Michael Cleary Band

Music

Free James Brown

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michael cleary band
2011
michael cleary band

Lyrics

Michael Cleary Band
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MCB

Lyrics

I'm a Rebel without failure, I'm a soldier, I'm a sailor.

I'm all of the above as I'm hitching up my trailer.

You know I didn't tell my wife, you see, I didn't even ask her.

I had no Time to lose there'd been an RnB disaster.

We gotta Free James Brown, It's time to get down.

I started out my mission on a cold November day.

James Brown was in trouble but now help was on the way.

A nation had been galvanized, a movement was born.

And you would not catch me dead without my Free James Brown T-shirt on.

We gotta Free James Brown, It's time to get down.

James found himself in trouble in a chase across state lines.

Maybe if he started singing when he got caught then he'd be fine.

But his genius and his talent could only carry him so far.

There's not much that you can do when drugs and guns are in your car.

We gotta Free James Brown, It's time to get down.

Now it came to be after serving three years James was free to go.

And folks like me like to believe our efforts made it so.

Eventually that judge he pardoned James Brown for his past.

But I'm here to say, it wasn't til that Christmas day, that James Brown was free at last.

Now you're Free James Brown, I hope you're getting down