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Thank You Sister Rosa

October 25, 2005

Rosa Louise Parks, 1913-2005

December 1, 1955, our freedom movement came alive.
And because of Sister Rosa (iTunes) you know, we don’t ride on the back of the bus no more.

Sister Rosa Parks was tired one day after a hard day on her job.
When all she wanted was a well deserved rest, not a scene from an angry mob.
A bus driver said, "Lady, you got to get up cuz a white person wants that seat."
But Miss Rosa said, "No, not no more. I’m gonna sit here and rest my feet."

Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
Thank you Miss Rosa you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

Now, the police came without fail and took Sister Rosa off to jail.
And 14 dollars was her fine, Brother Martin Luther King knew it was our time.
The people of Montgomery sit down to talk, it was decided all gods’ children should walk.
Until segregation was brought to its knees and we obtain freedom and equality, yeah.

Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
Thank you Miss Rosa you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

So we dedicate this song to thee for being the symbol of our dignity.
Thank Sister Rosa Parks.

Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
Thank you Miss Rosa you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

Thank you Miss Rosa, you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.
Thank you Miss Rosa you are the spark, you started our freedom movement.
Thank you Sister Rosa Parks.

Sister Rosa Parks
by The Neville Brothers
(p) 1989 A&M Records
Courtesy of A&M Records under license from Universal Music Enterprises



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