Black Messiah

Ray Davies, released on Misfits, © Davray Music Ltd. 1978

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Everybody got the right to speak their mind

So don't shoot me for saying mine

Everybody talking about racial equality

'Cos everybody's equal in the good Lord's eyes

But if I told you that God was black

What would you think of that

I bet you wouldn't believe it

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There's a self made prophet living right next to me

He said the Black Messiah's gonna come and set the whole world free

He looked at me with his evil eye and prophesied

And he really believed it

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He said a Black Messiah is gonna set the world on fire

And he's no liar, 'cos he has truly heard the word

Everybody talking about racial equality

But I'm the only honky living on an all black street

They knock me down 'cos they brown and I white

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Everybody got the right to speak their mind

So don't shoot me for saying mine

Everybody talking about racial equality

You hear everybody talking about equal rights

But white's white, black's black and that's that

And that's the way you should leave it

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Don't want no Black Messiah to come and set the world on fire

A Black Messiah is gonna come and rule the world

Everybody got to show a little give and take

Everybody got to live with a little less hate

Everybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it out

Everbody got the right to speak their mind

So don't shoot me for saying mine

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