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Etta James

Etta James (born Jamesetta Hawkins; January 25, 1938 – January 20, 2012) was an American singer. Her style spanned a variety of music genres including blues, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, soul, gospel and jazz. Starting her career in 1954, she gained fame with hits such as "Roll With Me, Henry", "At Last", "Tell Mama", "Something's Got a Hold on Me", and "I'd Rather Go Blind" for which she wrote the lyrics. She faced a number of personal problems, including drug addiction, before making a musical resurgence in the late 1980s with the album The Seven Year Itch. more »


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What gives you the right hey you
To stand there and tell me what to do
Tell me who gave you the power
To stop me from living like I do
Remember if you plan to stay
Those who give can take away
Don't bite the hand that feeds you

Just one time I'd like to be somewhere where 
None of your clever lies fill the air 
I'm tired of your frozen smile and your voice of tin
Just might all gang up on you
Turn the knob and do you in

Remember if you plan to stay 
Those who give can take away.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you

This never ending power play
"between Jealous greed and vicious hate 
Is grinding us like giant millstones
But it can't be our only fate 
It's time we got our heads together
And let them know that we're awake

Those in the dark, you know they're no longer blind
They're breaking from your strangle hold on their minds
Those that can see don't need no one to cross the street
Be careful who you're pushing round
They just might find you obsolete

Remember if you plan to stay 
Those who give can take away.
Don't bite the hand that feeds you

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Written by: JOHN KAY

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