Jesse Lyrics by Grandmaster Melle Mel


Grandmaster Melle Mel Lyrics

Jesse Lyrics
* organized by Rhino comp. for convenience regardless of original



He's comin

He's comin

He's comin (3x)



He's here



[*talkbox*]

(His name is Jesse)



(His name is Jesse)



[Melle Mel]

Hypocrites and Uncle Toms are talkin trash

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Liberty and justice are a thing of the past

(Let's talk about Jesse)

They want a stronger nation at any cost

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Even if it means that everything will soon be lost

(Let's talk about Jesse)



[Sylvia Robinson, Ronald Isley, et al]

He started on the bottom

Now he's on the top

He proved that he can make it

So don't never stop

Brothers stand together and let the whole world see

Our brother Jesse Jackson go down in history



So vote



Vote

Vote

Everybody get up and vote (4x)



[Melle Mel]

See Ronald Reagan speakin on TV

Smilin like everything's fine and dandy

Sounded real good when he tried to give a pep talk

To over 30 million poor people like me

How can he say that we gotta stick it out

When his belly is full and his future is sunny

I don't need his jive advice

But I sure do need his jive time money



[Melle Mel]

The dream is a nightmare in disguise

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Red tape and lies fill your for spacious skies

(Let's talk about Jesse)

But don't think that D.C. just did it first

(Let's talk about Jesse)

There's a lotta D.C.'s all over this universe

(His name is Jesse)



[Sylvia Robinson, Ronald Isley, et al]

He started on the bottom

Now he's on the top

He proved that he can make it

So don't ever stop

Brothers stand together and let the whole world see

Our brother Jesse Jackson go down in history



So vote



Vote

Vote

Everybody get up and vote (4x)



[Melle Mel]

Land of the free and the home of the brave

But it might as well be the home of the slaves

They got me walkin around singin 'freedom's come'

But my body is free and my mind is dumb

The people ain't black but the house is white

And just because I'm different they don't treat me right

They done cast me aside, held me down

Dragged my name down to the ground

Oh beautiful for spacious skies

And your amber ways of untold lies

Look at all the politicians tryin to do a job

But they can't help but look like the mob

Get up and get back, put it away

Watch the F.B.I. watch the C.I.A.

They want a bigger missile and a faster jet

But yet they forget to ?hidin? the vet



[Melle Mel]

Hypocrites just talkin trash

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Liberty and justice are a thing of the past

(Let's talk about Jesse)

They want a stronger nation at any cost

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Even if it means that everything will soon be lost

(His name is Jesse)



Now break down



Vote

Vote

Everybody get out and vote (4x)



[Melle Mel]

The 30th day, that's in December

Is a day that everybody's gonna remember

Cause on that day a righteous man

Thought about takin a brand-new stand

The name of the man is Jesse Jackson

And his call for peace was loud as action

Cause now's the time to change the nation

But not with just another negotiation

He went to the East for human's rights

To free the lieutenant shot down in flight

Just another statistic, and the government knew it

They didn't even want the man to go do it

Before he left, he called the President's home

And Reagan didn't even answer the phone

But I tell you one thing that's a natural fact

You can bet he called Jesse when Jesse got back



[Sylvia Robinson, Ronald Isley, et al]

He started on the bottom

Now he's on the top

He proved that he can make it

So don't ever stop

Brothers stand together and let the whole world see

Our brother Jesse Jackson go down in history



So vote



[Melle Mel]

Hypocrites just talkin trash

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Liberty and justice are a thing of the past

(Let's talk about Jesse)

They want a stronger nation at any cost

(Let's talk about Jesse)

Even if it means that everything will soon be lost

(His name is Jesse)



[Melle Mel]

So for fast and friendly service - hey

(Let's talk about Jesse)

And there's no need to be nervous - hey

(Let's talk about Jesse)

He's changin our conditions - hey

(Let's talk about Jesse)

So join the Rainbow Coalition - hey

Come on

(His name is Jesse)


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