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Friday, September 9

Old School Music Friday - The Staple Singers

Respect Yourself - 1971 - The Staple Singers

Written By Luther Thomas Ingram and Mack Rice


Lyrics 

If you disrespect everybody that you run into
How in the world do you think anybody's supposed to respect you?

If you don't give a heck about the man with the Bible in his hand
Ya'll just get out the way and let the gentleman do his thing

You the kind of gentleman that want everything your way
Take the sheet off your face, boy, it's a brand new day

Respect yourself, respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot


Respect yourself, respect yourself

If you're walking around thinking that the world owe you something 'cause your're here
You going out the world backwards like you did when you first come here

Keep talking about the President won't stop air pollution
Put your hand over your mouth when you cough that'll help the solution

Oh you curse around womenfolk, you don't even know their name
Then you dumb enough to think that'll make you a big ol' man

Respect yourself, respect yourself
If you don't respect yourself ain't nobody gonna give a good cahoot

Respect yourself, respect yourself ... 

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