Lyrics for People Say by The Meters :
Powers of today
So pretty darn confused
Giving everybody
In the world the blues

Food is getting high
And the fuel is getting low
The rich are getting richer
And the poor are getting poor

People say, people say
Have I got a right to live?
People say, people say
Have I got a right to live?

People say, people say
(What the people say?)
(What the people?)
Have your share and my share
And your share is my share too

Your eyes are blind folded
And your mind controlled
What the powers do to you
Destruction is in the air, oh yeah

And when is it going to quit
Somebody end the madness
Gettin’ sick and tired of it

People say, people say
Have I got a right to live?
People say, people say
Have I got a right to live?

People say, people say
(What the people say?)
(What the people?)
(What the people say?)
(What the people say?)

(What the people say?)
(What the people say?)
(What the people say?)
You gotta listen to ’em
(What the people say?)

Robbing and they’re stealing
And they’re breaking in your home
It’s getting a little dangerous
To walk the street alone

Somebody better get on the case
Real thing
(Real thing)
And you got no time to waste

People say, people say
Have I got a right to live?
People say, people say
Have I got a right to live?

People say, people say
(What the people say?)
(What the people?)