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living in America

July 13th, 2011

James Brown “Living In America” (7″ – 45 rpm)


Ow! Knock me out!
Super highways, coast to coast, easy to get anywhere
On the transcontinental overload, just slide behind the wheel
How does it feel
When there’s no destination – that’s too far
And somewhere on the way, you might find out who you are
Living in America – eye to eye, station to station
Living in America – hand to hand, across the nation
Living in America – got to have a celebration
Rock my soul
Smokestack, fatback, many miles of railroad track
All night radio, keep on runnin’ through your rock ‘n’ roll soul
All night diners keep you awake, hey, on black coffee and a hard roll
You might have to walk the fine line, you might take the hard line
But everybody’s working overtime
I live in America, help me out, but I live in America, wait a minute
You might not be looking for the promised land, but you might find it anyway
Under one of those old familiar names
Like New Orleans (New Orleans), Detroit City (Detroit City),
Dallas (Dallas) Pittsburg P.A. (Pittsburg P.A.), New York City (New York City)
Kansas City (Kansas City), Atlanta (Atlanta), Chicago and L.A.
Living in America – hit me – living in America – yeah, I walk in and out
Living in America
I live in America – state lines, gonna make the prime, that
I live in America – hey, I know what it means, I
Living in America – hit me, I said now, eye to eye, station to station
Living in America – so nice, with your bad self
Living in America – I feel good!


James Brown gave me soul power when i shook his hand (article by Pete Rock) — http://mycolumbuspower.com/its-all-black-music/theurbandaily/pete-rock-james-brown-gave-me-soul-power-when-i-shook-his-hand%E2%80%9Dexclusive/

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