"Big Brother" as written by and Stevie Wonder....
Your name is big brother
You say that you're watching me on the tele,
Seeing me go nowhere,
Your name is big brother,
You say that you're tired of me protesting,
Children dying everyday,
My name is nobody
But I can't wait to see your face inside my door ooh

Your name is big brother
You say that you got me all in your notebook,
Writing it down everyday,
Your name is I'll see ya,
I'll change if you vote me in as a pres,
The President of your soul
I live in the ghetto,
You just come to visit me 'round election time

Da da da da da da,
Da da da da da, do do do, do do
Do do do do do do, do do

I live in the ghetto,
Someday I will move on my feet to the other side,

My name is secluded, we live in a house the size of a matchbox,
Roaches live with us, wall to wall

You've killed all our leaders,
I don't even have to do nothin' to you,
You'll cause your own country to fall


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"Big Brother" as written by Stevie Wonder

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    General CommentThis very thought provoking song rips me to my very core when Stevie sings, “You've killed all our leaders”. I am still scarred by the deaths of Dr. King, JFK and RFK and this song brutally reminds me that sticking one’s neck out too far can get it chopped off.

    As for the rest of the song, Stevie sums up the plight of the forgotten (at least until election time) urban populace with venom and world weary wit. What a great songwriter, sic ‘em Stevie.
    grogleyon April 25, 2007   Link

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