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Curtis Mayfield

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Now is always the right time
With something positive in your mind.
Whenever someone pulls you down,
Just get back up and hold your ground.
Summer, winter, fall just go
Through the rain and through the snow.
Just get on back to living again...right on.
Back to Living Again, from New World Order (1996)

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