Say it Loud: I'm Black and I'm proud song By James brown

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The Song "Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud" was recorded on August 7th, 1968 by James Brown. James, known as the "Godfather of the soul" also recorded many other famous songs such as "living in america" and "I Got You (I Feel Good)". Throughout the 60's, blacks have been protesting and struggling for their civil rights. This song relates to the struggles and the civil rights movement through the eyes of James Brown. Brown had a strong sense of black pride as he uses his lyrics to push for equality. He uses lyrics such as "We've been buked and we've been scourned We've been treated bad...Brother, we can't quit until we get our share" to express that no matter how brutal the abuse that is inflicted on them gets to be, he will keep pushing for the equal rights that all blacks deserve. Also, Brown references the unfair treatment of blacks at the time as he says "I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands but all the work I did was for another man". Brown was tired of putting all his effort in only for it to go to the whites.

Lyrics

Uh, with your bad self

Say it louder (I got a mouth)

Say it louder (I got a mouth)

Look a'here, some people say we got a lot of malice

Some say it's a lotta nerve

I say we won't quit moving

Til we get what we deserve

We've been buked and we've been scourned

We've been treated bad, talked about

As just as sure as you're born

But just as sure as it take

Two eyes to make a pair, huh

Brother, we can't quit until we get our share

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, one more time

Say it loud,

I'm black and I'm proud, huh

I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands

But all the work I did was for the other man

And now we demands a chance

To do things for ourselves

we tired of beating our heads against the wall

And working for someone else

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