People Get Ready
The Impressions are an award-winning group from Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Equality will arise if everyone can get on board, says Curtis Mayfield in this 1965 hit. The song reached number 3 on the R&B charts and number 14 on the Pop charts. It would go on to be covered by numerous artists, including Bob Dylan and Bob Marley. Of the song, Mayfield said the following: "That was taken from my church or from the upbringing of messages from the church. Like there's no hiding place and get on board, and images of that sort. I must have been in a very deep mood of that type of religious inspiration when I wrote that song."
People get ready There's a train a comin' You don't need no baggage You just get on board All you need is faith To hear the diesels hummin' You don't need no ticket You just thank the Lord So people get ready There'a a train to Jordan Picking up passengers Coast to coast Faith is the key Open the doors and board them There's hope for all Among those loved the most There ain't no room For the hopeless sinner Who would hurt all mankind Just to save his own Have pity on those whose Chances grow thinner There's no hiding place Against the Kingdom's throne So people get ready There's a train a comin' You don't need no baggage You just get on board All you need is faith To hear the diesels hummin' Don't need no ticket You just thank the Lord