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Everybody got the right to speak their mindSo don’t shoot me for saying mineEverybody talking about racial equality’cos everybody’s equal in the good lord’s eyesBut if I told you that God was blackWhat would you think of thatI bet you wouldn’t believe itThere’s a self made prophet living right next to meHe said the black messiah’s gonna come and set the whole world freeHe looked at me with his evil eye and prophesiedAnd he really believed itHe said a black messiah is gonna set the world on fireAnd he’s no liar, ’cos he has truly heard the wordEverybody talking about racial equalityBut I’m the only honky living on an all black streetThey knock me down ’cos they brown and I whiteEverybody got the right to speak their mindSo don’t shoot me for saying mineEveryobody talking about racial equalityYou hear everybody talking about equal rightsBut white’s white, black’s black and that’s thatAnd that’s the way you should leave itDon’t want no black messiah to come and set the world on fireA black messiah is gonna come and rule the worldEverybody got to show a little give and takeEverybody got to live with a little less hateEverybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it outEverbody got the right to speak their mindSo don’t shoot me for saying mine

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