Who Sang Down? Tura Satana

Tura Satana All is Not Well cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1996-4-16
length: 2:59
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They say that equality
Is for everyone
Black and white, rich and poor
Male... and female

And you can **** that American dream
Livin' in America
I know what it means
To be on welfare have no health care

Walk down the street and be scared
And unprepared for a system
That's built on hate
And gives permission to rape

Discriminates against color
While it wrecks
And disrespects my sex
I ain't down
Down for the system
That's why i resist them

Lied to and betrayed
The establishment and all that it stands for
Censor and dismiss
The media and demands for

Sexual commodities equality void
With anorexic images of bodies destroyed
From diets to pills
To throwing up till it kills
Continual false definition of what sells
Ten pounds thinner, miss America winner
But i ain't down
You can keep your mutha****in' crown

Not down for the system
That's why I resist them
Lied to and betrayed
You've got to raise the critical questions
'Bout their intentions
That you were taught to believe
Talkin' it from the system
That's set up to deceive
That's set up to deceive

Based on lies that were taught to you
In school
History's been polluted
They're treatin' you like a fool

If you think that they're
Playin' it straight today
It's up to you to find out
And make it your own way

Don't buy the lies
They try to disguise
You say you want to be down?
You gotta tear it down

So you say that you're
Politically minded
But you stay blinded
Lookin' for the truth
Eyes closed, you can't find it

They keep believin' it
But the way I'm seein' it
Here's how I'm feelin it
At 10...you suck
At 9...you're ****ed
At 8... you're a sucker
At 7... a mutha****er
At 6...you're jacked
At 5 ...straight wack
At 4 ...your a clown
All the way to 1
And we're done
Are ya down

CD 1
  • 1 Hypocrite
  • 2 Sickness
  • 3 Kiss or Kill
  • 4 Break
  • 5 Empty
  • 6 Put Your Head Out
  • 7 Victim
  • 8 Clean
  • 9 Roughness
  • 10 Six Feet Deep
  • 11 Cycle of Violence
  • 12 Down
  • 13 Down (Reprise)

  • Release information
    label: Noise Records
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 4006030026825
    script: Latin