This is one of my most favorite songs of all time. Not only are the instrumentals genius, but the lyrics are so motivational, as were many of his songs released before Move On Up, at the height of the Civil Rights Movement. Curtis Mayfield is an icon. Growing up in the projects of Chicago with only his mother, he managed to become one of the greatest musicians of all time. He influenced artists across the board, from Bob Marley, to Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Bill Withers. I think Mayfield had a really good grasp of magic. He knew the power of language and of intent, and put that knowledge to use. He wanted to uplift anyone that heard his music.