James Brown wrote and recorded this funk song in 1968. "Say It Loud ~ I'm Black & I'm Proud" is one of Mr. Brown's signature songs, and one of the most popular Black Power anthems of the 1960s.
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 beatin' our head against the wall
An' workin' for someone else
Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We tired of beatin' our heads against the wall
And workin' for someone else look a-here
There's one thing more I got to say right here
Now, now we're people, we're like the birds and the bees
We rather die on our feet than keep livin' on our knees.
The song signifies or it about black people rights in the 1960's .....
The band or musician wrote it because because he is tired of seen their people working for other person that does not respect them.
The song was written or recorded in the year 1960s.
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The lyrics of the song relates to the era of the 1960's in that civil rights.