Coverafbeelding Arrested Development - Mr. Wendal
  • Statistieken
  •   5 wkn Tipparade
  •   1993




Here, have a dollar,
in fact no brotherman here, have two
Two dollars means a snack for me,
but it means a big deal to you
Be strong, serve God only,
know that if you do, beautiful heaven awaits
That's the poem I wrote for the first time
I saw a man with no clothes, no money, no plate
Mr.Wendal, that's his name,
no one ever knew his name cause he's a no-one
Never thought twice about spending on a ol' bum,
until I had the chance to really get to know one
Now that I know him, to give him money isn't charity
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes
And to think blacks spend all that money on big colleges,
still most of y'all come out confused

[CHORUS:] Go ahead, Mr.Wendal (2x)

Mr.Wendal has freedom,
a free that you and I think is dumb
Free to be without the worries of a quick to diss society
for Mr.Wendal's a bum
His only worries are sickness
and an occasional harassment by the police and their chase
Uncivilized we call him,
but I just saw him eat off the food we waste
Civilization, are we really civilized, yes or no ?
Who are we to judge ?
When thousands of innocent men could be brutally enslaved
and killed over a racist grudge
Mr.Wendal has tried to warn us about our ways
but we don't hear him talk
Is it his fault when we've gone too far,
and we got too far, cause on him we walk
Mr.Wendal, a man, a human in flesh,
but not by law
I feed you dignity to stand with pride,
realize that all in all you stand tall

Mr.Wendal, yeah yeah yeah, Lord, Mr.Wendal


(Revolution) (revolution)(Revolution) (revolution).....

Brothers and sistersLet me share with you some newsAs I sit on my plush couchWatching the news

There's been a rude awakeningThat I have watchedUntil my feet have bledAnd I have rioted untilThey called the feds

What's leftMy conscience saidWhat's leftMy conscience said

As I look out my windowI see the little onesPlaying amongst each otherWith their waterguns

In pure povertyGenerations of good peopleIn cycles of povertyIt bothers me, so I ask myself

I said, are you doing as muchAs you can for their struggle (no)Am I doing as much asI can for their struggle (no)

Then why do I cry whenMy people are in trouble (yo)My ancestors slapped meIn the face and said (go)

Harriet TubmanTold me to get on upMarcus Garvey said to meBro, you get on up

My brother Malcolm XNeed I name moreIt ain't like we neverSeen blood before

Come on, let's talkRevolution, now (revolution)All my people say (revolution)All my brothers say (revolution)All my sisters say (revolution)

All my people say (revolution)Hey (revolution)All my people say (revolution)All my people say (revolution)

I see blood on oneMalcolm as one shot emI see tears cause now itSeems that we forgot him

I seen years of peopleSearching for solutionsRestitution, excusesNo more confusion

Come on, come onLet's talk right, let's talk rightTalk up, talk up, butDon't talk up all night

There's got to be actionIf you want satisfactionIf not for yourselfFor the young ones(The children)

The U.N., The U.S.We can't allow youTo tell us a kid in the ghettoIs not as important asA kid in Bosnia

I ain't with it (uh huh)Just forget it (no)You can't even debate itIf you don't understandOur situation (come on)

You don't want us to goGet a gun now, do youYou don't like to seePeople running around now

Yet and still you wannaLive like 90210While we scream out(Yo) freedom

Five grandmothers agoThey erased itWe must acquire a taste forSomething we've never tasted

So, people, let usWet our palates (word)It's either the bullet or the ballotCome now (whoo)

Revolution now (revolution)All my people say (revolution)All my brothers say (revolution)All my sisters say (revolution)Hey (revolution)

All my people say (revolution)Let's talk about a RevolutionAll my people say (revolution)All my people sayLet's talk about a revolutionHey (revolution)

(Revolution) (revolution)(Revolution) (revolution)......

Now see I understandWhat my people have saidThey tell me to fightFight for the ancestorsWho are dead

For Harriet TubmanMove organizationDavid WalkerThe Black PanthersKwame NkumahMarcus Garvey, Jane PittmanRevolution

(Revolution) (revolution)(Revolution) (revolution)......


ArtiestArrested Development
Titel Mr. Wendal
Lengte 03'28
Componist(en) Arrested Development
Producer(s) Speech
Engineer(s) Alvin Speights
Mixage Alvin Speights & Speech
Titel Revolution
Lengte 04'49
Componist(en) Arrested Development
Producer(s) Speech
Engineer(s) Alvin Speights
Mixage Alvin Speights & Speech
Platenlabel Chrysalis
Catalogusnr 3239312
Hoogste positie UK 4 & -
Hoogste positie US 6 & 90
Album 3 Years, 5 Months And 2 Days In The Life Of... & Malcolm X (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack