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Prince You Will Be Moved Lyrics

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Performed by Mavis Staples
Composed by Prince
U will be moved when the baby lets out his very first cry
U will be moved when U think of how hard he'll have 2 try
He'll grow up on an empty stomach, but he'll try his best 2 listen
2 the teacher readin' from a schoolbook with half the pages missin'
CHORUS:
Surely when the rain comes, U will be moved
La da da da da
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U will be moved, and U will be when the baby makes all the grades
U will be moved, and U will be when they still don't hire him anyway
Moved by a system without one single guarantee
That an education is the answer and love will set us free

CHORUS

Oh, U will be moved when the rain comes, oh yes, U will be moved
When the streets overflow with angry souls, that's when U see the truth
When the pain that U've inflicted comes back on your door 2 roost (Back on your door 2 roost)
That's when U'll see the future (future), but U won't see U

CHORUS

U will be moved when the whip comes down on the back of one of your own
U will be moved when U look 4 compassion but U find U're all alone
Moved, and U will be when U are, that's when U'll know
That the bread U share is better than the blood that your deeds have caused 2 flow
(That the bread is better than the blood)

CHORUS

Hey, U will be moved when the rain comes, oh yes, U will be moved
When the streets all flow with angry souls, that's when U'll see the truth
When the pain that U've inflicted comes back on your door 2 roost (Back on your door 2 roost)
That's when U'll see the future (future), but U won't see U

I said surely when the rain comes, U will be moved
La da da da da (La da da da da)
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Hey, surely, surely, surely (when the rain comes)
Surely y'all
Ow, la da da da da




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