"Rhythm Nation" as written by and Janet/lewis Jackson....
With music by our side
To break the color lines
Let's work together
To improve our way of life
Join voices in protest
To social injustice
A generation full of courage
Come forth with me
People of the world today
Are we looking for a better way of life
We are a part of the rhythm nation
People of the world unite
Strength in numbers we can get it right
One time
We are a part of the rhythm nation

This is the test
No struggle no progress
Lend a hand to help
Your brother do his best
Things are getting worse
We have to make them better
It's time to give a damn
Let's work together come on

People of the world today
Are we looking for a better way of life
We are a part of the rhythm nation
People of the world unite
Strength in numbers we can get it right
One time
We are a part of the rhythm nation



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"Rhythm Nation" as written by James Samuel Iii/lewis Harris

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., JANET JACKSON DBA BLACK ICE

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    General Commentwow, no one's written on this yet.

    well, it's basically looking at the distance and segregation between cultures and races within our own country. she's trying to motivate people to work together as one cohesive unit. music is probably the one thing that we all have in common and she tries to use it to connect us.
    mysticiston August 05, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis is like the only janet jackson song i like cos we do a dance to it at my dance school, haha. I spose the whole jackson family like too unite the world with music, but its kewl.
    xxchelson December 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhat spelling is that!
    justlingon June 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWell, justling, what kind of grammar is that?
    SaDiabloon October 10, 2008   Link
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    General Commentgood song
    Danielistheincrowd19on August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBack when this song was written, there was a bit of a stink over black artists being played on MTV. Before this era, black music was black and white music was white. Nowadays there's not really a color line. That's what this song is about. It was written in the heat of the musical color wars.
    RedDollShoeson April 19, 2011   Link

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