Teddy Pendergrass: Soul Masterclass

No more backward thinking, time for thinking ahead…

Before Justin Timberlake and Usher, there was one soul man who got women into a cold sweat. Teddy Pendergrass is an incomparable soul legend, and he will forever be missed.

His rendition of the Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes song “Wake Up Everybody” resonates so strongly in the midst of the suffering we’ve seen this week.

And lastly: “Turn em’ off!” Whenever I hear “Turn Off The Lights” or think of Cedric the Entertainer’s skit, I’ll always smile and remember Mr. Teddy Pendergrass.

Wake up everybody no more sleepin in bed
No more backward thinkin time for thinkin ahead
The world has changed so very much
From what it used to be so
there is so much hatred war an’ poverty
Wake up all the teachers time to teach a new way
Maybe then they’ll listen to whatcha have to say
Cause they’re the ones who’s coming up and the world is in their hands
when you teach the children teach em the very best you can.

The world won’t get no better if we just let it be
The world won’t get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me.

Wake up all the doctors make the ol’ people well
They’re the ones who suffer an’ who catch all the hell
But they don’t have so very long before the Judgement Day
So won’tcha make them happy before they pass away.
Wake up all the builders time to build a new land
I know we can do it if we all lend a hand
The only thing we have to do is put it in our mind
Surely things will work out they do it every time.

The world won’t get no better if we just let it be
The world won’t get no better we gotta change it yeah, just you and me.


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One response to “Teddy Pendergrass: Soul Masterclass

  1. Rest in Power !

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