"Ode to a Black Man" as written by and Philip Parris Lynott....
If you see Stevie Wonder
Tell him I'm here
If you see Stevie Wonder
Tell him I see

I don't want no songs for plants
I want songs for me
I don't want no songs for plants
I want liberty

If you see The Doctor
Tell him he's King
If you see The Doctor
Tell him he's still King

But this bad black boy
Won't be blown away by anything
Yes, this bad black boy
Won't be blown away by anything

There are people in this town that try to put me down
They say I don't give a damn
But the people in this town that try to put me down
Are the people in this town
That could never understand a black man

Get it man

There are people in this town that try to put me down
They say I don't give a damn (Damn)
But the people in this town that try to put me down
Are the people in this town
That could never understand a black man

If you see Robert Johnson
Tell him I'm here
If you see Jimi
Tell him it's clear

I've been living on the wrong side
But now I'm here
I've been living on the wrong side
But now I'm here


There are people in this town that try to put me down
They say I don't give a damn
But the people in this town that try to put me down
Are the people in this town
That could never understand a black man


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