The Sounds and Meanings Essay

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Prince — Dear Mr. Man What's wrong with the world 2day? Things just got 2 get better Show me what the leaders say Maybe we should write a letter Said Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand Why poor people keep struggling but U don't lend a helping hand Matthew 5:5 say “The meek shall inherit the earth” We wanna b down that way but U been trippin since the day of your birth Who said that 2 kill is a sin Then started every single war that Ur people been in? Who said that water is a precious commodity Then dropped a big old black oil slick in the deep blue sea? [ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsty.com/prince-dear-mr-man-lyrics.html ] Who told me, Mr. Man, that working round the clock would buy me a big housed in the hood Cigarette ads on every block Who told me, Mr. Man, that Eye got a right 2 moan? How about this bog old hole in the ozone? What's wrong with the world 2day Things just got 2 get better Dear Mr. Man, we don't understand Maybe we should write a letter Listen, Ain't no sense in voting – same song with a different name Might not b in the back of the bus but it sure feel just the same Ain't nothing fair about welfare Ain't no assistance in AIDS We ain't that affirmative about your actions until the people get paid Ur thousand years r up Now U got 2 share the land Section 1 – the 14th amendment says “No state shall deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law” Mr. Man, we want 2 end this letter with 3 words We tired

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