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The Bottle
Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson Lyrics


See that black boy over there, runnin' scared
His ol' man's in a bottle.
He done quit his 9 to 5 to drink full time
So now he's livin' in the bottle.

See that Black boy over there, runnin' scared
His ol' man got a problem
Pawned off damn near everything, his ol'
Woman's weddin' ring for a bottle.

And don't you think it's a crime
When time after time, people in the bottle.

See that sista, sho wuz fine before she
Started drinkin' wine
From the bottle.
Said her ol' man committed a crime

And he's doin' time,
So now she's in the bottle.
She's out there on the avenue, all by herself
Sho' needs help from the bottle.

Preacherman tried to help her out,
She cussed him out and hit him in the head with a bottle.
And don't you think it's a crime
When time after time, people in the bottle.

See that gent in the wrinkled suit
He done damn near blown his cool
To the bottle
He wuz a doctor helpin' young girls along

If they wuzn't too far gone to have problems.
But defenders of the dollar eagle
Said "What you doin', Doc, it ain't legal,"
And now he's in the bottle.

Now we watch him everyday tryin' to
Chase the pigeons away
From the bottle.
And don't you think it's a crime
When time after time, people in the bottle.

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing
Written by: GIL SCOTT HERON

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briteppr62

He was a genius! RIP GSH

yobaseen21

I bloody love this song.

Stereoccult

I love this song! Jesus... I used to listen to Pieces of a Man and Winter In America almost everyday. I've been revisiting Gill Scott lately. Too badass!

memorymom1

Summer of "74"! What a song,..........what a summer! The talented Gil Scott Heron!

Tom Muir

AMAZING SONG...TAKES ME WAAAAAYY BACK.

msmichele60

Poetic genius rest in eternal peace king 👑💔🕊️🙏🏽

Luminh

When musicians had a bit of consciousness beside doin' great music which they still do

Татьяна Александровна

Funking good ❤️

JCRWEB

Great song!!

Kenneth Casey

What a song !!!!

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