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 … More I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothin’ (Open up the door, I’ll get it myself )
A lot of people have tried to contain me or to limit me. But you see, that is not my type of being, to be limited. You might call me a catalyst. A catalyst changes everything, but it remains unchanged. I’ve been called that. The Baroness Rothschild (Baroness Kathleen Annie Pannonica de Koenigswarter) says that … More Sun Ra: Not my type of being, to be limited.
We hold this myth to be potential. They hold their truths to be self evident. But our myth is not self evident, because it is a mystery. I’m not part of history. I’m more a part of the mystery, which is my story.
“They” say that “history repeats itself.” But history is only “his story.” You haven’t heard my story yet. “My story” is different from “his story.” My story is not part of history, because, history repeats itself, but my story is endless. It never repeats itself. Why should it? A sunset does not repeat itself. Neither … More Sun Ra: My Story is Endless