Some incomprehensible words of James Brown – Funky President

  • This song keep playing in my mind since the time when I played some game where this song was.

    Lyric web sites say different versions. I gather up all the versions in one. Cold anyone please clarify or make possible suggestions to those incomprehensible lines?

    Funky town, nasty
    Hey, listen to the man
    [Incomprehensible](I'm/Rap) Godfather
    Payback
    Cold blooded
    
    People, people, we've got to get over
    Before we go under, Lord
    People, people, we've got to get over
    Before we go under
    
    Hey, country
    You didn't say what you meant
    You just changed
    Brand new funky President
    
    Stock market goin' up, jobs are goin' down
    And ain't no funking jobs to be found
    Taxes keep goin' up, I changed from a glass
    Now I drink from a paper cup, gettin' bad
    
    People, people, we've got to get over
    Before we go under
    
    Listen to me, let's get together and raise
    Let's get together, get some land
    Raise our food like the man
    Save our money like the Mob
    Put up [Incomprehensible] on/own the job
    
    Tell 'em, Godfather
    Hello
    Hey Lord, hey,
    
    Turn on your funk motor
    Get down and praise the Lord
    Get sexy, sexy
    Get funky and dance
    
    Love me, baby, love me nice
    Don't make it once
    But can you make it twice?
    I like it
    
    People, people, we've got to get over
    Before we go under
    People, people, well, well, well
    Before we go under
    
    Turn on your funk motor
    I know it's tough
    Turn on your funk motor
    Until you get enough, yeah
    
    Hey, give yourself a
    Chance to come through
    Tell yourself, I can
    Do what you can do
    
    Hey, listen to the man
    [Incomprehensible](I'm/Rap) Godfather
    Payback
    Cold blooded
    
    People, people
    People, people
    Hey, people, people
    Don't you see what's goin' on?
    
    People, people, we got to get together
    Get on the your good foot, huh, change it, yeah
    Got to get together and get some land
    Raise our food just like the man
    Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
    
    I got to say it again
    We got to get together, buy some land
    Raise our food just like the man
    Save our money, do like the Mob
    Put up your [Incomprehensible] and own/on the job
    
    We gotta get over
    Before we go under
    Time ain't a jaunt, Lord
    
    Country, do you know
    Just what I meant?
    We just changed
    We've got a brand new funky President
    
    I need to be the Mayor
    So I can change the things around here
    I need to be the Governor
    I need to be the Governor
    I need to be the Governor
    

    PS: I'm not native English speaker.

  • Kyle Jones

    Kyle Jones Correct answer

    7 years ago

    Incomprehensible Godfather

    The incomprehensible word is "rap", used here as an exhortation for the Godfather [Brown] to speak.

    Put up [Incomprehensible] on/own the job

    The phrase is "Put up your factory, own the job," as in start your own business rather than seek employment from others.

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