Black Gold (Esperanza Spalding)

Hold your head as high as you can High enough to see who you are, little man Life sometimes is cold and cruel Baby no one else will tell you so remember that You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold Now maybe no one else has told you so But you're golden, baby Black Gold with a diamond soul Think of all the strength you have in you From the blood you carry within you Ancient men, powerful men Built us a civilization They'll be folks hell-bent on putting you down Don't get burned Not necessarily everyone will know your worth Think of all the strength you have in you From the blood you carry within you Ancient men, powerful men Built us a civilization Think of all the strength you have in you Powerful, powerful men Built us a civilization Hold your head as high as you can High enough to see who you are, little man Life sometimes is cold and cruel Baby no one else will tell you so remember that You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold There'll be folks hell-bent on putting you down Don't get burned Not necessarily everyone will know your worth Think of all the strength you have in you From the blood you carry within you Ancient men, powerful men Built us a civilization Think of all the strength you have in you Powerful, powerful men Built us a civilization Hold your head as high as you can High enough to see who you are, little man Life sometimes is cold and cruel Baby no one else will tell you so remember that You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold Think of all the strength you have in you From the blood you carry within you Ancient men, powerful men Built us a civilization All the strength All the blood That you carry Ancient men Powerful men In you Built us a civilization Hold your head as high as you can High enough to see who you are, little man Life sometimes is cold and cruel Baby no one else will tell you so remember that You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold You are Black Gold, Black Gold You are Black Gold Hold your head as high as you can High enough to see who you are, little man Life sometimes is cold and cruel Baby no one else will tell you so remember that You are Black Gold You are Black Gold You are You are You are Hold your head up Don't give up You are Black Gold You are You are Black Gold Black Gold, Black Gold, Black Gold