Uncivil War

Shemekia Copeland

Walk Until I Ride
Lyrics

HEAVENS OPENED UP
RAIN POURIN FROM THE SKY
MY ARM IN THE AIR
TRYIN TO FLAG A RIDE
BUT THE CABS DON’T GO
TO MY PART OF TOWN
THEY JUST PASSED ME BY
NOT EVEN SLOWIN DOWN.

SO I’M GONNA WALK
UNTIL I RIDE
AND I’M GONNA KEEP MY HEAD HELD HIGH
THEY CAN TRY TO TAKE MY FREEDOM
THEY CAN’T TAKE MY PRIDE
I’M GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL I RIDE

FOUR IN THE MORNIN
MY BABY CHILD WAS CRYIN
FEVER HE HAD
KEPT ON BURNIN HIGHER
GRABBED THE PHONE
DIALED 911
WHEN I TOLD THEM WHERE I LIVED
I KNEW THEY WOULDN’T COME

SO I’M GONNA WALK
UNTIL I RIDE
KEEP MY HEAD HELD WAY HIGH
TAKE MY FREEDOM
TAKE MY PRIDE
I’M GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL I RIDE

WE’RE WALKIN FOR THE POOR AND UNEMPLOYED
THE HOPELESS AND THE HUNGRY AND THOSE WHO HAVE NO JOY
WE’RE WALKING FOR THE REFUGEES AND THOSE WHO HAVE NO HOME
FOR EVERY SINGLE LIVING SOUL WHO FEELS ALL ALONE
WE’RE GONNA WALK….

IF YOU EVER STUMBLE
REACH OUT AND TAKE MY HAND
WE’RE IN THIS LIFE TOGETHER
TIL WE REACH THE PROMISED LAND
WE’RE GONNA KEEP ON WALKIN
TIL OUR SHOES WEAR OUT
UNTIL WE REACH SALVATION
YOU CAN HEAR US SHOUT

WE GONNA WALK
UNTIL WE RIDE
KEEP OUR HEAD HELD WAY HIGH
TAKE OUR FREEDOM
TAKE OUR PRIDE
BUT WE GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL WE RIDE

I’M GONNA WALK
UNTIL I RIDE
KEEP MY HEAD HELD WAY HIGH
TAKE MY FREEDOM
TAKE MY PRIDE
I’M GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL I RIDE

I’M GONNA WALK
UNTIL I RIDE
KEEP MY HEAD HELD WAY HIGH
TAKE MY FREEDOM
CAN’T TAKE MY PRIDE
I’M GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL I RIDE
I’M GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL I RIDE
I’M GONNA WALK WALK WALK
UNTIL I RIDE