Artist: Nina Simone
Song Title: Why (The King of Love Is Dead)
What gonna happen now? In all of our cities?
My people are rising; they're living in lies,
Even if they have to die.
Even if they have to die at the moment, they know what life is.
Even at that one moment, that ya know what life is.
If you have to die, it's all right,
'Cause you know what life is.
You know what freedom is, for one moment of your life.
But he had seen the mountaintop,
And he knew he could not stop;
Always living with the threat of death ahead.
Folks you'd better stop and think.
Everybody knows we're on the brink.
What will happen, now that the King is dead?
We can all shed tears; it won't change a thing.
Teach your people: Will they ever learn?
Must you always kill with burn, and burn with guns.
And kill with guns and burn - don't you know how we gotta react?
But he had seen the mountaintop,
And he knew he could not stop;
Always living with the threat of death ahead.
Folks you'd better stop and think.
Everybody knows we're on the brink.
What will happen, now that the King of love is dead?

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