Choice of Colours

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The Impressions are an American music group from Chicago, originally formed in 1958. Their repertoire includes doo-wop, gospel, soul, and R&B. more »

If you had a choice of colors Which one would you choose my brothers If there was no day or night Which would you prefer to be right 
How long have you hated your white teacher
Who told you, you love your black preacher
Do you respect your brother's woman friend
And share with black folks not of kin
 People must prove to the people A better day is coming, for you and for me
With just a little bit more education And love for our nation Would make a better society

Now some of us would rather cuss and make a fuss
Than to bring about a little trust
But we shall overcome our beliefs someday
If you'll only listen to what I have to say

And how long have you hated your white teacher
Who told you, you love your black preacher
Can you respect your brother's woman friend
And share with black folks not of kin

I say now people must prove to the people A better day is coming for you and for me
With just a little bit more education And love for our nation Would make a better society

And if you had a choice of colors Which one would you choose my brothers If there was no day or night Which would you prefer to be right And if you had a choice of colors Which one would you choose my brothers If there was no day or night Which would you prefer to be right If you had a choice of colors Which one would you choose my brothers

Written by: CURTIS MAYFIELD

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