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The Chi-Lites

(For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People

  • Statistieken
  •   4 weken
  •   26 piekpositie
  •   40 punten
  •   1971

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Songtekst

For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people

There's some people up there hoggin' everything
Tellin' lies, givin' alibis about the peoples, money an' things
An' if they gonna throw it away, might as well give some to me
Yeah, they seen an' heard it but never had misery

There are some people who are starvin' to death
Never knew but only heard 'em an' they never had happiness
If you don't have enough to eat, how can you think of love?
You don't have time to care, so it's crime you're guilty of

For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?

Cut this jive an' see who's got the power to kill the most
When they run out of power, the world's gonna be a ghost
They know we're not satisfied, so we begin to holler
They give us a promise an' throw in a few more dollars

There's no price for happiness, there's no price for love
Up goes the price of livin' an' you're right back where you was
So whatever you got, just be glad you got it
Now we're gonna get on up an' get some more of it

For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?

For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?
For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?

For God's sake, got to have it, more power
For God's sake, got to have it, power, power, power
For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?
For God's sake, you better give more power to the people

For God's sake, why don't you try it? Yeah, power, power
For God's sake, can't deny it, no, no, no, power, power
For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?
For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people

For God's sake, why don't you give more power to the people?
For God's sake, you got to give more power to the people
For God's sake, why don't you give power, power?
For God's sake, you got to give

Songinformatie

Volgens Soulshow presentator Ferry Maat is het nummer "een plaat met een prachtig sirene-achtig intro dat veel is gebruikt door dj's voor jingle effecten. The Chi-Lites zijn in Nederland meer bekend als balladgroep, onder meer door de tune van "Candlelight" maar dit was een goed dansbaar nummer".

Trivia

De Chi-Lites waren afkomstig uit Chicago en kwamen niet zoals de meeste soulgroepen uit Memphis of Philadelphia. De leadzanger van de groep was Eugene Record. De groep scoorde in Amerika elf Top Tien R & B hits tussen 1969-1974. In Nederland scoorde de groep alleen met deze single een bescheiden Top 40 hit. Tevens stond de groep nog 4 keer in de Tipparade, maar deze songs bereikten allemaal de Top 40 niet. Eugene Record is op 64-jarige leeftijd in 2005 in Chicago overleden.
ArtiestThe Chi-Lites
 A-kant
Titel (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People
Lengte 02:25
Componist(en) Eugene Record
Producer(s) Eugene Record
 B-kant
Titel Troubles A' Comin
Lengte 03:17
Componist(en) Eugene Record
Producer(s) Eugene Record
 
Platenlabel MCA
Catalogusnr MCS 4862
Hoogste positie UK 32
Hoogste positie US 26
Album (For God's Sake) Give More Power To The People)


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