"Hey Tracy, my mom is hosting a platter
Party up on North Avenue, wanna check it out"?

"May I also check it out?"

"Oh, you surely may"

"I've never been to North Avenue"

"Ya think it'll be all right for, you know us?"

"It's cool, cracker boy"

"Being invited places by colored people"

"It feels so hip"

"I'm glad you feel that way, friends,
'Cause not everybody does"

"I can't see why people look at me
And only see the color of my face"

"And then there's those
That try to help, god knows
But have to always put me in my place"

"Now I won't ask you to be color blind
'Cause if you pick the fruit
Then girl, you're sure to find"

"The blacker the berry
The sweeter the juice
I could say it ain't so
But darlin', what's the use?"

"The darker the chocolate
The richer the taste
And that's where it's at
Now run and tell that"

"Run and tell that"

"Run and tell that"

"Run and tell that"

"I can't see
Why people disagree
Each time I tell them
What I know is true"

"And if you come
And see the world I'm from
1 bet your heart is gonna feel it too"

"Yeah, I could lie
But baby, let's be bold
Vanillajian be nice
But if the truth be told"

"The blacker the berry
The sweeter the juice
I could say it ain't so
But darlin', what's the use"

"The darker the chocolate
The richer the taste
That's where it's at
Now run and tell that"

"Run and tell that"

"Hey, you're Tracy Turnblad
You're my favorite dancer on
The Corny Collins Show"

"This is my sister, Li'l Inez"

"Sure, I saw you at the auditions"

"Well, you're the only one who
Did, 'cause they kicked me out
On my young, gifted and black behind"

"Tell 'em about it"

"I'm tired of coverin' up all my pride"

"So give me five on the black-hand side"

"I've got a new way of movin'
And I got my own voice"

"So how can I help
But to shout and rejoice"

"The people 'round here
Can barely pay their rent
They're tryin' to make dollar
Out a fifteen cent, but we got a spirit
Money just cant buy"

"It's deep as a river
And soars to the sky"

"I can't see the reason it cant be
The kinda world where we all get our chance"

"The time is now and we can show them how
To turn the music up and let's all dance"

"'Cause all things are equal
When it comes to love
Well, that ain't quite true
'Cause when push comes to shove"

"The blacker the berry
The sweeter the juice
I could say it ain't so"

"But darlin', what's the use
The darker the chocolate
The richer the taste
That's where it's at"

"Now run and tell that"

"Run and tell that"

"Run and tell that"
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Run And Tell That Lyrics

Elijah Kelley – Run And Tell That Lyrics