Who Sang Action? Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples Livin' on a High Note cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2016-2-19
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul
length: 3:07
Lyrics

[Intro]
Oh
Who's gonna do it if I won't

[Verse 1]
Sick and tired of feeling sick and tired
(This ain't heaven help us)
The say my words might get me fired
(This ain't heaven help us)
What a terrifying time to raise our voices
(This ain't heaven help us)
But see I'm not left with many more choices
(This ain't heaven help us)

[Chorus]
I gotta put it in to action
(Action Action)
Doing it A to Z
I till I set myself free
(Action Action)
I don't care if you refuse to see
I gotta put it in to action
(Action action)
Consider this a sign of an emergency
(Action action)
Who's gonna do it if I don't do it

[Verse 2]
So my brain's are filled with fear
(This ain't heaven help us)
So I feel the heat as night come near
(This ain't heaven help us)
Oh ACT-ION
(This ain't heaven help us)
Please don't start really my friend
(This ain't heaven help us)


[Chorus 2]
I gotta put it in to action
(Action Action)
Doing it A to Z
Until I feel so free
(Action Action)
I don't care if you refuse to see
Consider this a sign of emergency
Who's gonna do it if I don't do it

[Verse 3]
I'm tired of being scared
I'm so tired of being scared
Scared for my children, I'm scared for my children
I'm scared for our children, I'm tired of being scared
For the mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters
ACT-ING gotta share the truth inside of me
This is an emergency
Of the highest and the fullest and the final degree
I'm still trying to be free
Don't let this separate you and me
Oh please
WHo's gonna do it if I don't do it

[Chorus 2]
Action ,action
Doing it A to Z
Until I feel so free
Action action
I don't care if you refuse to see
I gotta put it in to Action
Consider this a sign of emergency
Action
Who's gonna do it if I don't


Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Take Us Back
  • 2 Love and Trust
  • 3 If It's a Light
  • 4 Action
  • 5 High Note
  • 6 Don't Cry
  • 7 Tomorrow
  • 8 Dedicated
  • 9 History, Now
  • 10 One Love
  • 11 Jesus Lay Down Beside Me
  • 12 MLK Song

  • Release information
    label: Anti‐
    country(area): Netherlands
    format: CD
    barcode: 8714092744422