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“If You’re Ready (Come Go with Me)” Lyrics

Written by Raymond Jackson, Carl Hampton, and Homer Banks

If you’re ready
If you’re ready now
If you’re ready, yeah
Come on, go with me

No hatred
(Come, go with me)
Will be tolerated
(Come, go with me)

Peace and love
(Come, go with me)
Will grow between the races
(Come, go with me)

Love is the only transportation
To where there’s total communication
If you
(Come, go with me)
Get ready now
(Come, go with me)

Feel you’re able?
(Come, go with me)
Take me by my hand, y’all
(Come, go with me)

No disaster
(Come, go with me)
Will ever enter there
(Come, go with me)

No war
(Come, go with me)
Uh-uh, will ever be declared
(Come, go with me)

No economical exploitation
No political domination

If you
(Come, go with me)
Get ready now, yeah
(Come, go with me)

Think you’re able?
(Come, go with me)
Come on, go with me
(Come, go with me)

[Unknown], genocide
(Come, go with me)
Lord, better get ready now
(Come, go with me)

Troublemaker
(Come, go with me)
You, you better get ready now
(Come, go with me)

Liar
(Come, go with me)
Oh, I’m waitin’ on ya
(Come, go with me)

Backstabber now
(Come, go with me)
Come and go with me
(Come, go with me)

Don’t bother me
(Come, go with me)
Quit your system troublin’, yeah
(Come, go with me)

Yeah, [Unknown] and terrorists
(Come, go with me)
Yeah, come on, y’all, come on, y’all
(Come, go with me)

Yeah, if you wanna be free here, all right
(Come, go with me)
Come on, go with me
(Come, go with me)

(Come, go with me)
Come on, go with me
(Come, go with me)

See, I’m just movin’ on
(Come, go with me)
Yeah, I’m just movin’ on
(Come, go with me)

Groovin’ on
(Come, go with me)
I can’t help it but move on
(Come, go with me)

(Come, go with me)
I got to move, y’all
(Come, go with me)
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  1. Citations

    • 1 Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group. Reproduced with permission.

Connection Questions

These text-dependent questions are based on the Common Core Anchor Standards for Reading and Literacy in Social Studies:

  1. What is the meaning of the word “exploitation”?
  2. What is the rhyme scheme, and what is its effect on the entire piece?

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