‘Beautiful Thing (Abbey Road)’ [6:16] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters

‘Beautiful Thing (Abbey Road)’ [6:16] (Mike Peters), Mike Peters
Lead Vocals:Mike Peters
Lyrics
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He was born down in the ghetto
He was raised on the fear of the city streets of black America
Baptised a God fearing man
But there's a southern religion that would crucify the black american
The black American

Listen up now

Hey man don't be a fool
All of the colours are beautiful
Hey man don't be a fool
A flag cries and the colours bleed for you
Red, white and blue

His money's good in any white man's store
But his credit is zero on account of being born in black America
He was not born on the 4th of July
But he went down to the Gulf and died for black America
For black America

Listen up now

Hey man don't be a fool
All of the colours are beautiful
Hey man don't be a fool
A flag cries and the colours bleed for you
Red, white and blue

Hey people listen up to what I've got to say
There are many kind of people trying to relate
To the brothers and the sisters on the ghetto way
We've got to cross that bridge and conquer hate
Keep on crossing 'til there comes a time
When the colour of a man is not emphasised
Like the earth, the wind, the morning sky
Until the Indian Nation is recognised
If I was to be judged by the colour of my eyes
I'd be a little green man not black and not white
Don't judge a book by it's cover
Don't judge a man by his colour
It's a beautiful thing
It's a beautiful thing

He was born down in the ghetto
He was raised on the fear of the city streets of black America

He was not born on the 4th of July
But he went down to the Gulf and died for all America
For all America

Listen up now

Hey man don't be a fool
All of the colours are beautiful
Hey man don't be a fool
A flag cries and the colours bleed for you
Red, white and blue

Don't judge a book by it's cover
Don't judge a man by his colour
It's a beautiful thing
It's a beautiful thing

Don't judge a book by it's cover
Don't judge a man by his colour
It's a beautiful thing
It's a beautiful thing

It's a beautiful thing
It's a beautiful thing
It's a beautiful thing
It's a beautiful thing

Notes
:Recorded at Studio 2, EMI Abbey Road Studios, London, 7th September 1992.
Produced by Michael Peters.
Engineered by Mike Jarratt.
Mixed by Andy Taylor.

Mike Peters And The Poets Of Justice
Mike Peters – Voice, harmonica & acoustic guitar
Ethan Johns – Electric Guitar
Jules Jones – Piano, hammond organ & backing vocals
David Watkins-Clark – Bass guitar & backing vocals
Martyn Baker – Drums
Guest Musician
Steve Bell – Percussion
Mike Peters Notes
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Dave Sharp Notes
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