One More Word

Written By: Mike Viola and Aime Cesare
Mike Viola Involvement: Co-Writer, Performer
 
 

This Song Appears On:

1990Kenmore SquareStudio Album

 

Lyrics


Today he saw the sun
It showered through his soul
The pain that heats his blood
Is gonna bring back his soil

From the sound of the old man crying
To the silence of the babies dying
Cold truth is never heard
It's buried with the dead 

Oh, brother don't speak so loud
There's a white bird in the bushes
With a very big mouth

One more word out of you
They're gonna take you down from your homeland
And send you back black and blue
One more word out of you
They're gonna strip you down, chain you up
and peel you off the botton of your bright polished shoes 

Today he felt the Earth
Revolving like a gun
Under his feet he heard
The sound of revolution

Today he doesn't feel ashamed
Today he don't feel afraid
He's tired of being oppressed
He's gonna raise his consciousness

Oh, brother don't speak so loud
There's a white bird in the bushes
With a very big mouth

One more word out of you
They're gonna take you down from your homeland
And send you back black and blue
One more word out of you
They're gonna strip you down, chain you up
and peel you off the botton of your bright polished shoes 

When I hear on the radio
That another Negro's
Been lynched in America
I say we have been lied to 
Hitler's still alive

When I hear on the radio
That another prisoner
Has slipped and died 
I say we have been lied to
Hitler's still alive

And he's likely to be found in Pretoria
And he's likely to be found in Pretoria 
And he's likely to be found in Pretoria
And he's likely to be found...