Kung Fu
Curtis Mayfield Lyrics


Our days of comfort, days of night
Don't put yourself in solitude
Who can I trust with my life
When people tend to be so rude

My mama borned me in a ghetto
There was no mattress for my head
But, no, she couldn't call me Jesus
I wasn't white enough, she said
And then she named me, Kung Fu
Don't have to explain it, no, Kung Fu
Don't know how you'll take it, Kung Fu
I'm just trying to make it, Kung Fu

I've got some babys and some sisters
My brother worked for Uncle Sam
It's just a shame, ain't it, Mister
We being brothers of the damned

Keep your head high, Kung Fu
I will til I die, yeah, Kung Fu
Don't be too intense, no, Kung Fu
Keep your common sense, yeah, Kung Fu

Don't mistake life for a secret
There is no secret part of you
You bet your life if you think wicked
Someone else is thinking wicked too

My mama borned me in a ghetto
There was no mattress for my head
But, no, she couldn't name me Jesus
I wasn't white enough, she said

And then she named me, Kung Fu
Don't have to explain it, no, Kung Fu
Don't know how you'll take it, Kung Fu
I'm just trying to make it, Kung Fu

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Written by: CURTIS MAYFIELD

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slint69

Our days of comfort, days of night
Don't put yourself in solitude
Who can I trust with my life
When people tend to be so rude?

My mama borned me in a ghetto
There was no mattress for my head
But, no, she couldn't call me Jesus
I wasn't white enough, she said

And then she named me, (y'all), Kung Fu
Don't have to explain it, no, Kung Fu
Don't know how you'll take it, (here), Kung Fu
I'm just trying to make it, (love), Kung Fu

I've got some babies and some sisters
My brother worked for Uncle Sam
It's just a shame, ain't it, Mister?
We being brothers of the damned

But loving brings about a difference
You are my love...I do believe
Shall we join hands for tomorrow?
Don't carry nothin' up your sleeve

Keep your head high, Kung Fu
I will 'til I die, yeah, Kung Fu
Don't be too intense, no, Kung Fu
Keep your common sense, yeah, Kung Fu


Don't be mistaken for a secret
There is no secret part of you
You bet your life if you think wicked (don't think wicked child)
Someone else is thinking wicked, too

Keep your head high, Kung Fu
I will 'til I die, yeah, Kung Fu
Don't be too intense, no, Kung Fu
Keep your common sense, yeah, Kung Fu


Our days of comfort, days of night
Don't put yourself in solitude
Who can I trust with my life
When people tend to be so rude?

My mama borned me in a ghetto
There was no mattress for my head
But, no, she couldn't name me Jesus
I wasn't white enough, she said

And then she named me, (y'all), Kung Fu
Don't have to explain it, no, Kung Fu
Don't know how you'll take it, (here), Kung Fu
I'm just trying to make it, (love), Kung Fu


(y'all), Kung Fu
Yeah, Kung Fu



I YAM WHITE

Growin up in the hood
Yee meeyin 1984
A little black kid came of age
Popo joggin
Eager to peel a cat
I put ya quick to a nat
Its the same old story
Moms walk in to collect my woopin
Livin fast on the wrong
Side of the law
Growing up in the hood

Life aimed at nothing
Drug bindgin and money
Wear a hat if you're cold and hoarse
Life
Aimed
Bindgin and money

MCH8



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CheckMate657879

The entire song is a movie score - intensity, drama, suspense - Curtis Mayfield was truly, truly gifted. He's sorely missed.

luis ramirez

Sure sounds like my man Curtis made a heavy impression on Prince , and that is the power of the 70's all over again . both of these great artist living forever with their music !

Chad Kelham

That drum break @ 5:05...so golden.

Larryj Williams

Curtis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice. First as member of the Impressions in 1991, then as a solo artist in 1999.

MrVb66

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Grip Wilson

@Apprentess Gooden thought they was from philly...

Dog

The bassline is so good!

Santana Jackson

Yeah that bassline is pretty damn serious

D M

Yes it is

Signalsoldier

Simple. Showing you dont have to cram as many notes in a bar as fast as possible to be funky. Slow, low and well placed.

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