Live On Letterman: Top 10 Socially Conscious Ben Harper Songs (page 9)

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2. “I’ll Rise”

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With borrowed lyrics from the infamous author of I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou, “I’ll Rise” says that despite what identity history creates for you, you can rise above the lies:

So you may write me down in history/With your bitter twisted lies/You may trod me down in the very dirt/And still like the dust I’ll rise

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