Run and Tell That Lyrics - Hairspray LIVE!

Song from NBC's Hairspray LIVE! (2016)
Hairspray LIVE! - Run and Tell That Lyrics

"Run and Tell That" is a song from Hairspray LIVE! performed by Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed) and Shahadi Wright Joseph (Little Inez).

SEAWEED
Hey, I can't see
Why people look at me
And only see the color of my face
And then there's those
That try to help, god knows
But have to always put me in my place

Now i won't ask you to be color blind
'Cause if you pick the fruit
Then girl, you're sure to find...

The blacker the berry
The sweeter the juice
I could say it ain't so
But darlin', what's the use?
The darker the chocolate
The richer the taste
And that's where it's at...
...now run and tell that!!

ENSEMBLE
Run and tell that!

SEAWEED
Run and tell that!

ENSEMBLE
Run and tell that!

SEAWEED (& ENSEMBLE)
I can't see
Why people disagree
Each time I tell them what I know is true
And if you come
And see the world i'm from
I bet your heart is gonna feel it too

Now, I could lie
But baby. Let's be bold
Vanillajian be nice
But if the truth be told...

The blacker the berry
The sweeter the juice
I could say it ain't so
But darlin', what's the use
The darker the chocolate
The richer the taste
That's where it's at
Now run and tell that!!

ENSEMBLE
Run and tell that!

LI'L INEZ
Hey, you're Tracy Turnblad! You're my favorite dancer on the Corny Collins Show.

SEAWEED
This is my sister, Li'l Inez.

TRACY
I saw you at the auditions.

LITTLE INEZ (spoken)
And you got on the show! Good for you,
'cause they kicked me out on my young, gifted and black behind

SEAWEED (spoken)
Show them what you got, girl

LI'L INEZ
I'm tired of coverin' up all my pride

SEAWEED & ENSEMBLE
So give me five on the black-hand side

LI'L INEZ
I've got a new way of movin'
And I got my own voice

SEAWEED & ENSEMBLE
So how can I help
But to shout and rejoice

LI'L INEZ
Oh, the people 'round here
Can barely pay their rent
They're "try'n to make dollar
Out 'a fifteen cent"
But we got a spirit
Money just cant buy

LI'L INEZ & ENSEMBLE
It's deep as a river
And soars to the sky!!

SEAWEED & ENSEMBLE
I cant see
The reason it cant be
The kinda world where we all get our chance
The time is now
And we can show them how
To turn the music up and let's all dance

'Cause all things are equal
When it comes to love
Well, that ain't quite true
'Cause when push comes to shove...

The blacker the berry
The sweeter the juice
I could say it ain't so
But darlin', what's the use
The darker the chocolate
The richer the taste
That's where it's at

SEAWEED
That's where it's at!
Now, baby, run and tell that!

ENSEMBLE
Run and tell that!

SEAWEED
You better run and tell that!

ENSEMBLE
Run and tell that!

SEAWEED
Oh, sugar, oh run and tell
You better run and tell that!

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