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"Superfly"

(As recorded by Curtis Mayfield)
CURTIS MAYFIELD

Darkness of night with the moon shinin' bright
There's a set going strong
Lots of things going on
The man of the hour has an air of great power
The dudes have envied him for so long

Oh Superfly, you're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is do or die
Ah ah ah ah

The game he plays, he plays for keeps
Hustlin' times in ghetto streets
Tryin' to get over
That's what he's tryin' to do y'all, y'all
Takin' all that he can take
Gamblin' with the odds of fate
Tryin' to get over
Tryin' to get over

I don't understand him but he's a hell of a man
This cat of the slum had a mind, wasn't dumb
But a weakness was shown
'Cause his hustle was wrong
His mind was his own
But the man lived alone

Oh Superfly, you're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is do or die

The aim of his role was to move a lot of blow
Ask him his dream, what does it mean
He wouldn't know
Can't be like the rest, is the most he'll confess
But the time's runnin' out
And there's no happiness

Oh Superfly, you're gonna make your fortune by and by
But if you lose don't ask no questions why
The only game you know is do or die

(c) Copyright 1972 by Curtom Publishing Co., Inc.

- HIT PARADER, April 1973.

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