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Lyrics by: James Brown, Nat Jones
# Debut Chart
50 Oct '66 Hot 100
4 Oct '66 R&B

Lyrics

Now a good friend of mine Sat with me and he cried He told me a story I know he ain't lying


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Said he went for a job And Mr. Man said Without an education You might as well be dead Now don't get me wrong Said, it's not who you are But people come to me From near and far But I do just what And I follow the rules I didn't have an education So I had to go back to school Tell me one more time, people now (What do you say) Without an education You might as well be dead One more time (what do you say) Without an education You might as well be dead My friends told all his buddies That he loved so well And of their personal troubles I will not tell Now those guys didn't seem Good and they didn't seem bad They didn't seem happy and I know they weren't sad But the point isn't That they follow the rules They got an education And they been in school Now underneath his tears I could see the true fact He dropped out of school Never, never went back Tell me one more time, people (What do you say) Without an education You might as well be dead Got to, got to, got to listen now (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) One day he got tired Of his little spending change So he looked up his friends And checked their pay range When he got there, the crib He found that he was a drag Cause, man, they were clean And his clothes were like rags One was a business man With plenty of dough He had his thing so set up You know he couldn't blow The other had his job so uptight He had his whole family And his kids all out of sight Tell me one more time now (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) You got to, got to Got to get a little learning (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) What made him so hurt That these were his friends And he was a drag They looked at him and He was in the same old bag His friends worked real hard When the work day was through Now, he realized he should have Done the same thing too Tell me one more time now Lookie here (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) You got to, got to, got to Get a little learning now (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) For the last time, I'm gonna say They kept on pushing When the going was tough And now they know that Things don't seem so rough Well, kids, stay in school Don't be no drag Let the fool advise you And stay out of that bag Look here, tell me, Bobby Tell me one more time (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) Tell me, The Jewels Tell me now one more time (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) Everybody, tell me one more time (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) You got to, got to, got to Got to get some learning now (What do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) Don't be a drop-out Stay in school Now listen to me (What do you say) Kids, kids (Might as well be dead) No, no (what do you say) Without an education (Might as well be dead) Stay in school Have a good time (What do you say)......

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