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Inferno Friendship Society - Paul Robeson lyrics

Joy beats oppresion,
But oppression will make you pay,
Cause our joy is fleeting while oppression never goes away...
You look them right in the eye, yeah
You stare and you shout and sing them down,
but joy, our joy, don't really care for fighting
While oppression will wait around for you to blink.
Joy beats oppresion,
But oppression will make you pay.

Speak up, black out, black listed, Full-Bodied Red
Speak up, black out, black listed, Full-Bodied Red

He gave us everythig he could
But he got tired
And we all get tired
When we ain't thinking so good

When he got tired this country,
It took everything damn thing
That it god damn could.
Bullies always take back everything they can,
From the free, from the poor
Lucky drunks who just don't give a damn
This country takes back everything it can.

Speak up, black out, black listed, Full-Bodied Red
Speak up, black out, black listed, Full-Bodied Red

He wasn't in it for himself
he was in it for you and for me
but he fought it alone
and that makes you bitter and mean

For a while this could be so good
For tonight we make the rules here inside this club
Me and the girls are here to tell you

They're fucking with you 'cause they want what you have
and things aren't really pretty damn funny
and things ain't really quite so bad

take this one thing with you to home, and to work,
and to school, and to mom and to dad
Points when y'all can stop the world
You remember that friends, don't be sad

Take this one thing with you to home, and to work,
and to school, and to mom and to dad
don't hang a man out to dry again,
don't make a man fight it alone again.

Speak up, black out, black listed, Full-Bodied Red
Speak up, black out, black listed, Full-Bodied Red