Fight The Power (Part 1 & 2) Lyrics

The Isley Brothers

The Isley Brothers - Fight The Power (Part 1 & 2) Lyrics

Lyrics

Time is truly wastin'
There's no guarantee, yeah
Smiles in the makin'
You gotta fight the powers that be
Got so many forces
Stayin' on the scene
Givin' up all around me
Faces full o' pain

CHORUS:
I can't play my music
(They say my music's too loud)
I kept talkin' about it
(I got the big run around)
And when I rolled with the punches
(I got knocked on the ground)
With all this bullshit going down

Time is truly wastin'
There's no guarantee, yeah
Smiles in the makin'
You gotta fight the powers that be
I don't understand it
People wanna see, yeah
Those that got the answers
Red tape in the way
I could take you in easy
That's just half the fun, oh boy
Seeking satisfaction
Keeps me on the run

CHORUS:
I can't play my music
(They say my music's too loud)
I kept talkin' about it
(I got the big run around)
And when I rolled with the punches
(I got knocked on the ground)
With all this bullshit going down

Time is truly wastin'
There's no guarantee
Smile's in the makin'
You gotta fight the powers that be

If you & I can - we got the power

Fight it, fight the power

Fight it... baby, baby, baby, yeah

Fight it, fight the power
(repeated till end)

Info

The Isley Brothers' "Fight the Power (Part 1 & 2)" is a soul-funk classic from their 1975 album, The Heat Is On. Written by lead singer Ronald Isley and Ernie Isley with Chris Jasper, it was one of the band's most successful singles, peaking at number four on the Billboard R&B chart.

The group consisted of Ronald Isley as lead vocalist, Ernie Isley and Marvin Isley on guitars, Rudolph Isley and O’Kelly Isley Jr. on background vocals, and Chris Jasper on keyboards. With its powerful message of defiance against oppression and injustice, the song has been sampled numerous times over the years and used in films such as Spike Lee's Do the Right Thing. Its lyrics are still relevant today, inspiring people to stand up for what they believe in.

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