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In een tijd van universeel bedrog is het spreken van de waarheid een revolutionaire daad (George Orwell)

Fight the Power, door Public Enemy

(geplaatst 18-3-2007)

 

Onderstaande tekst uit 1994 van de groep Public Enemy is nog steeds van toepassing op veel samenlevingen, ook steeds meer op de onze. Als je de tekst vertaalt naar andere groepen dan waarover Public Enemy zingt (of rapt dus, zie het soort Engels) dan wordt deze tekst zelfs steeds actueler naarmate Nederland en het Europa van de EU een kant op veranderen die grote groepen in de kou laat staan.

 

Fight The Power

 

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 youre missin yall
Swingin while Im 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
Fight the power
Fight the powers that be

Chorus

As the rhythm designed to bounce
What counts is that the rhymes
Designed to fill your mind
Now that youve realized the prides arrived
We got to pump the stuff to make us tough
from the heart
Its a start, a work of art
To revolutionize make a change nothins strange
People, people we are the same
No were not the same
Cause we dont know the game
What we need is awareness, we cant 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
Fight the Power
Fight the Powers that be

Chorus

Elvis was a hero to most
But he never meant shit to me you see
Straight up racist that sucker was
Simple and plain
Mother fuck him and John Wayne
Cause Im Black and Im proud
Im ready and hyped plus Im amped
Most of my heroes dont appear on no stamps
Sample a look back you look and find
Nothing but rednecks for 400 years if you check
Dont 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, cmon
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

Fight the Power
Fight the Powers that be