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Lyrics by: Curtis Mayfield
# Debut Chart
2 Aug '72 R&B
4 Aug '72 Hot 100

Lyrics

Hey, hey, love, love Yeah, yeah, ah ha Freddie's dead That's what I said Let the man rap a plan Said he'd send him home But his hope was a rope And he should've known


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It's hard to understand There was love in this man I'm sure all would agree That his misery was His woman and things Now Freddie's dead That's what I said Everybody's misused him Ripped him up and abused him Another junkie plan Pushing dope for the man A terrible blow But that's how it goes Freddie's on the corner now If you wanna be a junkie, wow Remember, Freddie's dead We're all built up with progress But sometimes I must confess We can deal with rockets and dreams But reality, what does it mean Ain't nothing said 'Cause Freddie's dead Hey, hey, love, love Hey, hey, yeah, yeah Huh, huh, love, love Yeah, yeah, huh huh Yeah, yeah, Freddie's dead All I want is some peace of mind With a little love I'm trying to find This could be such a beautiful world With a wonderful girl I need a woman child Don't wanna be like Freddie now 'Cause Freddie's dead Hey, hey, yeah, yeah If you don't try You're gonna die Why can't we brothers Protect one another No one's serious And it makes me furious Don't be misled Just think of Fred Everybody's misused him Ripped him up and abused him Another junkie plan Pushing dope for the man Freddie's on the corner now If you wanna be a junkie, wow Remember, Freddie's dead Ha ha ha ha, Freddie's dead Hey, hey, ha, ha Love, love, ha, ha Ooh, hoo, hey, hey Love, love, hey, hey.....

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