Here, have a dollar
In fact, no brotherman here, have two
Two dollars means a snack for me
But it means a big deal to you
Be strong, serve God only
Know that if you do, beautiful heaven awaits
That's the poem I wrote for the first time
I saw a man with no clothes, no money, no plate
Mr. Wendal, that's his name
No one ever knew his name cause he's a no-one
Never thought twice about spending on a ol' bum
Until I had the chance to really get to know one
Now that I know him, to give him money isn't charity
He gives me some knowledge, I buy him some shoes
And to think blacks spend all that money on big colleges
Still most of y'all come out confused

Go ahead, Mr. Wendal

Mr. Wendal has freedom
A free that you and I think is dumb
Free to be without the worries of a quick to diss society
For Mr. Wendal's a bum
His only worries are sickness
And an occasional harassment by the police and their chase
Uncivilized we call him
But I just saw him eat off the food we waste
Civilization, are we really civilized, yes or no
Who are we to judge
When thousands of innocent men could be brutally enslaved
And killed over a racist grudge
Mr. Wendal has tried to warn us about our ways
But we don't hear him talk
Is it his fault when we've gone too far
And we got too far, cause on him we walk
Mr. Wendal, a man, a human in flesh
But not by law
I feed you dignity to stand with pride
Realize that all in all you stand tall

Go ahead, Mr. Wendal
Mr. Wendal, yeah
Lord, Mr. Wendal


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Mr. Wendal Lyrics as written by Todd A. Thomas Todd Thomas

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    this is a classic, i luv it. there should be tons of comments on this song!

    iluvFMon March 29, 2006   Link
  • +2
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    Agreed.

    she_speakson October 04, 2006   Link
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    great song from an underappreciated band

    mr above averageon February 16, 2008   Link
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    There are NO comments on "I am Everyday People." This is shameful! I guess positive message rap is for wussies on this board.

    And there's plenty of Tupac but I cannot find notorious BIG! WTF??!

    drpoundsignon March 28, 2008   Link
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    Great song... Makes u think...

    vstruharon April 01, 2007   Link

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