(+Lyrics + meaning + translation ) MLK Interlude by Justin Bieber

Justin Bieber is a Canadian singer. He is currently signed to Def Jam Recordings. MLK is the seventh track off his 6th studio album titled “Justice.”

 

About Martin Luther King Jr.

MLK stands for Martin Luther King!

According to https://www.britannica.com, Martin Luther King Jr. was an American Baptist minister in the United States in the 1950s and ’60s. He was a religious leader, civil and social rights activist. He organized several peaceful protests as head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, including the March on Washington in 1963.

Martin was born on 15th January 1929 and was assassinated on 4th April 1968. He is well known for his contributions to the American Civil Rights movement in 1960.

He is the author of several books like, I have a Dream, Why we can’t wait, Where do we go from here; Chaos or Community, Strength to love, The Measure of man, and so on. He is known for organizing peaceful protests to end segregation and racial discrimination in the United States.

What is MLK by Justin Bieber about?

Justin Bieber extracted the speech of Martin Luther King (MLK) for this particular track in his Justice album.

The speech challenged people to do something right, stand up for the truth, seek justice, face situations boldly, rather than ignoring them or being afraid to set things right in a bid not to face criticism, lose fame, or be killed like he was killed. 

The activist said anyone who ignores or stays away from the truth is as good as dead.

Lyrics to MLK by Justin Bieber

(Martin Luther King Jr.)

I say to .you this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and so precious to you that you will die for it, then you aren’t fit to live. 

You may be 38 years old as I happen to be

And one day some great opportunity stands before you

And calls upon you to stand up for some great principle

Some great issue, some great cause

And you refuse to do it because you are afraid

You refuse to do it because you want to live longer

You’re afraid that you will lose your job

Or you’re afraid that you will be criticized

Or that you will lose your popularity

Or you’re afraid that somebody will stab you or shoot at you or bomb your house

And so you refuse to take the stand

Well you may go on and live until you are 90

But you’re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90

And the sensation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit

You died when you refused to stand up for right

You died when you refused to stand up for truth

You died when you refused to stand up for justice

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