Before The Beach
Ellis Dee(He Ain't Free)
Why is he cussin' and calling disgustin'
The city that is now his home.
He never smiles or keeps us with styles
He is black and he is all alone.
And you ask why he's this way
Well brother you're too blind to see,
It's cause Ellis Dee aint free, like you and me.
Get out of the street, dont get high on my beat.
Go on home the policeman warns.
Just cause your poor, why do you declare war.
I cant help the way you were born.
Why are they holdin' him down.
He's spending his life on his knees.
Cause Ellis Dee, he aint free like you and me.
Got to help Ellis, Got to help Ellis.
You know we got to help Ellis, Ellis Dee.
Try and help Ellis, you and me.
Got to get to Ellis, hear his plea
Try and help Ellis get free.
Ellis got hooked and he shook in his little,
In his cold little shivery cell.
While on the street in that smae funky beat
Mister pusher was still doing well.
And Ellis Junior cries tears his Daddy cant see.
Cause Ellis Dee he aint free like you and me.