold hands

Why can't we hold hands

Why can’t we love one another

Like sisters and brothers

People why can’t we hold hands

 

Doing the work

And losing the fear

Doing the work

And losing the fear

 

Why can’t we hold hands

Why can't we hold hands

Why can’t we love one another

Like sisters and brothers

People why can’t we hold hands

 

DOES MY LIFE MATTER

Lyrics by Shawn Amos and Booker T. Washington (aka Bukka White)

 

Does my life matter

Or does it matter less

Does my life matter

Or does it matter less

 

I’ve got three small children 

Waiting at home

I’ve got three small boys 

Who need their daddy home

 

Lord, I’m asking you

to question yourself

Are you here seeking justice

Or do you want something else

 

Am I paying for the sins

Of my color or my crime

Will shooting down my body

Really give you peace of mind

 

Does my life matter

Or does it matter less

Does my life matter

Or does it matter less

 

I’ve got three small children 

Waiting at home

I’ve got three small boys 

Who need their daddy home

 

He’s looking funny in the eye

I believe he’s fixin’ to die

He’s looking funny in the eye

I believe he’s fixin’ to die

 

Sure as we living

As sure as we’ll die

Sure as we living

Just as sure as we’re bound to die

 

Look over yonder

In the burying ground

You see ten thousand standing

By the one shot down

 

Does my life matter

Or does it matter less

Does my life matter

Or does it matter less

 

I’ve got three small children 

Waiting at home

I’ve got three small boys 

Who need their daddy home

 

(WE’VE GOT TO) COME TOGETHER

We've got to come

Come together

Come together as one family 

 

We've got to come

Come together

Come together in true harmony

 

I'm talking to you, good ol' boys

Rednecks, crips, and bloods 

I'm talking to the atheists and the ones who pray to God up above 

 

I'm talking to the gays and straights 

No matter what stripes you wear 

Like Dr. King, I'm sticking with love

'Cause hate's too big a burden to bear

 

We've got to come

Come together

Come together as one family 

 

We've got to come

Come together

Come together in true harmony

 

We declare every woman and man

Free to love anyway they can

We declare both poor and rich

Deserving of the same defense 

 

We’ll remind you of these liberties

Peace, happiness, and tranquility

Like Dr. King, we're sticking with love

'Cause hate's too big a burden to bear

 

We've got to come

Come together

Come together as one family 

 

We've got to come

Come together

Come together in true harmony

 

AIN’T GONNA NAME NAMES

I ain’t gonna name name

But the girl she was fine

I ain’t gonna name name 

But the girl she was fine

I’ve gotta piece of her heart

And a piece of hers is mine

 

I ain’t gonna talk smack

But I’d sure love to see you back

I ain’t gonna talk smack

But I’d sure love to see you back

I’ve gotta piece of your heart

And a piece of yours is mine

 

She’s got the keys to the car

And a strawberry curl

She’s got a good strong hold

Of my whole wide world

 

I don’t think I know 

Where this thing began

But I sure do know

That it ain’t gonna end

 

I ain’t gonna name name

But the girl she was fine

I ain’t gonna name name 

But the girl she was fine

I’ve gotta piece of her heart

And a piece of hers is mine