• So Much Things To Say
  • Lauryn Hill
  • MTV Unplugged 2.0 (Disc 2)
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So Much Things to Say - Lauryn Hill

from MTV Unplugged No. 2.0: Lauryn Hill (Disc 2)

Yeah, yeah yeah, yeah yeah yeah
Why, why, why, why, why, why, why
Why, Why
They’ve got so much things to say right now
They’ve got so much things to say
They’ve got so much things to say right now
They’ve got so much things to say
I’ll never forget no way, how they crucified Jesus Christ
I’ll never forget no way, how they sold Marcus Garvey for rice
I’ll never forget no way, how they turned their back on Paul Bogle
So don’t you forget no way…
Who you are, and where you stand in the struggle
They’ve got so much things to say right now
They’ve got so much things to say
They’ve got so very many things, to say right now
They’ve got so much things to say
I’n’I nah come to fight flesh and blood
But spiritual wickedness in high and low places
And don’t you fight me down
I'll stand firm, and give Jah all the thanks and praises
I don’t expect to be justified, by these laws of men
Though the wicked find me guilty, Jah will prove my innocency
‘Cause when the rain falls, it don’t, fall on one man’s house top
Remember that
See when this rain falls, it don’t, fall on one man’s house top
They’ve got so much things to say right now
They’ve got so much, so much things to say
They’ve got, so much things to say right now
They’ve got so, so much things to say
But let them keep talking, oh let them keep talking
‘Cause none of them walking, oh none of them walking, no
And while they still talking, see I’ma be walking
I’ma be walking, so let them keep talking
Said I never forget no way, how they crucified Jesus Christ
And I, I’ll never forget, how they sold Marcus Garvey for rice
Said I, never forget, how they turned their backs on Paul Bogle
So none of you, none of you forget…
Who you are, and where you stand in the struggle
‘Cause when this rain, ‘cause when this rain, rain, rain, rain, rain falls
It don’t fall on one man’s house, I’m telling you the rain…
I’m telling you the rain, rain, rain, rain, rain don’t fall
It don’t fall… they…
They’ve got, they’ve got, so very many things to say about me
I’m telling you: lie
They, and they, and they will have so many things
They’ll have so many things to say about you… to say about you
‘Cause they don’t know me, know me
They don’t know me, oh they don’t know me, oh they don’t know me
Oh they don’t know me well
They, they, they, they, they, they, they don’t know my Father
'Cause if they did, if they did…

Sending these words of strength to everyone out there in this struggle. #neverforget

USian Blues versus British Blues: Why "American Privilege" Is A Fallacy

Mira

Still, I must say those who criticized the most are American POC… and those who agreed the most are Western European whites (who share many of the privileges listed here, so I don’t get it).

Seriously?! You can’t figure out why that’s the case. The reason why Western European whites were the most inclined to agree were not because they actually cared about social justice, but so that they can absolve themselves of their own white privilege by using their “at least I’m not a filthy USian” status. USian POCs, on the other hand, were likely very disgusted with the suggestion that non-USian white people somehow suffer more than they do - when, in fact, many non-USian POCs probably suffer a bit less than they do (however marginally so).

No where can “American privilege” be debunked as a fallacy more so than in a discussion of USian blues versus British blues. You see, the USian blues scene was comprised predominantly of black people - whereas the British blues scene was comprised predominantly of white people. Now, if one wishes to be a good anti-USian social activist, which scene would they side with? British blues - because, even though they were comprised predominantly of white people, at least they weren’t “filthy USians”? Or USian blues - because, even though they were “filthy USians”, a good anti-USian social activist can’t run the possible risk of being mistaken for a white supremacist or something like that.

Seriously, trying to argue that marginalized USians still benefit from “American privilege” somehow is a lot like trying to argue that starved and abused children of rich families somehow still benefit from belonging to a rich family.