Roberta Flack - "Compared To What"
Where's that bee and where's that honey? Where's my God and where's my money. Unreal values, crass distortion, Unwed mothers need abortion. Kind of brings to mind ol' young King Tut (He did it now) Tried to make it real — compared to what?!
For those yet to see the Showtime Documentary "Roberta Flack: Killing Me Softly," there is a wealth a information on the life, times & music of this highly underrated songbird. While it covers in great detail her entire life & career, the best part is the segment that deals with her life & music during the 1960's. She spoke to every aspect of The Black Struggle, and her own unique viewpoint on living through it. You will learn much from the documentary, and even more-should you choose to do a study of her music from that period. Conscious Lyricism at its Finest! #RespectThePioneers
The President, he's got his war, Folks don't know just what it's for. Nobody gives us rhyme or reason. Have one doubt, they call it treason...Church on Sunday, sleep and nod. Tryin' to duck the wrath of God. Preacher's fillin' us with fright, Tryin' to tell us what he thinks is right. He really got to be some kind of nut (I can't use it!) Tryin' to make it real — compared to what?