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Avalanche
Recorded spring 2001 and released as the 5th track on album One Nite Alone... (May 14, 2002). A live version was released on One Nite Alone... Live! (November 24, 2002). Written by Prince.

 
He was not or never had been n favor
Of setting our people free, no no
If it wasn't 4 the 13th Amendment, oh yes sir
We woulda been born n slavery
He was not or never had been n favor, no
Of letting us vote, so U see...
Abraham Lincoln was a racist, oh yes sir
Who said, "U cannot escape from history"

Like the snow comin' down the mountain
That landed on Wounded Knee
Nobody wants 2 take the weight
The responsibility

Hear the joyous sound of freedom
The Harlem Renaissance
Hear Duke Ellington and his band kick another jungle jam
Ooh, do U wanna dance?
But who's that lurkin' n the shadows? (Who is it?)
Mr. John Hammond with his pen n hand, pen n hand
Oh he's sayin', "Sign ur kingdom over 2 me," yeah
"And b known throughout the land"
Oh but U ain't got no money
No, U ain't got no cash
So U sign ur name and he claims innocence
Just like every snowflake n an avalanche

Like the snow comin' down the mountain
That landed on Wounded Knee
Nobody wants 2 take the weight
Don't nobody wanna take the weight of responsibility


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