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I knew this boy, he had one of the greatest minds I knew.
His voice was strong, but he used it for the wrong, that's all he knew.
He couldn't see a better he.
He saw the guys around the way and on the t.v. screen that looked like him, he thought that was the way he had to be.
He never saw them leave the block.

We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up through putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.

She's beautiful, more than the girls you seen in magazines.
She didn't know, she thought that was the way she had to be.
No self esteem, her voice serene.
Her life was hard, she knew she had to find a better way.
Her only thought was use her looks to make some better pay.
They took her life (gone gone gone) not treating her right (gone gone gone).

We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up through putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.
We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up though putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.

Think of all of the things she could have become, (a lawyer, doctor, whatever she dreamed)
Picture all of the great works he could have made (he could have made)
I guess it was too much, this pressure, the need for attention
But it's not too late for us who understand.

We can only be moved by our own will and lack of pride.
We can only rise up though putting our individual egos aside we will, we will.

We can only be moved...

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from Allegiance to Love, released August 18, 2015
Trumpet and Flugelhorn: Chris Aschman
Horn Arrangement: Jeanette Berry, Victor Cummings
Additional Percussion: Shawn Hennessey

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Jeanette Berry and the Soul Nerds

Soul:n: the immaterial part of a person, the human embodiment of something. The Soul Nerds are a group of individuals brought together for a common goal; to share their souls with the listener through the music they play. Musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Chaka Khan, Donny Hathaway, American Folk Music, D'Angelo, Jill Scott, James Taylor and many others. Let us share our souls with you. ... more

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