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To Be Young, Gifted And Black Lyrics

Artist: Nina Simone
Album: Black Gold

(1969) Nina Simone, Weldon Irvine jr

To be young, gifted and black,
Oh what a lovely precious dream
To be young, gifted and black,
Open your heart to what I mean

In the whole world you know
There are billion boys and girls
Who are young, gifted and black,
And that's a fact!

Young, gifted and black
We must begin to tell our young
There's a world waiting for you
This is a quest that's just begun

When you feel really low
Yeah, there's a great truth you should know
When you're young, gifted and black
Your soul's intact

Young, gifted and black
How I long to know the truth
There are times when I look back
And I am haunted by my youth

Oh but my joy of today
Is that we can all be proud to say
To be young, gifted and black
Is where it's at


by Hannah Dunlap on 4/27/2012 9:03am
i love the song i really think it was uplifting during the civil rights movement. i think nina simone was a powerful, brilliant woman that herself was young gifted and black. she was an inspiration to all who were in the civil rights movement. that is why i love th is song and many others from her. by the way if you were wondering i am 11 years old

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