LET THE WICKED WHO'S WICKED BE WICKED STILL 
AND LET THE RIGHTEOUS WHO'S RIGHTEOUS BE RIGHTEOUS STILL 

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YES IT IS BETTER TO BE GOOD THAN TO BE BAD 
OH GOSH, LOOK AT THAT 
MAN IT IS BETTER TO BE GOOD THAN TO BE BAD 
OH GOSH, PUT THIS ON DAT


NEWS PAPER IN THE MORNING TIME DROP 
I HAD TO PICK IT UP OFF THE MAT 
IT SHOW YOU HOW A BROTHER GOT SHOT 
AND A POLICEMAN AFTER THAT

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THE MEDIA SAID THE BROTHER WAS MAD 
SOME SAY HE WAS MELANCHOLY SAD 
HE MADE A LOT OF MUSIC FOR US 
NOW THEM A SAY THAT HE'S DANGEROUS

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THE FIRST TECHNOLOGIC BARBARIC WAR 
THEY CALL THAT ONE THE FIRST WORLD WAR 
THE SECOND TECHNOLOGIC BARBARIC WAR 
THEY CALL THAT ONE THE SECOND WORLD WAR 
AND ALL THOSE ECONOMICAL WARS 
ARE BASED UPON RUMOURS OF WARS 
CAREFUL ALL OF THESE COLLECTION OF WARS 
DON'T TURN OUT TO BE A NUCLEAR WAR

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THEM FIGHT AGAINST MARCUS GARVEY 
WHO SAID AFRICANS MUST BE FREE 
A PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW THEM ROOTS 
IS LIKE A TREE WHAT CANNOT BEAR GOOD FRUITS

CHORUS

NEWS PAPER IN THE MORNING TIME DROP 
I HAD TO PICK IT UP OFF THE MAT 
IT SHOW YOU HOW A BROTHER GOT SHOT 
AND A POLICEMAN AFTER THAT