Who Sang Black Messiah? The Kinks

The Kinks Misfits cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
release date: 1978-5-17
genres: Rock
styles: Pop Rock/Classic Rock
length: 3:27
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
So don't shoot me for saying mine
Everybody talking about racial equality
Cause everybody's equal in the good Lord's eyes
But if I told you that God was black
What would you think of that
I bet you wouldn't believe it

There's a self made prophet living right next to me
He said the Black Messiah's gonna come and set the whole world free
He looked at me with his evil eye and prophesied
And he really believed it

He said a Black Messiah is gonna set the world on fire
And he's no liar, 'cause he has truly heard the word
Everybody talking about racial equality
But I'm the only honky living on an all black street
They knock me down 'cause they brown and I white

Everybody got the right to speak their mind
So don't shoot me for saying mine
Everybody talking about racial equality
You hear everybody talking about equal rights
But white's white, black's black and that's that
And that's the way you should leave it

Don't want no Black Messiah to come and set the world on fire
A Black Messiah is gonna come and rule the world
Everybody got to show a little give and take
Everybody got to live with a little less hate
Everybody gotta work it out, we gotta sort it out
Everybody got the right to speak their mind
So don't shoot me for saying mine



Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Misfits
  • 2 Hay Fever
  • 3 Live Life
  • 4 A Rock ā€™nā€™ Roll Fantasy
  • 5 In a Foreign Land
  • 6 Permanent Waves
  • 7 Black Messiah
  • 8 Out of the Wardrobe
  • 9 Trust Your Heart
  • 10 Get Up

  • Album Information
    label: Arista
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin