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This Is A Black Man's Grind

by Steve Arrington

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The timeline of success is young in the history of Black America, from slaves in the cotton fields, to the civil rights movement of the 60's, led by the great Martin Luther King, to 2014...This Is The Black Man's Grind!

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released January 20, 2014

Steve Arrington (Lyrics and Vocal Production)
Karriem Riggins (Music Production)

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Steve Arrington Dayton, Ohio

Known for innovative vocals on funk classics "Watching You" "Just A Touch of Love," with Slave, solo hits "Weak at the Knees", “Way Out” & "Nobody Can Be You", & the top ten singles “Feel So Real”. Steve's songs sampled by Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Snoop, LL Cool J, Mariah Carey, & N.W.A. He’s back pushing the envelope with recent collabs with Dam Funk & Snoop Dogg. ... more

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Track Name: This Is A Black Man's Grind
Making every second count, my theme song.
Wasting time is a waste of time, time gone.
Choices to make and deeper still, chances to take.
Choices to make and by force of will there's shackles to break.

Inspiration comes from the young and the old.
Yeah, my great grandpappy Dink a story that must be told
Choices to make and deeper still chances to take.
Choices to make and by force of will shackles to break.

My place in the timeline that's still young to success in America
This is a Black Man's grind
My place in the timeline that's still young to success in America
This is a Black Man's Grind.
Track Name: Song For Coretta And Rosa
Coretta we love you, and Rosa we love you;
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you.
Through the good times and the bad times
You were right there at the right time,
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you over and over again.

Coretta, you and Martin set out to be a loving family. Yeah, yeah.
With many dreams as far as the eye could see, what would be the destiny
Along the way, boom, here comes God with a mission that would be real hard.
Yet, ya answered the call, and I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Coretta we love you, and Rosa we love you;
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you.
Through the good time and the bad times
You were right there at the right time,
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you over and over again.

Rosa, that day on the bus, ya just had it. Ya just had enough.
Tired of runnin and playin it off. Little did ya know you’d blown the roof off.
Courage came to many because of the little lady with the sweet name…
Rosa, Rosa, Rosa, Rosa yeah, yeah.
It was had. It was so, so hard. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Coretta we love you, and Rosa we love you;
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you.
Through the good time and the bad times
You were right there at the right time,
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you over and over again.

Just want to thank you. Just want to thank you.
I just want to thank you. I want to say thanks.
I Just want to thank you. Just want to thank you.
Oh, yeah. Just want to thank you. Just want to thank you
Just want to thank you. Thank you for caring.
Thank you for loving. Thank you for your obedience to God.
Thank you, oh. Thank you, oh, yeah.

Coretta we love you, and Rosa we love you;
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you.
Through the good times and the bad times
You were right there at the right time,
And, we thank you for letting the Lord use you over and over again.