Say It Loud
James Brown Lyrics


Now we demand a chance to do things for ourserlf
We're tired of beatin' our head against the wall
And workin' for someone else
We're people, we're just like the birds and the bees
We'd rather die on our feet
Than be livin' on our knees
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud

Lyrics Β© Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ALFRED JAMES ELLIS, JAMES BROWN

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seedogg

🎢 Uh!
With your bad self!

[Hook]
Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 1]
Look a'here
some people say
we've got a lot of malice
Some say
it's a lot of nerve
But I say we won't quit movin'
until we get what we deserve
We've been 'buked
and we've been scorned
We've been treated bad,
talked about
as sure as you born
But just as sure as it takes two eyes to make a pair, (huh!)
Brother we can't quit
until we get our share

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
(one mo' time)
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud! huh!

[Verse 2]
I worked on jobs
with my feet and my hands
But all the work I did was for the other man
Now we demands a chance
to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our head against the wall
And working for someone else

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

Owww!
[Bridge]
Ooh-wee, get killin' me
All right, uh! you out of sight
All night, so tough
You're tough enough
Ooh-wee, uh, you're killing me
Oahhh!

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 3]
Now,
We demands a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our head against the wall
And workin' for someone else

Look here
there's one more thang
I got ta say righ' here

[Verse 4]
Now
We're people, we like the birds and the bees
and we'd rather die on our feet
Than keep livin' on our knees

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud! (huh!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud! huh!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud! huh!
Lordy, Lordy, Lordy!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Owww-www!

Huh!
[Bridge 2]
All right now,
good God
You know we can do
the boogaloo
Now we can say
with the funky broadway, and we do, (hah!)
Sometimes we dance we sing and we talk
You know I jump back and do the camel walk
All right now, (hah) all right
All right now
(hah!)

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
(Lemme here yah)
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 3]
Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our head against the wall
And working for someone else huh

[Verse 4]
Now we are people too,
we like the birds and the bees
But we'd rather die on our feet
Than keep livin' on our knees

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
(Let me here yah, ha)
Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud! (hah!)
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Owwww!

[Bridge 3]
Ooh-wee, you're killing me
All right, (uh!) out of sight
All right, you out of sight
Ooh-wee,
(ahhh naw!)
Ooh-wee, you're killing me
Ooh-wee, Ooh-wee
Ooh-wee
Ooh Owwww!

[Hook]
Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud! huh!
Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud!
(Good GOD I mean it!)
Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud!

Say it loud:
I'm black and I'm proud!!🎢



19 SON GREAT T

Uh! With your bad self!

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 1]
Some people say we've got a lot of malice
Some say it's a lot of nerve
But I say we won't quit moving until we get what we deserve
We have been 'buked and we have been scorned
We've been treated bad, talked about as sure as you're born
But just as sure as it takes two eyes to make a pair, ha
Brother we can't quit until we get our share

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 2]
I worked on jobs with my feet and my hands
But all the work I did was for the other man
Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our head against the wall
And working for someone else

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Bridge]
Ooh-wee, give it to me
All right, you're out of sight
All night, so tough
You're tough and rough
Ooh-wee, uh, you're killing me

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 3]
We demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our head against the wall
And working for someone else

[Verse 4]
We're people, we like the birds and the bees
We'd rather die on our feet
Than be living on our knees

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Bridge 2]
All right now, good God
You know we can do the boogaloo
Now we can say with the funky talk, and we do
Sometimes we sing and we talk
You know we jump back and do the camel walk
All right now, all right
All right

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Verse 3]
We demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We're tired of beating our head against the wall
And working for someone else

[Verse 4]
We're people, we like the birds and the bees
We'd rather die on our feet
Than be living on our knees

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

[Bridge 3]
Ooh-wee, you're killing me
All right, you're out of sight
All right, you're out of sight
Ooh-wee, ah
Ooh-wee, you're killing me
Ooh-wee

[Hook]
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!
Say it loud: I'm black and I'm proud!

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Scarlett Bouchardoune

Say it loud! I'm black and I'm proud

Uh! Your bad self!
Say it loud! I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder! I'm black and I'm proud
Look a-here!
Some people say we got a lot of malice, some say it's a lotta nerve
But I say we won't quit movin' until we get what we deserve
We've been buked and we've been scourned
We've been treated bad, talked about as sure as you're born
But just as sure as it take two eyes to make a pair, huh!
Brother we can't quit until we get our share
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud
One more time, say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, huh!
I've worked on jobs with my feet and my hands
But all the work I did was for the other man
And now we demands a chance to do things for ourselves
We tired of beatin' our head against the wall
An' workin' for someone else
Say it loud! I'm black and I'm proud
Say it loud! I'm black and I'm proud, oh!
Ooh-wee, you're killin' me
Alright, uh, you're out of sight!
Alright, so tough you're tough enough!
Ooh-wee uh! you're killin' me! oow!
Say it loud! I'm black and I'm proud
Say it louder! I'm black and I'm proud
Now we demand a chance to do things for ourselves
We tired of beatin' our heads against the wall
And workin' for someone else look a-here
There's one thing more I got to say right here
Now, now we're people, we're like the birds and the bees
We rather die on our feet than keep livin' on our knees
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud Lord-a, Lord-a, Lord-a
Say it loud, I'm black and I'm proud, ooh!
Uh! alright now, good God
You know we can do the boogaloo



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doc2skate

Remember many ofΒ us kids singing this at every opportunity in elementary school.Β  It gave us dignity and a feeling of empowerment.Β Β And a lot of kids were encouraged to embrace their heritage.

Elizabeth

@Lyfesdance πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ Amen !

Elizabeth

@Jack πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Boot Nokz

@Jean C Blacks was experiencing a lot of racism and hate back when this song came out so this song gave us black people a sense of empowerment and it also brought us together as a people. This song had no malice or anything hateful towards other races just a song specifically for blacks to uplift us during those trying times. Now to answer your question I don’t think anyone would care if you yelled your white and proud because you should be proud of who you are ain’t nothing wrong with that. Have a great day

Boot Nokz

@Jack I know that’s right jack ✊🏿

Jax

I'm an 80s baby and it did the same for my generation..😁

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William Parker

I was 12 years old when this came out in 1968 and I cried like a baby because somebody finally said it! JAMES BROWN! I BEEN BLACK AND PROUD EVER SINCE!

Anthony Bridgeforth

The most influential musician that ever lived...who defined what it is to be a Black Man in America.

Yes, "Say It Loud, I'm Black and I'm Proud"

Rest In Eternal Peace My Brother...

Your music and message lives forever.

Deangelo

Facts

Morton Collins

@Julian Bud doing it to death pt 1&2

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