"Message from a Black Man" as written by Norman J. Whitfield and Barrett Strong....
[Melvin]
Yes, my skin is black,
But that's no reason to hold me back.

[Eddie]
Why don't you think about it?
Think about it, think about it, think about it,
Think about it...
I have wants and desires,
Just like you.
So move on the side,
'Cause I'm comin' through, oh!

[Temptations]
No matter how hard you try,
You can't stop me now.

[Eddie and Temptations]
No matter how hard you try,
You can't stop me now, oooh...

[Melvin]
Yes, your skin is white...
Does that make you right?

[Eddie]
Why don't you think about it?
Think about it, think about it, think about it,
Think about it...
This is a message,
A message to y'all:
Together we stand,
Divided we fall, oh!

[Dennis]
Black is a color,
Just like white.
Tell me: how can a color determine whether
You're wrong or right?
We all have our faults...
Yes we do.

[Eddie]
So look in your mirror.

[Temptations]
Look in the mirror.

[Eddie]
What do you see?

[Temptations]
What do you see?

[Eddie]
Two eyes.

[Temptations]
Two eyes.

[Eddie]
A nose, and a mouth, just like me, oh!

[Eddie]
Your eyes are open,
But you refuse to see,
The laws of society
Were made for both you, and me.
Because of my color,
I struggle to be free.
Sticks and stones,
May break my bones,
But in the end,
You're gonna' see my friend, oh!

[Temptations]
No matter how hard you try,
You can't stop me now.

[Temptations]
Say it loud!
No matter how hard you try,
You can't stop me now.


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"Message from a Black Man" as written by Norman J. Whitfield Barrett Strong

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