Manifest Destiny

As I remember
It was four-hundred years or more
Since you came to crucify.
And they were taken far away from home,
There were promises of Paradise.

But if they had been told that day
That they would be sold this way
To satisfy the souls of chosen men -
See I had to look carefully
At the shame of my ancestry
To re-define the storyline again. Hey!

(Chorus)
    If I was taken for a day
    And shown another way
    Now every child can learn a different thing.
    See I tried a million times,
    But I had to change my mind, oh
    Sadness was the best thing I could bring.
    On the inside he was dead,
    And this is what he said
    As he took away the blue above the clouds;
    ‘Oh, superiority
    Was clearly meant to be,
    So destiny will manifest in time.'

So where has the love all gone?
A troubled trail of tears will tell the tale
Of how I was put down where I don't belong.
Oh, woman child and man for sale.

For ethical slavery
Is just an absurdity.
How can you be alive when you are dead?
With these chains of hypocrisy,
The shame of my ancestry,
Forever stained by blood in which you tread, hey.

(Chorus)
    If I was taken for a day
    And shown another way
    Oh, now every child can learn a different thing.
    See I tried a million times
    But I had to change my mind, yeah now
    Sadness was the best thing I could bring.
    On the inside he was dead,
    Oh and this is what he said
    As he took away the blue above the clouds;
    ‘Oh, superiority
    Was clearly meant to be,
    So destiny will manifest itself in time, yeah.'

So where has the love all gone?
Said I want to know,
I want to know, I want to know
I want to know-ah.
Oh, somebody tell me where the love has all gone.
Said I want to know why?

Hey!

(Scat & instrumental)

Manifest Destiny

Music

  • Lyrics - lyrics to the music
  • Bootlegs - Jamiroquai as they should be heard - live