Been thinking about this song for the past few days. One of my favorite versions:
We are going to emancipate ourselves from mental slavery because whilst others might free the body, none but ourselves can free the mind. Mind is your only ruler, sovereign. The man who is not able to develop and use his mind is bound to be the slave of the other man who uses his mind … Marcus Garvey, Nova Scotia, 1937
Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Have no fear of atomic energy,
‘Cause none of them can stop the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say that’s just part of it:
We got to fulfill the book.
Won’t you help to sing
This songs of freedom
‘Cause all I ever have –
– Bob Marley