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Thursday, February 15, 2018

A Sound File & A Video Of The Gospel Song "God's Trying To Tell You Something" From "The Color Purple" Movie (with lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams provides information about The Color Purple book and movie and showcases the Gospel song "God's Tryin To Tell You Something" as featured in the movie The Color Purple.

The content of this post is presented for cultural, inspirational, motivational, religious, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyright remains with their owners.

Thanks to Andrae Crouch, the composer of this song and thanks to all those who are featured in these videos. Thanks also to the author of The Color Purple and its movie and thanks to publishers of these two clips on YouTube.

This pancocojams post is dedicated to all those who have lost their lives in gun violence in the United States. Rest in peace.

Yesterday's (Feb. 14, 2018) shooting at a Florida high school was the 18th school shooting in the United States in 2018.

It is long past time to DO SOMETHING about the widespread availability of assault weapons and the relative inaccessibility of mental health treatment in the United States.

Since Republicans have long fought against gun control and support the decrease in funding for mental health support services, one important step is to remember to vote Democratic in November 2018's elections to replace those in office who just offer "thoughts and prayers" to the families of the victims of these gun tragedies and offer up meaningless statements that "it's too soon to talk about gun violence" every time a gun tragedy happens.

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INFORMATION ABOUT "THE COLOR PURPLE"
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Color_Purple
"The Color Purple is a 1982 epistolary novel by American author Alice Walker who won the 1983 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and the National Book Award for Fiction.[1][a] It was later adapted into a film and musical of the same name.

Taking place mostly in rural Georgia, the story focuses on the life of African-American women in the Southern United States in the 1930s, addressing numerous issues including their exceedingly low position in American social culture.

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The Color Purple won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1983, making Walker the first woman of color to win the prize.[5][6] Walker also won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1983.[7] Mel Watkins of the New York Times Book Review wrote that it is a "striking and consummately well-written novel," praising its powerful emotional impact and epistolary structure.[8]

While the novel has garnered critical acclaim, it has also been the subject of controversy. It is 17th on the American Library Association's list of most frequently challenged or banned books.[9] Commonly cited justications for banning the book include sexual explicitness, explicit language, violence, and homosexuality.[10] The book received greater scrutiny amidst controversy surrounding the release of the film adaptation in 1985.[11] The controversy centered around the depiction of black men, which some critics saw as feeding stereotypical narratives of black male violence, while others found the representation compelling and relatable.[12]

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The novel was adapted into a film of the same name in 1985. It was directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Whoopi Goldberg as Celie, Danny Glover as Albert, and Oprah Winfrey as Sofia. Though nominated for eleven Academy Awards, it won none. This perceived snubbing ignited controversy because many critics considered it the best picture that year,[14] including Roger Ebert.[15]."...

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SHOWCASE EXAMPLES
Example #1: God is trying to tell you somethin(The Color Purple)



qwertyuiop205, Published on Aug 3, 2008

this song is one of the greaset hits of all of america for the the best selling song.

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Example #2: The Color Purple: God Is Trying To Tell You Something



ADB, Published on Oct 14, 2012

This is the song "God Is Trying To Tell You Something", as performed in the movie "The Color Purple". The vocals for the lead singer "Shug" are performed by singer Tata Vega.
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Here are selected comments from this video's discussion thread that explain this scene (These comments are numbered for referencing purposes only:
1. SpikedHoney, 2013
"What always got me was that the folks were straight CHILLIN' at the Juke Joint EARLY on Sunday morning. At least creep in during the afternoon."

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REPLY
2. Karimah Abdul-Mani, 2017
SpikedHoney
were probably there all night. lol. smh."
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smh= [a saying not an actual action meaning] "shake my head" (in exasperation, annoyance, and/or some other emotion/s)

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3. Jaime Knoble, 2016
"Always wondered, is the girl singing lead in the church choir Shug's child that her parents raised?"

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REPLY
4. westnar1
"Yes that's Shug's oldest child"
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"Shug" is an African American affectionate nickname (for a female or male). The nickname is a clip of the word "sugar".

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5. nyrockchicxx, 2017
"I always feel that at one time Shug was that young girl in the choir singing lead, but she had so much fire in her to live life she had to sing in clubs, yet never did she forget those gospel roots, which lead her back to her father. That choir is awesome too.
A great song. A great scene."

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REPLY
6. Michelle Williams, 2016
"I definitely agree and I believe you caught the moral of the story."

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REPLY
7. Michelle Williams, 2016
"I felt the father pushed her away because she left the church, had a child and wasn't married which is the girl singing lead in the choir"

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8. nyrockchicxx
"Well yes. Her father was the morally upright preacher, and his daughter was some sinner! In the book she has 2 children (by Mister no less), unmarried, that she leaves behind with the preacher & his wife, while she goes off & carouses around town, drinks, uses her God given talent to sing in juke joints, and then to the big city before she returns, and this scene."

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LYRICS: GOD IS TRYING TO TELL YOU SOMETHING
(composer Andrae Crouch)

Yes, yes, yes, yes
Lord, yes
Oh, yes
My soul, my soul says yes

If I were you
I would say yes, speak
Lord
Speak to me
Oh, Speak, Lord
Won't you speak to me?
I was so blind, I was so lost until you spoke to me
Oh, speak, Lord
Speak, Lord
And hear my mind,
Oh, with your word, heal my soul
Oh, speak, Lord
Speak to me. Speak, my Lord
I love you, Lord
Save my soul

Can't sleep at night and you wonder why
Maybe God is trying to tell you something
Crying all night long, something's gone wrong
Maybe God is trying to tell you something

Oh, you can't sleep at night and you sure wonder why
Maybe god is trying to tell you something

Trying, trying, trying, trying, I'm trying, I'm trying, I'm trying
Maybe God is trying to tell you something (repeat 4x)

Lord, He's got to tell you something (repeat 2x)

I hear you, Lord
Maybe God is trying to tell you right now, right now
I'm gonna praise your name
I praise your name
Speak to me, Lord
Maybe God is trying to tell you something right now, right now,
Right now
Thank you, Lord
Maybe God is trying to tell you something right now
Right now, right now
Thank you, Lord...

online source: https://www.lyricsondemand.com/t/tatavegalyrics/godistryingtotellyousomethinglyrics.html

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