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Nina Simone: Why (The King of Love Is Dead) | Song-Factsheet

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Song «Why (The King of Love Is Dead)» von Nina Simone.

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Veröffentlichungsdaten: 1968 05 (Single), 1968 09 17 (Live Album)
Label: RCA Victor 47-9532, RCA Victor LSP 4065
Songwriter Gene Taylor
Produktion: Joe René
Genre: Afroamericana - Soul

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Auseinandersetzung mit dem Verlust von Martin Luther King

Personen und Querverweise


Nina Simone
Gene Taylor
Joe René

Lyrics

[Verse 1] What's gonna happen now? In all of our cities? My people are rising; they're living in lies Even if they have to die Even if they have to die at the moment they know what life is Even at that one moment that ya know what life is If you have to die, it's all right Cause you know what life is You know what freedom is for one moment of your life [Chorus] But he had seen the mountain top And he knew he could not stop Always living with the threat of death ahead Folks you'd better stop and think Everybody knows we're on the brink What will happen, now that the King is dead? [Verse 2] We can all shed tears; it won't change a thing Teach your people: Will they ever learn? Must you always kill with burn and burn with guns And kill with guns and burn - don't you know how we gotta react? [Chorus] But he had seen the mountain top And he knew he could not stop Always living with the threat of death ahead Folks you'd better stop and think Everybody knows we're on the brink What will happen, now that the King of love is dead?