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    Jun 4, 2012 by

    Dr. Marshall asks the Street Soldiers, “What musical artists have had the biggest impact on your life?”

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    1. I called in and chose Erykah Badu’s “Bag Lady” as an influential and inspirational artist to me but I also wanted to add another amazing inspirational song similar to Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin On”. The song is called “What About Me” by Quicksilver Messenger Service written in the 60’s/70’s and just as applicable and relevant then as it is now. Here are the lyrics:

      You poisoned my sweet water.
      You cut down my green trees.
      The food you fed my children
      Was the cause of their disease.
      My world is slowly fallin’ down
      And the air’s not good to breathe.
      And those of us who care enough,
      We have to do something…

      (Chorus)
      Oh… oh What you gonna do about me?
      Oh… oh What you gonna do about me?
      Your newspapers,
      They just put you on.
      They never tell you
      The whole story.
      They just put your
      Young ideas down.
      I was wonderin’ could this be the end
      Of your pride and glory?

      (Chorus)
      I work in your factory.
      I study in your schools.
      I fill your penitentiaries.
      And your military too!
      And I feel the future trembling,
      As the word is passed around.
      “If you stand up for what you do believe,
      Be prepared to be shot down.”

      (Chorus)
      And I feel like a stranger
      In the land where I was born
      And I live like an outlaw.
      And I’m always on the run…
      And I’m always getting busted
      And I got to take a stand…
      I believe the revolution
      Must be mighty close at hand…

      (Chorus)
      I smoke marijuana
      But I can’t get behind your wars.
      And most of what I do believe
      Is against most of your laws
      I’m a fugitive from injustice
      But I’m goin’ to be free.
      ‘Cause your rules and regulations
      They don’t do the thing for me

      (Chorus)
      And I feel like a stranger
      In the land where I was born
      And I live just like an outlaw.
      And I’m always on the run.
      And though you may be stronger now, my time will come around.
      You keep adding to my numbers, and you shoot my people down.

    2. Malasya

      Take Me to the King by Tamela Mann that song does alot for be cause it make me feel like when I’m at my lowest and I have nothing I can still turn to god and he won’t turn his back on me

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