New Agenda
Janet Jackson Lyrics


It ain't nothin but an us thang
And it's time for us to step it up and respect
That level of sisterhood
That's been holding up our neighborhood
And if it wasn't for our mothers
There would be no brothers
And if it wasn't for our sisters
There would be no misters
So it ain't nothin but a us thang
She's strong and that's a fact
Now it's time for us to take up the slack
Step it up, step it up, time to go to work

History hidden from me
To hide my identity
So I'd never feel
I am somebody

You've gouged my eyes
I see more clearly
You've tried to rob
My humanity

My spirit you tried to break
My soul you tried to take
There's no need to be afraid
Cause I won't do unto you now

Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

(no no)
Because of my gender
(no)
I've heard no too many times
Because of my race
I've heard no too many times
But with every no
I grow in strenght
That is why
African-American woman
I stand tall with pride

You want to know what it takes
To rid yourself of me now
There's nothing you can do
Accept me for who I am now

Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

Time to step it up, step it up
Better check yourself
I get vexed to protect what we got
Left her alone
Lookin for your own
Here it is I know what I'm sayin
But the klan ain't playin at the range
Gotta step it up us to discuss a must
It ain't nothin but an us thang
Rewind back to the time
Where the color of our mother
Had 'em call it a crime
Brother what in the world?
And the world says where is the black man
Support the woman and children
Time to step it up, step it up, it's playoff time
And the rhyme go to check, so check yourself

Amen
A new agenda's due

Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: ROBERT BELL, RONALD BELL, GEORGE BROWN, JAMES (US 1) HARRIS, JANET JACKSON, TERRY LEWIS, TERRY STEVEN LEWIS, ROBERT MICKENS, S. MORRIS, GENE JR. REDD, CARLTON RIDENHOUR, CARLTON DOUGLAS RIDENHOUR, CLAYDES SMITH, WOODROW SPARROW, DENNIS THOMAS, RICHARD WES

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Sakai Hitomi

Janet Jackson New Agenda

[Intro: Chuck D]
It ain't nothing but an us thang
And it's time for us to
Step it up and respect
That level of sisterhood
That's been holding up
Our neighborhood
And if it wasn't for our mothers
There would be no brothers
And if it wasn't for our sisters
There would be no misters
So it ain't nothin but a us thang
She's strong and that's a fact
Now it's time for us to
Take up the slack
Step it up, step it up
Time to go to work

[Verse 1: Janet Jackson]
History hidden from me
To hide my identity
So I'd never feel
I am somebody
You've gouged my eyes
I see more clearly
You've tried to rob
My humanity
My spirit you tried to break
My soul you tried to take
There's no need to be afraid
Cause I won't do unto you now

[Chorus: Janet Jackson]
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

[Verse 2: Janet Jackson]
(no no)
Because of my gender
(no)
I've heard no too many times
Because of my race
I've heard no too many times
But with every no
I grow in strength
That is why
African-American woman
I stand tall with pride
You want to know what it takes
To rid yourself of me now
There's nothing you can do
Accept me for who I am now

[Chorus: Janet Jackson]
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

[Verse 3: Chuck D]
Time to step it up, step it up
Better check yourself
I get vexed to protect what we got
Left her alone
Lookin for your own
Here it is I know what I'm sayin
But the Klan ain't
Playin at the range
Gotta step it up us to
Discuss a must
It ain't nothin but an us thang
Rewind back to the time
Where the color of our mother, had 'em call it a crime
Brother what in the world?
And the world says where
Is the black man
Support the woman and children
Time to step it up, step
It up, it's playoff time
And the rhyme go to check
So check yourself
(Amen, a new agenda's due)



Elian Jamsey

Janet Jackson Ft. Chuck D-New Agenda Lyrics

[Intro: Chuck D]
It ain't nothing but an us thang
And it's time for us to
Step it up and respect
That level of sisterhood
That's been holding up
Our neighborhood
And if it wasn't for our mothers
There would be no brothers
And if it wasn't for our sisters
There would be no misters
So it ain't nothin but a us thang
She's strong and that's a fact
Now it's time for us to
Take up the slack
Step it up, step it up
Time to go to work

[Verse 1: Janet Jackson]
History hidden from me
To hide my identity
So I'd never feel
I am somebody
You've gouged my eyes
I see more clearly
You've tried to rob
My humanity
My spirit you tried to break
My soul you tried to take
There's no need to be afraid
Cause I won't do unto you now

[Chorus: Janet Jackson]
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

[Verse 2: Janet Jackson]
(no no)
Because of my gender
(no)
I've heard no too many times
Because of my race
I've heard no too many times
But with every no
I grow in strength
That is why
African-American woman
I stand tall with pride
You want to know what it takes
To rid yourself of me now
There's nothing you can do
Accept me for who I am now

[Chorus: Janet Jackson]
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

[Verse 3: Chuck D]
Time to step it up, step it up
Better check yourself
I get vexed to protect what we got
Left her alone
Lookin for your own
Here it is I know what I'm sayin
But the Klan ain't
Playin at the range
Gotta step it up us to
Discuss a must
It ain't nothin but an us thang
Rewind back to the time
Where the color of our mother, had 'em call it a crime
Brother what in the world?
And the world says where
Is the black man
Support the woman and children
Time to step it up, step
It up, it's playoff time
And the rhyme go to check
So check yourself
(Amen, a new agenda's due)

[Chorus: Janet Jackson]
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due
Amen
It's time to know the truth
Our time has come to rejoice
A new agenda's due

[Outro: Janet Jackson]
Amen
All that we've been through
Our time has come to rejoice



All comments from YouTube:

Lux Lisbon

I'm a white woman and I will never experience what a black woman has to go through in her life. I can have solidarity but I will never understand. But Janet, you've provided me the tiniest crack through the door with this song through which I can look for 4 minutes.

Lux Lisbon

mr jack spencer Not ashamed to be white. Just aware that I can’t have the same experiences as other folks, as I only have my own perspective. Let’s not make it about skin colour. It’s about perspective.

hutch

@mr jack spencer She's not talking about the past. She's talking about now. Let's just face it. You don't want to acknowledge a problem exists. You're perfect. Congratulations.

mr jack spencer

​@hutch The way that she speaks is ridiculous " im white woman, i will never understand.. bla bla bla... 0ur generation is not responsable from the past.

hutch

@mr jack spencer Where did she say she was ashamed to be white? She said she had a different life experience than a black woman and learned from the song. Only racists can't understand that concept and falsely portray that as being ashamed of being white. Not today, buddy. Your way of thinking is going the way of the dinosaur. Extinction.

mr jack spencer

sad girl. Don't be shame to be white, it's not a crime

Heavy J

This song was just ahead of its time. She should have mad this a single. It's my favorite off the album

Bernice Copeland

Like Marvin Gaye what's going on

Starr Company

She said African American woman I stand proud🖤👍Her brother(Michael) use to say how proud he was
to be black as well🖤👍
I love being black👍🖤

hutch

OMG, can Janet say or do anything without someone bringing up Michael? This was a song about Black FEMALE pride and you can't even let her have her moment.

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