"Why? (The King Of Love Is Dead)", written by Nina's bass player Gene Taylor after the news of Dr. King's death had reached him. It was performed here for the first time. The song was heavily cut from the longer original recording, which featured a lot of Simone's monologue "Pourquoi? (The King Of Love Is Dead)", écrit par le bassiste de Nina Gene Taylor après la mort du Dr King. Elle a été exécutée pour la première fois. La chanson a été fortement coupé à partir de l'enregistrement original un tres long monologue de Simone. Lyrics What's gonna happen now? In all of our cities? My people are rising; they're living in lies. Even if they have to die Even if they have to die at the moment they know what life is Even at that one moment that ya know what life is If you have to die, it's all right Cause you know what life is You know what freedom is for one moment of your life But he had seen the mountaintop And he knew he could not stop Always living with the threat of death ahead Folks you'd better stop and think Everybody knows we're on the brink What will happen, now that the King is dead? We can all shed tears; it won't change a thing Teach your people: Will they ever learn? Must you always kill with burn and burn with guns And kill with guns and burn - don't you know how we gotta react? But he had seen the mountaintop And he knew he could not stop Always living with the threat of death ahead Folks you'd better stop and think Everybody knows we're on the brink What will happen, now that the King of love is dead?
--- Nina simone - I wish (I knew how it would feel to be free)-- Lyrics: And I wish I knew how It would feel to be free I wish that I could break All the chains holding me I wish I could say All the things that Id like to say Say em loud say em clear For the whole round world to hear I wish I could share All the love thats in my heart Remove every doubt It keeps us apart And I wish you could know What it means to be me Then youd see and agree Every man should be free I wish I could live Like Im longin to live I wish I could give What Im longin to give And I wish I could do All the things Id like to do You know theyll still miss part of you Yes sir... And Im way way over due I wish I could be like a bird up in the sky How sweet it would be If I found out I could fly So long to my song And look down upon ihe sea And I sing because I know I would see you I sing because I know I would see you And I sing because I know I would see you To be free yea