Message from a Black Man

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Byron Lee OD, OJ (born Byron Aloysius St. Elmo Lee, 27 June 1935, Christiana, Manchester, Jamaica, died 4 November 2008, Kingston, Jamaica) was a musician, record producer, and entrepreneur, best known for his work as leader of Byron Lee and the Dragonaires. more »


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No matter how hard you try
  You can't stop me now
  No matter how hard you try
  You can't stop me now
  Yes, my skin is black
  But that's no reason to hold me back
  Oh think about it, think about it,
  Think about it, think about it
  Think about it, think about it, think about it.

  I have wants and desires just like you
  So move on aside cause I'm a-comin' through
  Oh no matter how hard you try you can't
  Stop me now
  No matter how hard you try you can't stop me now.

  Yes, your skin is white
  Does that make you right
  Walk on and think about it, think about it
  Think about it, think about it
  Think about it, think about it, think about it.

  This is a message, a message to y'all
  Together we stand divided we fall
  Black is a color just like white
  Tell me how can a color determine whether
  You're wrong or right
  We all have our faults yes we do
  So look in your mirror
  What do you see, two eyes a nose and a
  Mouth just like me
  Oh your eyes are open but you refuse to see
  The laws of society were made for both
  You and me
  Because of my color I struggle to be free
  Sticks and stones may break my bones
  But in the end you're gonna see my friend
  No matter how hard you try you can't stop me now
  No matter how hard you try you can't stop me now.

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Written by: Barrett Strong, Norman J. Whitfield

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