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Coloring Club Plus — 9/20/19

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The Neville Brothers were an American R&B/soul/funk group, formed in 1977 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The group notion started in 1976, when the four brothers of the Neville family, Art (1937-2019), Charles, (1938–2018), Aaron (b. 1941), and Cyril (b. 1948) came together to take part in the recording session of the Wild Tchoupitoulas, a Mardi Gras Indian group led by the Nevilles’ uncle, George Landry (“Big Chief Jolly”). The group formally disbanded in 2012 but reunited in 2015 for a farewell concert in New Orleans. Charles Neville died of pancreatic cancer on April 26, 2018, at the age of 79. Art Neville died on July 22, 2019, at the age of 81. A cause of death has not yet been provided.

Brother’s Keeper is the fifth studio album by the The Neville Brothers, released in 1990 on A&M Records. The album features background vocals performed by Linda Ronstadt on “Fearless”, as well as Buffy Sainte-Marie and Marva Wright on “Sons and Daughters.”

Today there will be two selections, as it was very difficult to choose only one. They will be the ones mentioned above, Fearless and Sons and Daughters.

 

I took a walk along the sea
Lost in thoughts of you and me
Just like the moon turning the tide
I feel a pull from so deep inside

So many questions haunting us
So many doubts attacked our love
Dangerous thoughts of what could go wrong
Against the odds we must carry on

Must be strong and fearless
We must be fearless
Ooh, counting on help from above
Trusting the power of love
We must be fearless fearless, fearless

For so long I was afraid
To step from the shadow of my mistakes
Your love has given me the courage I need
Together I know nothing can stop you and me

If we are fearless
We must be fearless
Ooh, counting on help from above
Trusting the power of love
We must be fearless, we must be fearless

We must stand in the light, willing to fight
Whatever may come between us

And be fearless, we must be fearless
Ooh, counting on help from above
Trusting the power of love
We must be fearless, fearless, fearless
Fearless, fearless, fearless
Fearless, fearless, fearless
Songwriters: Gary Nicholson / Brian Stoltz / Walter Wilson

Young man on his way home from the market,
Just enjoying a beautiful afternoon
Gets kinda dark, sun just set

There’s these other young men standing
On the corner, nothing to do, just hangin’ around
They’re passing out their weapons to each other:

brass knuckles – pipes – chains – half a bricks
– broken bottles – switchblades

Young man lands in jail for some crime he did not commit
352 years hard labor in Angola prison – 352 years at hard labor
Sleepless nights between sugar cane and cotton
It’s where he learns the ropes and pays with his soul
For some crime he did not commit

We think we’re safe at home with our bumper stickers saying – Just say no –
We give up a few freedoms here and there in the name of a – Squeaky clean America –

Now they’ve got us hypnotized and hysterical
Now they’ve got us hypnotized and hysterical
Screaming for blood and justice
Now they’ve got us hypnotized and hysterical
Screaming for blood and justice

They show us the faces of hatred over and over – a new one every week
Could be Manuel Noriega
Could be the Ayatollah
Any old scapegoat ‘ll do
The young man will be our sacrificial lamb

Pro choice – no choice
We’re sending our sons and daughters to their slaughter
Pro choice – no choice
Slogans mean nothing to a young man facing 352 years hard labor in Angola

To a young man facing 352 years hard labor in Angola
For a crime he did not commit
It’s freedom of speech – as long as you don’t say too much

You can’t stop running water
You can’t kill the fire that burns inside
Don’t deny our flesh and blood
And don’t forsake our sons and daughters

You can’t stop running water
You can’t kill the fire that burns inside
Don’t deny our flesh and blood
And don’t forsake our sons and daughters

It’s freedom of speech – as long as you don’t say too much
I think we’re all runnin’ thinkin’ that we can hide
I think we’re runnin’ tryin’ to get away
But sooner or later we gonna realize
We gonna meet up with the truth face to face

Songwriters: ART NEVILLE / WILLIE GREEN / MALCOLM BURN / RON CUCCIA / LORRAINE NEVILLE / ARTHER NEVILLE

5 thoughts on “Coloring Club Plus — 9/20/19

  1. I need to expand my knowledge of them. Aaron is the one I know more than the others. They could sing the phone book and sound good. Thanks for the two songs Lisa.

    My internet finally came back on last night around midnight

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