400 Years

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Introduction by Jimmy Flemion


On December 15th and December 16th of 1990, "400 Years" the 5th song off of the LP "Racially Yours" was written. Carly Simon sang, "Suffering was the only thing made me feel I was alive" on her song "I Haven't Got Time For The Pain". On this song I sing :<br&>

Lyrics


400 years I have suffered for you<br&> 400 years I have slaved<br&> 400 years I have suffered for you<br&> I will never again<br&>

And I know that you're kind to your own kind<br&> And I know I'm the color of dirt to you<br&>

But 400 years I have suffered for you<br&> 400 years I have slaved<br&> 400 years I have suffered for you<br&> I will never again<br&>

And I know that it's wrong to kill<br&> I've heard them say<br&> And I know I never will<br&> You hope, you wish so I say<br&>

400 years I have suffered for you<br&> 400 years I have slaved<br&> 400 years I have suffered for you<br&> I will never again<br&>

Notes


The chord progression for the chorus and verses is : G Major / D Major / G Major / C Major / D Major / G Major / E b Major / C minor 7 / G Major / E b Major / C minor 7 / D Major. The chord progression for the middle eight is : F minor / C Major / F minor / C Major / A minor / D 7 (add 9) / A minor / D 7 (add 9) / G Major / G Major 5 / G Sus 4 / G Major 9 / G Major 7.<br&>

The track "400 Years" consists of myself on vocals and acoustic guitar and Dennis on keyboards, drums and backing vocals.<br&>

This is my first song thus far on the album, where the eventual hero of the LP puts his foot down and is starting to visualize, realize and utilize his current power to fashion a new beginning and future for himself.<br&>