Who Sang The Knowledge? Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson Rhythm Nation 1814 cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing
writers: James Samuel Iii Harris, James Harris Iii, Terry Lewis
release date: 1989-9-15
genres: Electronic Hip Hop Funk / Soul Pop
styles: RnB/Swing/Pop Rock/Downtempo/Synth-pop/Spoken Word
length: 3:54
Insight to what's goin' on
Information keeps us strong
What you don't know can't hurt you bad
Take it from me you'll be walkin' around sad
Cryin' for a better day
Until you educate for a better way
So if you wanna be in control
Ya gotta get yourself in the know

Get the knowledge
(that you really want)
The knowledge
(do you really want)
It's the knowledge
(what you really want)
The knowledge
(that you really want)

Spreading vise don't believe the hype
You don't find the knowledge in a pipe
Too many lives go up in smoke
It's nice to laugh but don't be the joke
To get over get better
Try to be the possessor
Of the one thing we all need in life
To succeed take my advice

Get the knowledge
(that you really want)
The knowledge
(do you really want)
It's the knowledge
(what you really want)
The knowledge
(that you really want)

Prejudice...No!
Ignorance...No!
Bigotry...No!
Illiteracy...No!

Listen it's up to everyone
If we're gonna change the way the world is run
The way to start is to rid the children of
Prejudice & ignorance
We've gotta teach our kids to read & write
That's the only way to win this fight for life
Education is the goal so
If you wanna be in the know
Get the knowledge
It's the one thing we all need in life

Get the knowledge
(that you really want)
The knowledge
(do you really want)
It's the knowledge
(what you really want)
The knowledge
(that you really want)

Let's Dance

Get the point? Good, now let's dance.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Interlude: Pledge
  • 2 Rhythm Nation
  • 3 Interlude: T.V.
  • 4 State of the World
  • 5 Interlude: Race
  • 6 The Knowledge
  • 7 Interlude: Let’s Dance
  • 8 Miss You Much
  • 9 Interlude: Come Back Interlude
  • 10 Love Will Never Do (Without You)
  • 11 Livin’ in a World (They Didn’t Make)
  • 12 Alright
  • 13 Interlude: Hey Baby
  • 14 Escapade
  • 15 Interlude: No Acid
  • 16 Black Cat
  • 17 Lonely
  • 18 Come Back to Me
  • 19 Someday Is Tonight
  • 20 Interlude: Livin’… in Complete Darkness

  • Album Information
    label: A&M Records
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: CD
    barcode: 082839392020
    script: Latin