I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin’ (Open up the door, I’ll get it myself )

 

James Brown was a Garveyite. These lyrics are pure Garveyism.

I don’t want nobody to give me nothing
Open up the door, I’ll get it myself (3 times)

Don’t give me integration
Give me true communication
Don’t give me sorrow
I want equal opportunity to live tomorrow
Give me schools and give me better books
So I can read about myself and gain my truer looks

I don’t want nobody to give me nothing
Open up the door, I’ll get it myself

Some of us try as hard as we can
We don’t want no sympathy
Just want to be a man
You’ve used our sweat and blood
To put out every fire and block up every flood

I don’t want nobody to give me nothing
Open up the door, I’ll get it myself

We got talents we can use
From our side of town
Let’s get our heads together
Build ’em up from the ground
When some of us make money
We forget about our people

Forget about our honey
Forget about our honey

Look a here now…look a here

Got to have it…I need it…give it to me now…come on…come on now
Come on

I don’t want nobody to give me nothing
Open up the door, I’ll get it myself

I’m not gonna tell you what to do
I’m not gonna raise a fuss
But before you make another move
Let’s start by taking care of us

I don’t want nobody to give me nothing
Open up the door, I’ll get it myself

Kids get that education
and don’t take no pause
Cause if we want to get this thing together
you got to carry the ball

Let me say that again

Kids get that education
and don’t take no pause
Cause if we want to get this thing together
you got to carry the ball

I don’t want nobody to give me nothing
Open up the door, I’ll get it myself
Open up the door
Open up the door
Open up the door
Open up the door

Open up the door

hey hey hey hey

Open up the door

HEY!!!

By Nnamdi Azikiwe

The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.

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