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We’re A Winner! ✊🏽✌🏼🎶

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Fortitude, Determination, Perseverance

When the life goals you set feel overwhelming, it’s important to remember these 3 words of encouragement – Fortitude, Determination, and Perseverance. But in these stressful times, it’s just as important to make sure you take care of yourself.

Taking a spa day, watching a favorite movie or settling in with a memorable book; whatever takes you outside of your head. One of the ways I’m taking care of myself during my #Resistance Protest is to recharge by listening to motivating, “We can do this” music.

 

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Curtis Lee Mayfield (June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and one of the most influential musicians behind soul and politically conscious African-American music. His groovin’ and movin’ music became the soundtrack of my young life including 1970 soul classic “We’re a Winner” which felt like the perfect choice for my take a break re-charge time.

 

“We’re a winner and never let anybody say
Boy, you can’t make it ’cause a feeble mind is in your way
No more tears do we cry
And we have finally dried our eyes

And we’re movin’ on up”

 

 

We’re a winner and never let anybody say
Boy, you can’t make it ’cause a feeble mind is in your way
No more tears do we cry
And we have finally dried our eyes

And we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

We’re living proof in all’s alert
That we’re too from the good black earth
And we’re a winner
And everybody knows it too

We’ll just keep on pushin’
Like your leaders tell you to
At last that blessed day has come
And I don’t care where you come from

We’re all movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

Hey, hey, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

I don’t mind leavin’ here
To show the world we have no fear
‘Cause we’re a winner
And everybody knows it too

We’ll just keep on pushin’
Like your leaders tell you to
At last that blessed day has come
And I don’t care where you come from

We’re just go move on up
(Movin’ on up)
Lord have mercy, we’re movin’ on up
(Movin’ on up)

We’ll just keep on pushin’
We’re a winner
Lord, baby, everybody
Hey, you know we’re movin’ on up
We’re a winner
Yeah, yeah just keep on pushin’

Songwriter
Mayfield, Curtis L