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Public Enemy No. 1, Pt. 1 Lyrics

James Brown – Public Enemy No. 1, Pt. 1 Lyrics

You know I, this is James Brown
I'm such a lover of people
Because people did so much for me
I'm a lover of all humanity, all man kind
And I feel that he who has been successful
Should look out of for his fellow man, his brother
I feel that's my role, that's my job
I know when I was a kid
You see I was gonna be a preacher, huh, ay
Maybe I am, but to me, I feel like I'm a teacher, somewhat
'Cause I've been able to experience things that most, poor
Or a lot of people haven't been able to, even the rich
So I'll start by preaching right here
'Cause I want to preach to you one more time about heroin
I talked once before, now I want to preach
I want to start by saying
I heared heroin talking one more time and said
From where I came, nobody knows
I come from a land where the poppy seed grows
A whole nation gathered to plot my destruction
Because I'm a breeder of crime and wholesale corruption
You say, I'm pure and then undiluatable
And once I'm in your blood I make it pursuitable
Now only they say sing it on son
Sing it on son, she says I've lost my son, he's gone away
Sing it on son, you might save a life
I said madam, I say lookie here
I say, on a record and make all men
That date to use it will wallow in sin
Driven then to commit a world of crime
Captive their will and destroy their mind
They changed their lives and destroyed the meek
Misurer of fools and made the strong men weak
I know, wait a minute, lookie here
They take gold from the rich and made them poor
Take young foolish maden and made her a whore
Look at that
And then I heared about that time
I heard a man over in the corner
He was sitting down with his head hanging low
I noticed him when he first walked in
And he was addicted to drugs but he said I feel it
And brother I want to get up and testify
So everybody started screaming and hollering and crying
I saw a little tear coming from my eye 'cause I know I felt it
And this brother got up and said let me have it
I want to tell you everything
Talk to a man that knows
He said some will sell me and some will buy
For a state of affection and they 'cause high
But regardless of the position, reason of use
You control my addition and I give nothing but abuse
He said let me tell you about heroin
With a full cause of torment
For it's pleasures and pain
It will take all of your money and poison your brain
Lord, I started singing, I said mmmm
The place started rocking to kinda rocking a little bit
I heard someone tapping their foot and they sing on brother
I started humming a little in the back ground
And then that brother said wait a minute
He said, beware of the sharp needle brother, it'll make you sick
Annoyed, anguished, and won't let you kick
It'll make you hustle, steal, borrow and beg
I'm still talking about that bad thing, king heroin
When you want to look for a vein in your arm or your leg
I felt so bad I didn't know what to do
He said, more priceless than diamond, more treasured than gold
More important than whiskey more deadly than wine
It'll just give you discomfort and no piece of mind
And when you come out the nod, he said you'll always be aware
You've shot every drop of your heart and it's full of fear
Now you must rush out and hit another sting
Praise me as old heroin, the king
But he said be quick my friend get off your knees
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