We Gotta Fight The Powers That Be

“We gotta fight the powers that be…”

…Those that got the answers…red tape in the way…

~ The Isley Brothers, Fight the Power, 1975

 

If everyone took leave of their senses, there would be an off chance that the nation could end up with an anti-women’s rights Republicans in the White House. Of course, that won’t happen if women stay awake —  and fight the power.

NOW.

 

We can’t lose our own power and everything our foremothers fought for.

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Full lyrics:

Time is truly wastin’
There’s no guarantee
Smile’s 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 a’ pain
I can’t play my music
They say my music’s too loud
I kept talkin about it
I got the big run around
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
I don’t understand it
People wanna see, ya
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
I can’t play my music
They say my music’s too loud
I kept talkin about it
I got the big run around
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, got the power fight it……..baby, baby
Fight it, fight the power