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Let Robeson Sing

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Name Let Robeson Sing
Album/Single Know Your Enemy
Length 3:46
Type Single
First Live Performance 17th February 2001
Recorded El Cortijo Studios, Malaga, Spain 2000
Released 10th September 2001
Producer Dave Eringa, Mike Hedges
Chart Position 19


CD1

  1. Let Robeson Sing
  2. Masking Tape
  3. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel
  4. Let Robeson Sing (Video)

CD2

  1. Let Robeson Sing
  2. Let Robeson Sing (Ian Brown Mix)
  3. Let Robeson Sing (Felix Da Housecat Mix)
  4. Let Robeson Sing (Live At Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, 17 February 2001)
  5. Let Robeson Sing (Video From Karl Marx Theatre, Havana, 17 February 2001)

12"

Side A

  1. Fear Of Motion
  2. Let Robeson Sing (Ian Brown Mix)

Side B

  1. Let Robeson Sing (Felix Da Housecat Mix)





Lyrics

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Where are you now?
Broken up or still around?
The CIA says you're a guilty man
Will we see the likes of you again?

Can anyone make a difference anymore?
Can anyone write a protest song?
Pinky lefty revolutionary
Burnt at the stake for

A voice so pure - a vision so clear
I've got to learn to live like you
Learn to sing like you

Went to Cuba to meet Castro
Never got past sleepy Moscow
A giant man with a heavenly voice
MK Ultra turned you paranoid

No passport 'til 1958
McCarthy poisoned through with hate
Liberty lost still buried today
Beneath the lie of the USA

Say what you want
Say what you want

A voice so pure - a vision so clear
I've got to learn to live like you
Learn to sing like you

"Now let the Freedom Train come zooming down the track
Gleaming in the sunlight for white and black
Not stopping at no stations marked colored nor white
Just stopping in the fields in the broad daylight

Stopping in the country in the wide open air
Where there never was a Jim Crow sign nowhere
And no lilly-white committees, politicians of note
Nor poll tax layer through which colored can't vote

And there won't be no kinda color lines
The Freedom Train will be yours
And mine"

A voice so pure - a vision so clear
I've got to learn to live like you
Learn to sing like you

Sing it loud, sing it proud
I will be here, I will be found
Sing it loud, sing it proud
I will be here, I will be found

Sleeve Quotes

  • "I shall take my voice wherever there are those who want to hear the melody of freedom" - Paul Robeson
  • "The artist must elect to fight for freedom or slavery - I have made my choice - I had no alternative" - Paul Robeson
  • "We have the power of numbers the power of organisation and the power of spirit" - Paul Robeson



Discography
Albums

Generation Terrorists | Gold Against The Soul | The Holy Bible | Everything Must Go | This Is My Truth Tell Me Yours | Know Your Enemy | Lifeblood | Send Away The Tigers | Journal For Plague Lovers | Postcards From A Young Man | Rewind The Film | Futurology

Compilations:

Forever Delayed | Lipstick Traces | National Treasures

Singles

Suicide Alley | UK Channel Boredom | New Art Riot | Motown Junk | You Love Us (Heavenly) | Feminine Is Beautiful | Stay Beautiful | Love's Sweet Exile/Repeat | You Love Us | Slash 'N' Burn | Motorcycle Emptiness | Suicide Is Painless | Little Baby Nothing | From Despair To Where | La Tristesse Durera (Scream to a Sigh) | Roses In The Hospital | Life Becoming A Landslide | Faster/P.C.P.| Revol | She Is Suffering | A Design For Life | Everything Must Go | Kevin Carter | Australia | If You Tolerate This Then Your Children Will Be Next | The Everlasting | You Stole The Sun From My Heart | Tsunami | The Masses Against The Classes | So Why So Sad | Found That Soul | Ocean Spray | Let Robeson Sing | There By The Grace Of God | The Love Of Richard Nixon | Empty Souls | God Save The Manics | Underdogs | Your Love Alone Is Not Enough | Autumnsong | Indian Summer | Ghost Of Christmas | Umbrella | (It's Not War) Just The End Of Love | Some Kind Of Nothingness | Postcards From A Young Man | This Is The Day | Show Me The Wonder | Anthem For A Lost Cause | Walk Me To The Bridge | Europa Geht Durch Mich | Futurology | Together Stronger (C'mon Wales)

James Dean Bradfield Solo

The Great Western

That's No Way To Tell A Lie | An English Gentleman

Nicky Wire Solo

I Killed The Zeitgeist

The Shining Path | Break My Heart Slowly