LET THE WICKED WHO'S WICKED BE WICKED STILL
AND LET THE RIGHTEOUS WHO'S RIGHTEOUS BE RIGHTEOUS STILL

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YES IT IS BETTER TO BE GOOD THAN TO BE BAD
OH GOSH, LOOK AT THAT
MAN IT IS BETTER TO BE GOOD THAN TO BE BAD
OH GOSH, PUT THIS ON DAT

NEWS PAPER IN THE MORNING TIME DROP
I HAD TO PICK IT UP OFF THE MAT
IT SHOW YOU HOW A BROTHER GOT SHOT
AND A POLICEMAN AFTER THAT

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THE MEDIA SAID THE BROTHER WAS MAD
SOME SAY HE WAS MELANCHOLY SAD
HE MADE A LOT OF MUSIC FOR US
NOW THEM A SAY THAT HE'S DANGEROUS

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THE FIRST TECHNOLOGIC BARBARIC WAR
THEY CALL THAT ONE THE FIRST WORLD WAR
THE SECOND TECHNOLOGIC BARBARIC WAR
THEY CALL THAT ONE THE SECOND WORLD WAR
AND ALL THOSE ECONOMICAL WARS
ARE BASED UPON RUMOURS OF WARS
CAREFUL ALL OF THESE COLLECTION OF WARS
DON'T TURN OUT TO BE A NUCLEAR WAR

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THEM FIGHT AGAINST MARCUS GARVEY
WHO SAID AFRICANS MUST BE FREE
A PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THEM ROOTS
IS LIKE A TREE WHAT CANNOT BEAR GOOD FRUITS

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NEWS PAPER IN THE MORNING TIME DROP
I HAD TO PICK IT UP OFF THE MAT
IT SHOW YOU HOW A BROTHER GOT SHOT
AND A POLICEMAN AFTER THAT