Thursday, June 01, 2006

Too


Too much going on in my life to write on my blog

Too many thoughts in my head to facillitate coordination from my mind to my fingers to the keyboard.

(1963) nina simone
The name of this tune is mississippi goddam
And I mean every word of it

Alabamas gotten me so upset
Tennessee made me lose my rest
And everybody knows about mississippi goddam
Alabamas gotten me so upsetTennessee made me lose my restAnd everybody knows about mississippi goddamCant you see itCant you feel itIts all in the airI cant stand the pressure much longerSomebody say a prayerAlabamas gotten me so upsetTennessee made me lose my restAnd everybody knows about mississippi goddamThis is a show tuneBut the show hasnt been written for it, yetHound dogs on my trailSchool children sitting in jailBlack cat cross my pathI think every days gonna be my lastLord have mercy on this land of mineWe all gonna get it in due timeI dont belong hereI dont belong thereIve even stopped believing in prayerDont tell meI tell youMe and my people just about dueIve been there so I knowThey keep on saying go slow!But thats just the troubleDo it slowWashing the windowsDo it slowPicking the cottonDo it slowYoure just plain rottenDo it slowYoure too damn lazyDo it slowThe thinkings crazyDo it slowWhere am I goingWhat am I doingI dont knowI dont knowJust try to do your very bestStand up be counted with all the restFor everybody knows about mississippi goddamI made you thought I was kiddin didnt wePicket linesSchool boy cotsThey try to say its a communist plotAll I want is equalityFor my sister my brother my people and meYes you lied to me all these yearsYou told me to wash and clean my earsAnd talk real fine just like a ladyAnd youd stop calling me sister sadieOh but this whole country is full of liesYoure all gonna die and die like fliesI dont trust you any moreYou keep on saying go slow!Go slow!But thats just the troubleDo it slowDesegregationDo it slowMass participationDo it slowReunificationDo it slowDo things graduallyDo it slowBut bring more tragedyDo it slowWhy dont you see itWhy dont you feel itI dont knowI dont knowYou dont have to live next to meJust give me my equalityEverybody knows about mississippiEverybody knows about alabamaEverybody knows about mississippi goddamThats it!

3 comments:

bygpowis said...

funny thing is i heard missisippi gaddamn for the first time two days ago. downloaded it onto i-tunes. i like young, gifted and black and sinnerman the most.

chris said...

wow...powerful. don't like the g-dam part though in the lyrics.
nice post.

mark said...

I am a huge Nina Simone fan, which means if you keep flowing like that Ill come back. Thanks representing Nina. Mark