Staples, Mavis - The Voice Lyrics




Lord, have mercy
Bang! - A gunshot rings out
13-year-old baby falls 2 the ground
See the killer runnin' down the street
Tell me killer, can you hear the sound?

Tap, tap, tappin' on your window like a fallin' rain
Cryin' like a baby in a cradle sayin' pick me up again

Ching! - Mr. Politician goes on vacation
Brings along a friend or 2
In the disguise of taxes
Mr. Politician (sends) sends the bill 2 you know who

Tap, tap, tappin' on your window like a fallin' rain
(Tappin' on my window like a fallin' rain)
Cryin' like a baby in a cradle sayin' pick me up again
(Cryin' like a baby, pick me up)
Can't you hear the voice? (Oh yeah)

The nightsticks are still singin'
4-part harmony on brother's back
Justice is doomed when we don't start no S-H
And there's still some I-T in all of that

Tap, tap, tappin' on your window like a fallin' rain
(Can't you hear it tappin' like a fallin' rain fine-tune cryin' like a baby?)
Cryin' like a baby in a cradle sayin' pick me up again
(Pick me up, pick me up)
I'm talkin' about the voice, y'all

Ha, suky, suky now
Sho'mon (Tap)
Sho'mon (Tap)
Help me here (Tap)
Tappin' (Tap)
Tappin', tappin', ha ha (Tap)
Tap on it, tap on it (Tap) (Tap)

Can't you see it's just dirty money?
If your brother man is dyin' in the flow
Take off these chains (Tap) (Tap)
And listen 2 the voice callin' (Tap)
We gotta go, gotta go (Tap) (Tap)

Tap, tap, tappin' on your window like a fallin' rain
(Oh yeah, like a fallin' rain)
Cryin' like a baby in a cradle sayin' pick me up again
(Cryin' like a baby, pick me up, pick me up)

5-4-3-2-1, keep the war over (Tap)
But how many want to keep the peace (Tap) (Tap)
We keep buildin' guns when we could build love (Tap)
(When we need 2 build love)
'cause that's when the war will cease

you know it, you know it (Tap) (Tap)
Can't you hear the voices? (Tap) (Tap)
Can't you hear the sound? (Tap)
Take heed, get your house in order (Tap)

Tap, tap, tappin' on your window like a fallin' rain
(Tappin', tappin' like a.. like a fallin' rain)
Cryin' like a baby in a cradle sayin' pick me up again
(Cryin'' like a baby, pick me up, pick me up)

Sighin' like a woman on fire
When she's ready 4 some of your love
(Born ready 4 all of your love)
The voice is just a-steady-callin'
(The voice is callin')
Until you give in, until you give up





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Staples, Mavis The Voice Comments
  1. King Pleasure

    Lyrics an song by Prince. Dinomite.

    La route

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNFo9kBc-CE

  2. J. B.

    So sexy.

  3. pointers2425

    That's great & powerfull --> plz --> more from this amazing lady !

  4. Johnny Teague

    Thank you for posting this
    I need this on vinyl

  5. brian skeete

    Classic Mavis!!!!!!!

  6. Tess Wonderful

    Sooo. good!! Thanks Prince and Mavis.

  7. Cameron black

    I love this song it speaks the truth now and till the end of time,thank you Prince for a excellent song and thank you Mavis Staples for your interpretation of it.

  8. kanesgirl623

    Wow! Love!

  9. C Flow

    YES!!!!! Love this

  10. verbatimmags

    Love it! Thank you.