When We Were Kings
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and getting so little.
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(Mailer) 'George Foreman
was a phenomenon.

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'He was almost like a physical guru.
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'He almost never spoke
but it was always arresting.

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'You never quite knew what he meant,
it might be deep or non-responsive.

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'He was Negritude.
He was this huge Black force.'

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Because of this I had expected
Muhammad Ali to be here today.

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I was gonna hit him in his mouth
to give you some entertainment.

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Now when I go in the ring,
you see what kind of mind I got now?

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Oh! Oh!
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I just got to pound him.
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I'm not gonna even realise...
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I might look at his face
and say, "How'd I do that?"

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Allah, God, I'm his tool. God got
in me on purpose for my people.

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God has made this man
look like a little kid.

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His so-called right hand ain't
nothing now, I don't even feel 'em!

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I walk right in and take my shots
because I have God in my mind.

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I'm thinking of my people being free
and I can help with just one fight.

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He looks little in comparison
to what I'm getting from it!

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But if I think about just me...
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George Foreman knocked out
Joe Frazier like he was God.

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He knocked out Ken Norton.
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And the white press,
the power structure

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rank me to get tired in five or six,
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then I go in like Norton
and the rest of them and get scared.

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But my God controls the universe.
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(Plimpton) 'I was interested
in people called "f├ęticheurs".

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'They are witches, soothsayers,
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'and in Western Africa
almost everybody has one.

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'They go to a witch doctor
the way we would go to a dentist.'

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Muhammad Ali had been
to Mobutu's f├ęticheur.

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And...
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He had said that...

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