Kinks, The - Black Messiah Lyrics




Everybody got the right to speak their mind
So don't shoot me for saying mine
Everybody talking about racial equality
'Cos everybody's equal in the good Lord's eyes
But if I told you that God was black
What would you think of that
I bet you wouldn't believe it

There's a self made prophet living right next to me
He said the Black Messiah's gonna come and set the whole world free
He looked at me with his evil eye and prophesied
And he really believed it

He said a Black Messiah is gonna set the world on fire
And he no liar, 'cos he has truly heard the word
Everybody talk about racial equality
But I'm the only honky living on an all black street
They knock me down 'cos they brown and I white
Like you wouldn't believe it

They say a Black Messiah is gonna set the world on fire
A Black Messiah is gonna come and rule the world
Everybody talk about racial equality
Everybody talk about equal rights
But white's white, black's black and that's that
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
So don't shoot me for saying mine

Everybody talking about racial equality
You hear everybody talking about equal rights
But white's white, black's black and that's that
And that's the way you should leave it

Don't want no Black Messiah to come and set the world on fire
A Black Messiah is gonna come and rule the world
Everybody got to show a little give and take
Everybody got to live with a little less hate
Everybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it out
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
So don't shoot me for saying mine





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Kinks, The Black Messiah Comments
  1. A.H Man

    The Kinks are one of the best bands ever.

  2. Брандон Кeллeр

    Strange song. Almost liberal trash, then some bible belt shit :D i like the sound of it though

  3. nerdygmr5

    this song is so underrated

  4. nick barker

    THE BLACK MESSIAH HAS RISEN AND IS HERE

    Брандон Кeллeр

    nick barker who is it?

    nick barker

    Brandon Keller If you're serious just look him up on YouTube watch his videos learn

    Брандон Кeллeр

    nick barker Look who up? If it's a radical "black people are being oppressed STILL" then I don't want to fucking hear it.

    nick barker

    Brandon Keller type in Black messiah TV and find out for yourself

    Брандон Кeллeр

    nick barker Are you sure this dude isn't some freak... This is some creepy shit. Probably kills white people then claims God told him to do it...

  5. greg carpenter

    what am I supposed to say if im the first viewer ???

    Matthew Stetson

    +greg carpenter Thank the Academy and perhaps give your opinion on the song.

    RD got some flack for race baiting with this song upon the album's release. It isn't hurtful but I never thought it was anything special lyrically, given it was predictably a topic of conversation. Different edit than the version on the '78 Misfits release. I have always liked the the Preservation Hall Jazz Band style horns on top of the reggae back beat.